If you want to backup virtual machines running on an NFS storage in vSphere using virtual proxies, Veeam has a dedicated registry key to protect you from NFS locks.
Test Veeam Storage Snapshots in your lab
In a previous post, I described how you can configure a virtual proxy to access an iSCSI storage, in order to test DirectSAN backups. Veeam has an additional functionality, called Storage Snapshots, that improves even more DirectSAN backups performances when you have a supported storage. I’m going to show you in this post how you can configure it in your lab.
Test DirectSAN backups without a physical Veeam server
One of the nice features of Veeam Backup & Replication, when it comes to backup speed, is the possibility to use DirectSAN as its backup method on vSphere environments. This option offers the best performances, but has some precise requirements at the hardware level. It could be easy to comply with them in a production environment, but what if you want to test it in your lab, where usually hardware options are limited? Don’t worry, there is a solution!
EFA: nice and free spam filter virtual appliance
EFA, Email Filtering Appliance, is the successor of ESVA, and is a free and powerful antispam virtual appliance. it’s free, it’s quickly installable thanks to the OVF format available for both VMware and Hyper-V environments, and it has a nice and easy web interface to administer everything.
New Nutanix models 1000 and 6000: different formats, same idea!
Yesterday Nutanix has announced two new models to be added to their existing catalog. The two series, named NX-1000 and NX-6000, goes at the opposite edges of their catalog, just like the names suggest. NX-1000 The first model, NX-1000, differs from the primary model 3000 for the lack of the Fusion-IO card, a lower amount of memory […]
Nuovi modelli Nutanix 1000 e 6000: differenti formati, stessa filosofia
Ieri Nutanix ha annunciato due nuove famiglie di modelli, che vanno ad aggiungersi al catalogo esistente. Le due serie, denominate NX-1000 e NX-6000, vanno a posizionarsi agli estremi opposti del loro catalogo, come anche i nomi lasciano intendere. NX-1000 Il primo modello, NX-1000, differisce dalla serie principale 3000 per la mancanza della scheda Fusion-IO on board, […]
Howto convert a physical RDM into a VMDK disk
I’m working with a customer to refresh his VMware infrastructure. At the moment, the platform is based on ESX 3.5 and vCenter 2.5, so it’s pretty old. The upgrade phase is not going to be a problem, but the customer in the past has followed too much some old reccomendations, and has made a high […]
Convertire un physical RDM in un disco VMDK
Sto lavorando presso un cliente a un progetto di rinnovo tecnologico della sua infrastruttura VMware. Attualmente, la piattaforma è basata su ESX 3.5 e vCenter 2.5, quindi parecchio arretrata. La fase di aggiornamenti vari non è un problema, se non che seguendo forse troppo alla lettera alcune raccomandazioni del passato, il cliente ha fatto un […]