Sometimes a test failover needs to have external resources inside it so that applications work properly. Or sometimes to support authentication. I once knew a customer who put a domain controller on the network that the test failover was on, and once the test was successful he put it back on the production network. Lots … Continue reading How to get a domain controller into a test failover – SAFELY!
Hello all, This is coming to you from Zurich, on a cold rainy day but where the city still looks beautiful. It was a busy work at VMworld EMEA but I was able to talk to lots of nice people about cool stuff so that was pretty good. Monday I am talking to a partner … Continue reading Newsletter: November 9, 2019
Hello all, First, I have to apologize for no newsletter last weekend. It was a busy weekend in a fascinating place (Waterton) and I did not have much wireless so things did not get done. But that means you get some extra material this week! I did a couple of VAO articles recently - one … Continue reading Newsletter: July 6, 2019
You might see this error one day in VAO. I have. It is pretty simple to see this. I had configured my replication on the production site, and I had created the virtual lab on the recovery site. I did that specifically since I had virtual labs on my production site for the SureBackup jobs … Continue reading VAO – Virtual Lab ‘X’ not found on server ‘y’
Hello all, An interesting week, in that I was in the lab a lot, and heard that Veeam was vSAN certified on vSphere 6.5 U2 which took some work! But some of the work was to be ready to head out to visit with customers in the next couple of weeks, but also VMworld. I … Continue reading Newsletter: August 11, 2018
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?
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 now out, and in peoples hand so hopefully this article helps! If you access VAO and see something like this. Not that it takes many clicks to get by, but … Continue reading Avoiding extra clicks on Veeam Availability Orchestrator
Veeam has a new tool in the fight for availability and it is called Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO). You have likely heard me mention it before. In it’s current state it is quite different then what it was when you may have see or heard about it before. It is not GA yet but I … Continue reading DR Orchestration Rules!
Hello there, I hope that everyone had a great week, and are enjoying their weekend? I am, but I did have a pretty good week and I am looking forward to next week. I should have a new job soon and I am quite excited about that! I was able to get my View 7 … Continue reading Newsletter: April 9, 2016