Backup and restore vSphere SPBM policies with Veeam Backup & Replication

SPBM allows virtualization administrator to remove all the burden of manual placement of virtual disks, spreadsheets full of data about which VM is stored where, which LUN coming from a given array has feature X enabled, and so on. With SPBM, admins can create multiple policies with the needed options, and once the policy is applied to a VM, vSphere will automatically check for the compliancy of the VM and the storage it is actually stored onto, and if the policy is not fulfilled, a storage vmotion will happen to move the VM into a complaint storage. And policies can also be changed in real–time, and remediation again will happen automatically.
This new solution is a huge advantage, and many admins are leveraging this capability more and more. But what happens when a virtual machine has to be restored from a backup? Are those policies preserved? The answer is yes, if you use Veeam Backup & Replication.

Veeam Backup & Replication 7.0 Patch 4: VSAN support!

Veeam just released the new and latest patch for Backup & Replication 7.0, numbered Patch 4. The new patch can be installed on any previous version of 7.0 release, since as usual the patch is cumulative. The final build number after the upgrade will be now 7.0.0.871.
There are as usual many improvements and fixes, and two big enhancements. The first one is the added support for Microsoft SQL 2014, but for sure the biggest news is with no doubt the support for VMware Virtual SAN, unofficially shorten VSAN by many.

Why I don’t like blade servers

After the recent release of VMware VSAN, there has been a series of blog posts from some of my peers talking about the design considerations that VSAN has brought. If you read them in the order they were published, you can follow the conversation that is going on: VSAN – The Unspoken Truth by Maish Saidel-Keesing […]

My experience at VMworld US 2013

I’m back since few days from VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, and as usual I’m slowly starting to “digest” the huge amount of news I received. Among the several announcements from VMware itself and those from almost every partner at the event, is hard to choose what to select and what to ignore. This year I completely […]

La mia esperienza al VMworld US 2013

Sono rientrato da pochi giorni dal VMworld 2013 tenutosi a San Francisco, e come sempre sto iniziando lentamente e faticosamente a “digerire” la spaventosa mole di informazioni ricevute. Tra i numerosi annunci di VMware stessa e quelle di più o meno tutti i partner presenti, è difficile scegliere di cosa interessarsi e cosa tralasciare. Quest’anno […]