Recently I wrote a detailed blog post about VMware Tools and the options available to update them at scale. Because this post was published on VMware’s blog Customer Experience and Success, I cannot publish the same post here. Therefore, I am summarizing my article here and providing the link to it. The first part deals with understanding VMware Tools Updates. It focuses on compatibility, what […]
A huge amount of new features and detail improvements are coming with the new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12! My blog post series is about the smaller features and improvements in v12. So take a look at what else is new in Veeam VBR v12.
Posted: February 8, 2023
This short post is about an issue in VMware vCenter that causes vSphere Cluster Services (vCLS) VMs fail to deploy. Because of this cluster functions like Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) doesn’t work. My post shows a solution for this problem.
Posted: January 31, 2023
Microsoft published a security update for Windows. If you see my blog posts, you will see, I am no Microsoft-guy. But there are some rumors about KB5021131. Does it break VMware vCenter login? What is KB5021131 about Microsoft will enforce applications to use the more secure AES algorithm for Kerberos encryption instead of the unsecure RC4-HMAC. For sure a good idea! Statement from KB5021131: This […]
In times of Ransomware , security breaches and exploits it is more and more important to harden every layer of IT infrastructure. This blog post is about hardening options of VMware layers. I will describe the concept of the VMware Security Hardening Guides and how to check compliance with VMware Operations Manager.
We will see a lot of new features and improvements in Veeam Backup & Replication v12 (VBR). One of them is the possibility to move backups between repositories. It’s not just new that this will be an option in the GUI, also fast cloning information will be moved. This means that synthetic fulls will not need more space on target repository than it uses on […]
Posted: September 7, 2022
Recently I had to troubleshoot an error in Veeam Backup and Replication. Error appeared at File Level Restore operations. Task that had to be completed The task was to restore Windows files from a Veeam Hardened Repository. Environment in which the problem happened Environment consists of existing and freshly installed proxies and repositories servers. New repository servers were Windows and Linux as hardened repository (LHR). […]
Posted: August 31, 2022
A new feature in vSphere 7 is the ability to configure a VMkernel port used for backups in NBD (Network Block Device) respectively Network mode. This can be used to isolate backup traffic from other traffic types. Up to this release, there was no direct option to select VMkernel port for backup. In this post I show how to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere. […]
A huge amount of new features and detail improvements are coming with the new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12! My blog post series is about the smaller features and improvements in v12. So take a look, what else is new in Veeam VBR v12. This Part is about news in tape support.
Posted: August 9, 2022
A huge amount of new features and detail improvements are coming with the new version of Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12! My new blog post series is about the smaller features and improvements in v12. So take a look, what else is new in Veeam VBR v12. This Part is like – Part 1 – a unsorted list of improvements I found during the […]
Posted: August 3, 2022