Veeam Backup for GCP and Multi-tenancy

Since we released Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform (can we call it VB4GCP from now on, do you mind?) a few weeks ago, many users have immediately started to use it. The use case of a single user protecting his resources is very easy to understand and configure, but today I’ve been asked by one of our service providers how could we configure the software to protect different customers from the same installation. Let’s test this in the lab!

Set a static IP in VeeamPN appliance

For a new chapter of my book on Veeam Availability Console, I created a second virtual datacenter and I needed to connect the two of them together with a vpn. I have many options, like using the embedded ipsec capabilities of the NSX Edge i have at both sites, as they both run vCloud Director, but I decided to use Veeam Powered Network, in order to use this opportunity to learn more about it. And the first thing I’ve learned was how to configure the appliance with a static IP address.

New year, new Let’s Encrypt automation: goodbye ACMEsharp, hello Posh-ACME!

The beginning of each year, lately seems to be the time when I have to update my scripts that control the automatic management of SSL certificates. I started three years ago by learning first about Let's Encrypt certificates, and how they could have solved my needs for automatically renew (for free!) my SSL certificates. At the time I started to use ACMESharp: it seemed to be a great fit as it worked in powershell and had all the features I needed; but lately, it has lagged behind, and the move the ACME v2 was the final nail in its coffin.