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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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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