Who doesn’t love PowerShell and PoweCLI? I use it to automate as much as I can. Building demo environments, upgrading stuff or just playing around. The list is just a few examples of available modules from the Microsoft PowerShell Gallery, you can spend hours exploring interesting modules there. The list below is mostly a reminder for myself but feel free to explore!
Update 3 has just been released for Veeam Backup & Replication. Update 3 comes with a lot of new cool functionality:
Storage Snapshots Integrations New strategic partnerships and storage integrations include:
IBM Spectrum Virtualize – IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and the IBM Storwize family
Lenovo Storage V series
Bringing functionalities to these arrays like Backup from Storage Snapshots, Explorers for Storage Snapshots
Recycle bin for Cloud Connect
As a way of protecting backups from maliciously being deleted if someone gets access to the tenants credentials, deleted backups will now be placed in a recycle bin for a configurable amount of days but to the user they’re gone. This way it will still be possible to retrieve backup files and restore VMs and/or files even though from a user perspective the backup files seems lost. Once the backup files have been deleted and temporarily placed in the recycle bin, the backup files will not consume valuable resources from the disk quota. When the deleted backup files needs to be used the tenant has to contact the service provider to have the service provider restore the backup files from the recycle bin back to the tenants repository.
VMware Cloud on AWS Support for backing up VMs running och VMware Cloud on AWS
Veeam ONE Agent monitoring and reporting
Agent backup status
Identify agents with no backup copy
Backup Compliance reporting
Geolocation of Data Protection Report: List all data sources grouped by production location and location of their copies/replicas
Data Geolocation Mismatch Report: List all data sources that have one or more copies where the location is different from the production data
Agent only use: 0-socket license required for enabling advanced funtionalities (Scale-Out Backup repository, Tape, WAN accelerator) in Backup & Replication when using agents if you’re not using Backup & Replication for backing up any virtual environment.
Veeam Agents Centralized deployment and management giving you a single pane of glass for all backups and restores regardless of location in the environment – VMs or physical servers, you can even install Agents on VMs running in the Cloud or on any hypervisor.
Veeam Agents for Microsoft Windows 2.1
Windows Failover Cluster
Includes SQL AlwaysOn, Windows Failover Cluster and Exchange Database Availability Groups
Change Block tracking driver for faster incremental backups of Windows Servers
Microsoft OneDrive support as a backup target
This means you can you Veeam Explorers to restore application-items from Exchange, SQL
And yet another series, I’d like to call it – Whiteboard. It’s about me trying to give a little deeper dive into a specific subject in the format of whiteboarding. So the first session will be a closer look at VMware vSAN.
I introduced a series a while back called ”How and why”, the premise of the series was to provide input on specific functions or features from products I love to use – starting with a short powerpoint presentation followed by a hands-on part showing how to use or enable the function/feature. Each video is roughly 30 minutes long.
In contrast, the new series is really all about showing the 10 000 meter view in about 5 minutes or so. Short and snappy. So it’s by no means intended to be exhaustive, the be all end all, describing every single feature and function or benefit of the product but enough information for you to at least get a sense of the product and it’s capabilities.
So the episode I’ll start off the new series with is called ”VMware NSX in 5 minutes” or is it’s actually called ”VMware NSX på 5 minuter” since it’s in swedish. And the format is sort of a whiteboard (or rather notebook) session.