Veeam Cloud Connect – Service Provider Setup

  Veeam has always been a great product for backup and replication, and in the recent past, they had introduced Cloud Connect, as a way to have integrated offsite backups to a hosted provider.  What makes Cloud Connect really special, is that all communication to the cloud provider is over a single port.  No need […]

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Veeam Architect – Repository Types

  In the previous Veeam Architect post, we talked about the different transport modes available to move our data from the production VMs, into the backup files, which will be stored in a backup repository that we define.  But, there are a couple different options for a backup repository in Veeam Backup and Replication, so […]

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v101tv – vSAN Configuration

Now that the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) is installed and networking is configured on our hosts, it’s time to setup vSAN and go over some of the options.

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Awarded vExpert title for 2017

  I was honored today to see the announcement that I was awarded the title vExpert for the 5th year in a row. vExpert is a title that VMware awards to those that have made significant contributions to the VMware community.  The title doesn’t show a particular level of technical expertise; but rather shows that those […]

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v101tv – VCSA Configuration

Now that VCSA is installed, it’s time to start adding in hosts and configure them, as well as configuring a virtual distributed switch.  

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Veeam Architect – Proxy Transport Modes

  Veeam, the leader in virtualization backups, has a couple different ways of gathering your production data and transporting it to the Backup Repository.  In this post, we will look at all three methods, and show the data path for each, and see what some benefits of each mode are.  First, let’s take a look […]

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Secondary Storage is Cohesity’s Primary Goal

Cohesity is a company I had heard of before but really didn’t know anything about.  Thankfully, this week during Tech Field Day 12, I was able to sit and listen for to what they do, and why they do it.  In short, Cohesity wants to be the secondary storage in your data center. Their strategy is to be […]

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