Using Veeam and VMware vSphere Tags for Advanced Policy-driven Data Protection

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vSphere tags are incredibly powerful objects, that can be used in many and amazing ways. One of the possible use cases for tags is Data Protection. Veeam supports vSphere tags in both vSphere 5.5 and 6.0, and with them you can create advanced policy-based data protection rules.

I presented this topic at VMworld 2015, together with my colleague Rick Vanover in San Francisco and alone in Barcelona. We got a packed room in both the events, and we found out people are really interested in using and consuming tags to configure Veeam jobs. What they were missing were some suggestions about how to do it. The feedback we received during the two presentations gave us a confirmation that we hit a need among our users. By the way, I promise next time to also run some live demo, as requested in some comments in the survey!

VMware recorded the presentation in San Francisco, and for those of you who attended the event but not our session, you can find the video in the VMworld portal after you login, by searching for session SDDC6282-SPO. If you don’t have the opportunity to access this video, I’ve created a “printed version” of the presentation, by writing a whitepaper around the same topic. It has been just published in the Veeam website, and you can get it by clicking on the miniature of the cover page right here:

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I’m really interested to listen to your feedback, comments, suggestions, complaints, and if you’d like to have more content revolving around policy-based data protection.