Talking about Community at VeeamOn 2017

  Last week was Veeam’s Availability conference, VeeamOn, in New Orleans, LA.  I was able to get some time with Nigel Hickey and Matt Crape on the showroom floor and talk about the community that surrounds IT and virtualization.  I am currently a VMUG leader for Cincinnati, OH.  Nigel is a VMUG leader for Houston, […]

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Ransomware Talk with fellow Veeam Vanguards

  While at VeeamOn 2017, I had an opportunity to talk with my fellow Veeam Vanguards.  With the hot topic of WannaCry ransomware the week before, we decided to sit down and talk about ransomware, employee education, and backup protection from encryption.  Thanks to Ian Sanderson and Dean Lewis.

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VeeamON 2017 – New Announcements from Day 1

  On Tuesday, VeeamOn was kicked off the morning general session.  If you aren’t familiar, VeeamOn is the premiere  availability conference, hosted this year in New Orleans; running for 2 days, with a third day dedicated for partner sessions. Peter McKay, co-CEO of Veeam took the stage, and started sharing some statistics with the over […]

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v101tv – vSphere Cluster Configuration

  In this episode, we cover some of the cluster level features, such as HA, DRS, and DPM – and talk about predictive DRS, as well as demonstrate live in the lab and HA failover, and DRS working to meet VM resource requirements.  

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VMware discontinues vSphere Data Protection

On April 5th, VMware announced that they would discontinue VDP, vSphere Data Protection – VMware’s integration backup solution.  Now, VMware will not have an integrated backup solution but instead will rely (as they should) on partner solutions that utilize official vSphere APIs. https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2149614 Several years ago, VMware had 2 versions of VDP – standard and […]

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McAfee Web Gateway and Microsoft Offline Root CA Certificate

  I ran into an interesting problem these last couple days trying to work with a certificate and McAfee’s Web Gateway.  Following the instructions to create a subordinate CA certificate and import into the Web Gateway console, I received an error: “Verifying certificate chain failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target. Chain for […]

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Veeam Vanguard 2017

I was informed earlier this month that I was awarded the title of Veeam Vanguard again, for the 2017 year.  This is indeed a great honor and I appreciate all the hard work that the team over at Veeam has done to make this the best program out there. For those not familiar with what […]

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