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Does Microsoft KB5021131 break vCenter login?

Does Microsoft KB5021131 break vCenter login?

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 […]

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VMware Security Hardening Guides and how to check compliance

VMware Security Hardening Guides and how to check compliance

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.

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New in v12: move backups between repositories

New in v12: move backups between repositories

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 […]

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Error at Veeam File Level Restore

Error at Veeam File Level Restore

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). […]

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How to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere

How to isolate NBD backup traffic in vSphere

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. […]

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What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 3/Tape)

What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 3/Tape)

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.

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What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 2)

What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 2)

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 […]

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New in VBR v12: Linux Hardened Repository as Proxy

New in VBR v12: Linux Hardened Repository as Proxy

Compared to the small size of this post the information in it is huge. With Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR) v12 it will be possible to use a Linux Hardened Repository (LHR) server as proxy server. Only limitation seems to be the transport mode. Only Network mode (NBD) is supported! This is because of security reasons. Network Mode was possible to implement without requiring root […]

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New in VBR v12: True per-machine backup files

New in VBR v12: True per-machine backup files

Veeam Backup&Replication (VBR) v12 is coming soon. So its time to get to know its new features and improvements. And there are a lot of them! I already started a blog series about smaller features and improvements. This post is about a new feature that helps manage a machine more individually within and between backup jobs. Project title: True per-machine backup files.

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What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 1)

What (else) is new in Veeam VBR v12 (Part 1)

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. Part 1 is a unsorted list of improvements I found during the first few hours of playing […]

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