In powershell, in order to use credentials to authenticate against different systems you have different options. When running scripts interactively, we can configure the powershell command to ask us for username and password, but saving passwords in clear text into a script is a bad security practice. Powershell however has a way to hide passwords in commands and scripts.
During the just concluded VMworld 2015, EMC released a VSA named VVols Tech Preview to help people to test this technology in their labs. I was just waiting for the first vendor to offer the possibility to easily test VVOLs capabilities, so thanks to EMC for this. Time to deploy it in my lab!
My job at Veeam is the first time in my IT career working in a software company, and I’ve learned a ton of things about software development. Not as a developer myself, since I don’t have any code writing skill (I wouldn’t call my low scripting capabilities “coding”), but partecipating to internal discussions about development has been so far an interesting experience. One of the most fascinating things I’ve learned is UX (User Experience) development, in particular around the User Interface.
A nice and easy way to receive email notifications into Slack.
If you want to learn how Veeam Cloud Connect uses encryption to protect and secure communications over an unsecure channel like the Internet, this video I recorded is for you.
Veeam repositories, both Windows and Linux based, are running a software component responsible for receiving and storing data as they are processed by proxies. One of the most important parameter when sizing a repository is its expected memory consumption. Here are some informations for its proper configuration.
As any existing software, Ceph is subject to minor and major releases. My entire series of posts has been realized using version Giant (0.87), but by the time I completed the series, Hammer (0.94) was released. Note that Ceph, as other linux softwares, uses a major release naming scheme based on the letter of the alphabet, so Giant is the 7th major release. Ceph releases both minor and major versions of the software, so it’s important to know how to upgrade it.
NetApp has a nice ONTAP Simulator that is freely available, and allows anyone to test out their storage platform without having to own a physical array. In the past I’ve used the NetApp Edge VSA, but since some months this is not available anymore, and the simulator is the only way to go. In this article, I’ll show you how to install and configure the Simulator with its latest version 8.3 RC1, and connect it to a vSphere cluster.