In the old days of virtualization a vCenter used to be a nice-to-have commodity. But these times are long gone (at least from an IT point of view). In today’s datacenter many services and applications rely heavily on vCenter. Some of the most common use-cases are VDI-environments, cluster balancing mechanisms like DRS or Storage-DRS and even backup software needs vCenter.
The last one is a crucial point. It’s good to have your vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) backed up regularly and most of you and your customers will likely do so. But think of what would happen if you’d loose your vCenter for like 10 minutes or even an hour.
Lotus Domino ist bekanntermaßen nicht VSS fähig, somit kann diese Funktionalität auch nicht von Veeam Backup genutzt werden, um konsistente Snapshots zu erzeugen.
Die hier beschriebene Methode basiert im Wesentlichen auf einem von Andreas Neufert beschriebenen Verfahren. Dabei werden unmittelbar vor Erzeugung des VM-Snapshots alle Client-Sessions getrennt und der Cache geleert.
Each year VMware selects people who were particularly engaged in the community and awards the title vExpert to these bloggers and evangelists.
Earlier that year some friends and colleagues encouraged me to apply for the VMware vExpert program. Although I’ve been blogging for a couple of years now about virtualization and related IT stuff, I honestly did not expect to fit into the frame. But it was worth trying, so I filled in the application form.
After not hearing anything until early August and not finding my name on the official list, I’ve lost the issue out of sight. Nevermind – better luck next year.
Last week I had a new follower vExpert on Twitter, which isn’t too unusual because I used to follow them for a while too. Nothing suspicious.
Today at breakfast time I’ve received a couple of invitation mails by Corey Romero, who’s part of VMware Social Media and Community Team. Could it be an error? My name wasn’t on the list. So I’ve checked the official list again and actually found my name on it. 🙂
I’m both surprised and honored!
VMware you made my day
I would like to thank all people who encouraged me to apply and who gave me feedback on my blog (without feedback you can’t be sure if anybody is reading at all).
In a virtualized world, physical servers have become quite rare. However, some systems like hypervisors or storage-virtualizers need to be physical for obvious reasons.
If you have to upgrade or patch these systems, you’ll keep your fingers crossed and hope they will come up fully functional after the upgrade. You may wish to have a convenient backup or snapshot, like you’re used to in the virtualized world.
Actually there is already a solution for the Problem: Veeam Agent for Windows (aka „The Agent formerly known as Veeam-Endpoint“, or TAFKAV). 😉
This software does a very good job since it was released in April 2015. I’ve installed it on countless customers workstations so far. It protects my homelab, my notebook and also some difficult to replace installations on customer sites. The ability to use an existing Veeam-Backup repository makes it even more useful in an enterprise environment.
Sometimes you may wish to send attachments, that are far too big for an email. Of course you can upload the file to your cloudserver beforehand, then share the link and copy/paste that link into your email. Possible, but cumbersome.
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to follow a network cable through a mesh (or should I say mess?) of hundreds of other cables, just to find out which switchport it is connected to? If your answer is no, please tell me your secret! 🙂
Last week I got a packet with a handy new tool inside. It’s called Pockethernet. Once started as a crowdfunding project, it is now a mature, full featured network analyzer that easily fits into one hand or the pocket of your shirt.
Zur zentralen Verwaltung von Sicherheitsprodukten verwendet ESET den ESET-Remote-Administrator (ERA). Steht dieser im Intranet mit NAT-Adressraum, so ist er nicht ganz einfach aus dem Internet erreichbar.
Die Komponenten der ESET-Remote-Administrator (ERA) Appliance können durch Installation von Update-Paketen aktualisiert werden. Dabei werden jedoch keine Änderungen am zugrunde liegenden Linux getätigt. Möchte man die gesamte Appliance inklusive der ESET-Software erneuern, so gibt es einen komfortablen Weg mit einem Cross-Update. „ESET ERA Appliance Migrations-Update“ weiterlesen