When I am doing BCDR work, I like to build a recovery plan. This is info for a specific app that I get from an Application Catalog, or a Business Impact Assessment (BIA) and it is the specific details I need to do my actual BCDR tool recovery plan - such as Veeam Availability Orchestrator … Continue reading Recovery Plan – Exchange
Hello, I have been playing with this in the lab for a bit. A customer had an issue and confusion doing this in VAO so that means I need to figure it out and write it up. So here we are. Situation We have virtual machines on two different VLANs that need to be able … Continue reading Multi VLAN in a Veeam Virtual Lab when using VAO
This has been bothering me for a bit. When I do a test failover I see the error above. Here is a screenshot: This is an example out of my lab. I could start and stop the virtual lab in the VAO UI with no issues. I removed / uninstalled everything and tried again. Still … Continue reading Virtual Lab “xray” not found on server “xyz.mine.ca”
Hello all, We were working in Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) recently and I had an interesting error and a few of us were puzzled by it. So that means it is a good one to share. During a test failover we saw some unusual errors and the test failover failed. The two screenshots above are … Continue reading Virtual Lab: VM has no network adapter error
Hi there, I had some issues recently where a better understanding of network remapping when replicating with Veeam would have been good. Especially since it can impact your virtual lab work as well as a failover when using Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). After all, you would not want your VMs to fail-over when they are … Continue reading Network remapping with Veeam Backup & Replication
Hi there, Several people asked me about this recently so I thought I better share my info. When you uninstall VAO, there is still some things left - like the SQL database. So here is my info on doing an uninstall so that it is possible to install VAO again on the VM. If you … Continue reading Clean Up of VAO uninstall
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