In Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) you have by default the ability to protect virtual machines by vSphere tags, and it works pretty good. However, I know a customer who is on vSphere 6.0 and tags are not working so they need a new method of selecting VMs to be protected. It turns out we have … Continue reading So, you cannot use tags to protect your VMs?
Hello all, This article is about using an important feature in Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). I was thinking of writing this and a friend reached out to me about an issue he was having in VAO and it was due to him not using a Lab Group. So that moved the importance of this article … Continue reading Creating and using Lab Groups
Hello all, It is pretty darn cool - I have been working on this pretty much since I started at Veeam and today it is GA. I assume it is available for sale too. Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) is a DR orchestration tool. This means you can do a test failover of your apps, confirm … Continue reading Veeam Availability Orchestrator v1.0 is NOW GA!
In this previous article I showed you about in-guest scripting in VAO. While normal PowerShell scripts work fine, the article showed how you could get more info into the UI and reports. In this article we are going to look at how we can pull variables into the script and use them. I had some … Continue reading In-guest Scripting – with variables – in VAO
This caught me by surprise. I am working on an article about doing scripting in Veeam Availability Orchestrator. Pretty interesting stuff - passing parameters through to the script that is executing inside a VM during a failover. However, I found an odd error. I was tweaking a script and loading it into VAO and doing … Continue reading Could not connect to VM utility_replica
Hello all, I learned something recently that I thought worth sharing. I have been testing in-guest scripting in Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). This is the cool scripting that is executed inside a VM during a test or failover - yet centrally managed in the VAO console. I have a simple script that creates a file … Continue reading In-guest Scripting in VAO
Hi all, Here is the info you need to avoid the extra clicks when logging in to Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). This cool software is not out yet (but if you want to learn more about it check out this article), but it is in RC and is out and around with a bunch of … Continue reading Avoiding extra clicks on Veeam Availability Orchestrator