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Friday, July 20, 2018

Slide:- What's New: Veeam Backup for 0365 2.0?

During VeeamOn 2018 Malaysia, i have presented a session about data protection for O365. You can protect Exchange online, Sharepoint online & OneDrive for Business.

Venue:- Sheraton Hotel Petaling Jaya
Date   : 18 July 2018
Total pax: 400+


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FREE SCOM Management Pack

SCOM Files and Folders Monitoring Management Pack
This Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) was developed to simplify Windows files and folder monitoring. It adds a simple but powerful wizard that provides users with the ability to create rules for monitoring Windows files and folders.

With this Management Pack, you will be able to easily target the file(s) you want to monitor, either manually or using a wildcard. A few options are available in relation to the monitor:

Whether the files count is too high or too low
Whether the total file size (in kilobytes) is too high or too low
Whether the file’s recent date modified is too old
After choosing the preferred option, you will then have the ability to apply a sampling rate, and set a threshold that triggers alerts. The data the MP collects can be used for dashboards creation and it includes advanced scheduling features.

SCOM SLA Reporting Management Pack
This report allows you to:

Create a complete SLA overview report of all your Service Level Objectives (top screenshot)
Analyze why SLA expectations were not met by showing a list of the most common alerts that triggered the health state change of the Service Level Objective (bottom screenshot)
This report can be set up once and sent automatically via email at regular intervals.

The Management Pack is completely free. You do not need Live Maps to use this Management Pack in your environment.

To get it, please click here

Monday, July 2, 2018

MVP Renewed -2018/2019 : Cloud & Data Center Management

Just received an email from Microsoft on Microsoft Most Valuable Professional(MVP) award for 2018-2019 in Cloud & Datacenter Management.

This is my 9th Microsoft MVP award since 2010.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Install Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris

In this post, we are going to look on how to install Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris (public beta) so we can start to protect this workload.

Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for machines running Oracle Solaris 9, 10 or 11 on the SPARC architecture and Oracle Solaris 10 or 11 on the x86 architecture. The product provides file-based backup and disaster recovery capabilities.

Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris offers a variety of features to protect your data. You can create an entire system image backup, back up specific directories with files or individual zones. Backups can be stored in a mounted NFS directory, on a physical tape drive or in a tape library, on an IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) device or a cascaded device.

Before proceeding, make sure you have

a) SunOS VM, do check out the post here to learn how to setup.
b) Upload the installer into the SunOS VM, do check out the post here.

For x86 architecture, the installer is


1. To install, run the installer with root account privileges
2. Unpack tar gz file

tar -xzf VeeamAgent-

3. Execute the following command

pkgadd -G -d ./VeeamAgent-

4. One the installation has complete, type "veeam" to start the program

Transfer file to Oracle Solaris 11.3

In this post, we are going to look into how to transfer a file or installer into Oracle Solaris 11.3.

Firstly, download WinSCP from here

Enter the ip address of the SunOS VM and correct credential

Once connected, you can start to transfer a file. We are transferring  Veeam Agent for Oracle Solaris installer to back up this VM.

Currently, this product is available under public beta. Feel free to download from here.

Install Oracle Solaris 11.3

In this post, we are going to look on installation of Oracle Solatis 11.3 on virtualization platform (Hyper-V or Vmware).

Before we start, remember to download the installer from Oracle website. Click here to download.

[ Installation ]

1. Create a new VM
2. Mount the iso - sol-11_3-text-x86.iso & boot the vm to start the installation
3. The following was the screenshot of the SunOS installation process.
Start by defining the keyboard layout & language.

Let start the installation. Press [F2] to proceed on next screen

 Install SunOS on local disk & set partitition

 Define computer name

Set Networking by defining IP address, subnet mask, gateway or use DHCP

Select timezone

Define root password & create a new user account

Review the configuration & press F2 to start the installation

Just wait a while for the installation to complete.

Voila! Installation SunOS completed.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Refresh Veeam Visio Stencil

Good news SE and SA,

Veeam has just updated their Veeam Visio Stencil on 1st June 2018. Veeam Stencils is a free collection of VMware, Hyper-V and Veeam stencils for Visio. Administrators, system architects and data center managers can now create well-organized and polished visualizations of their data center designs in Microsoft Visio 2013 or 2016 when planning their VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments.

The stencil was categories as follows:-

To download, please click here.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Windows Admin Center GA!

Previously it is called "Project Honolulu". It has generally available and rebranded as "Windows Admin Center".

Windows Admin Center is designed for managing a single server, Windows 10 or cluster. It complements but does not replace existing Microsoft monitoring and management solutions, such as Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), System Center, Operations Management Suite, Intune, or Azure Stack.

Supported operating systems:-

  • Windows 10 client
  • Windows Server 2012 or newer

FAQ - click here
To download - click here
To know more - click here