One of the more discrete things in VAO is that you can have dynamic variables added to your report template and each time a report is generated - any type of report in fact - the variables will be replaced with the right info for the report that was processed. This is something I found … Continue reading Using Dynamic variables in VAO
Hello there, If you are using Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) you may have noticed that we limit a VM group to start 10 VMs simultaneously. If your plan has two VM groups that means the first group starts 10 VMs at a time until there are not more to start, than the next VM group … Continue reading Improving failover speed in VAO
Hello all, I mention this stuff a lot and people are always surprised. So I thought I would share this here so that more of you can see this. Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) v2 is a DR orchestration tool that can use replicas or backups as the source for failovers in a crisis. As a … Continue reading What else can you do with Veeam Availability Orchestrator?
Hello all, I had an error in my lab recently that was a little odd, and non-intuitive. So I thought it a good one to share. I was doing a test failover of a restore plan - so backups were in use rather than the typical replicas. I saw my VM restored, but than it … Continue reading DataLab “X.Y.Z” not found on server “abc.thewhites.ca”
Hello all, I am very happy to say that what I have been working for a long time - with many other people - has now reached General Availability. It is a big release and we are going to look at things in this article. Release Notes - https://www.veeam.com/veeam_orchestrator_2_0_release_notes_en_rn.pdf Bits - https://www.veeam.com/availability-orchestrator-download.html It is important … Continue reading Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2.0 is now GA
I have seen this happen with Veeam Replication, as well as Zerto. Microsoft patches are downloaded, and some of them need to install at boot so that is scheduled. I have seen when Zerto replicated the VM when the patches were not quite finished being configured to install at boot. That impacted the start of … Continue reading Patches outstanding can slow recovery
Hi all, I have been using Veeam Backup & Replication off and on for a long time. One of the things I have not used often, until lately, was the guest application consistency. I really like it, the way it can do a proper application consistent backup of SQL or Exchange and yet manage the … Continue reading Working with Veeam Application Consistency!