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Monday, June 27, 2016

Error Failover Control Portal is Not Configured

Encounter an error message when trying to login to Veeam Cloud Connect Portal to perform VM failover.

Error message:

Failover Control Portal is Not Configured




[Resolution]

1. Open Veeam Enterprise Manager Portal
2. Go to Configuration | Backup Server | Click Add to add a Veeam Backup Server (Service Provider)

3. Try login to Veeam Cloud Connect Portal. Now you able to access to perfom VM failover.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Veeam Technical Expert Club (ASEAN VTEC)

Veeam Technical Expert Club is a special community for customers, partners, technical professionals, bloggers, virtualization experts and users. This community is organized for having real-world discussions and watching hands-on demonstrations by Veeam engineers on specific topics that are relevant and important.



By being a member one gets:
  • An invitation to regular club meetings where you can share best practices, get feedback and advice from Veeam technical experts.
  • Advance your technical skills with knowledge about Veeam technology, including new and advanced features to help you optimize your virtual environment.
  • It's FREE membership !

Interested to join? Please go to this landing Page/QR code: http://vee.am/VTEC 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Error- Cannot Open Microsoft Edge Using Built-In Administrator

Well the frustrating part when you would like to use Microsoft Edge (browser) to surf on Windows Server 2016 TP5 is encounter an error message "This app can't open! Microsoft Edge can't be opened using the Built in Administrator account". Currently this virtual machine is not domain join.


[Resolution]


  • Open Local Security Policy | Local Policies | Security Options
  • On User Account Control Admin Approval Mode for the Built in Administrator Account
  • Set to Enabled


  • Disable UAC by setting to Never Notify



Lastly reboot and test again. After this, you would able to use Microsoft Edge on workgroup computer.

Recover Linux Workload Using Veeam Agent for Linux

In our previous post, we had talk about backup linux workload using Veean agent for linux. Next step is look into recovery to verify that the product is working as expected.

[ Recover Files ]

On the Veeam console, we are able to view successful backup job. Press R to select recovery and select which backup job that you would like to recover.


Then veeam will mount the backup data to /mnt/backup


Use command line to navigate to /mnt/backup and copy files that you require.


Once completed, you can unmount the backup data.


[Perform bare metal recovery]

How about entire OS/disk corrupted? You can perform bare metal recovery. Just boot the recovery media iso and select "Restore volume"

To perform this scenario, we've remove the existing disk and add a new disk. This will ensure that we took the backup data and perform recovery to empty disk









Restore in progress...


After restore complete, reboot the system. Your system is up and running as expected.

To get a hand on beta , please go to https://go.veeam.com/linux

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Backup Linux Workload Using Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple and free backup agent that runs on Linux servers. It’s designed to give you the capabilities you need to ensure the Availability of your individual Linux cloud instances or on-premises physical Linux servers.


We are excited as earlier bird to get a beta bit from Veeam. Without wasting time, we perform backup on our existing Linux workload. 

Supported platform: 64-bit and 32-bit OS with kernel version 2.6.32 or later:
• RedHat and derivatives (CentOS etc.)
• Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu etc.)

Our test scenario:-
  • Linux running Centos. 
  • Configure Standard Partition
  • Using ext3
  • Target destination - Local disk

Command to install pre-requisite:-
yum update *
yum -y install epel-release && yum repolist
yum install dkms 

[Installation]
Command to install:-
rpm -ivh veeamsnap-1.0.0.499-noarch.rpm

rpm -ivh veeam-1.0.0.499-1.el6.x86_64.rpm




[Open Veeam Agent for Linux]
Execute command "veeam" to start to configure Veeam Agent for Linux


[End Result]
a) Backup Entire Volume.
With beta version, we only can backup to local disk / shared folder. During beta version, integration with Veeam Backup & Replication is not available at this moment.
Summary of configuration:-
  • Backup mode - entire volume
  • Destination - Local disk
  • Schedule - Daily












b) Backup a file/ Folder
 Configure similar job like previous steps. But this round, select backup mode to "File level backup"
Summary of configuration:-
  • Backup mode - File level backup. We selected /tmp and /home path
  • Destination - Local disk
  • Schedule - Daily









In our next post, we will have a look on recovery options.

To get a hand on beta , please go to https://go.veeam.com/linux 
For more information, please click here

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Free Ebook:- Hyper-V First Aid Kit- Troubleshooting 5 Common Issues

Altaro just released a new eBook on troubleshooting 5 common issues on Hyper-V. Download for free from here

It covered about

  • Storage Related Problems
  • Permission problems
  • Live Migration Failure
  • Backup Related Problems
  • High Availability Issues

Besides that, do check out the upcoming webinar on What's new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. Aidan Finn and Andy Syrewicze will be the speakers for the webinar.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Webinar - Get the big picture of your IT environment

If you are having that problem within your organization to get the big picture of your IT environment, you cannot miss the upcoming live online sessions that Savision will be hosting. They will show you how to aggregate and analyze dispersed data from systems like SCOM, Azure, SolarWinds, Nagios, ServiceNow, with more to come.

The sessions will walk you through the process of how connecting this data can improve your IT operations. They will also show you how to unify your teams and obtain a holistic view of your IT environment by connecting your already in place ITSM & Monitoring systems. Join one of two sessions where you will find out more about how to:

- Find out your organization's IT Maturity level, improve it and benchmark it against competitors
- Connect the IT, the helpdesk and the business departments
- Aggregate and analyze dispersed data from your existing systems and obtain actionable information

The sessions will be hosted by Savision's CTO, Rob Doucette and co-founder & VP of Product Management, Dennis Rietvink. Register on one of the following dates, depending on your time zone.
  • US Session: Tuesday, June 21st - 2PM EDT | 8PM EST
  • EU Session: Thursday, June 23rd - 8AM EDT | 2PM EST



Click here to register. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Get the big picture from Azure or multiple SCOM management groups

Get the big picture from Azure or multiple SCOM management groups

If you are using Azure and SCOM or multiple SCOM management groups, then you are familiar with how difficult is it to control alerts or making sense of all the complex and technical data that they generate. If you are getting information from these different monitoring systems but are unable to connect the data to get the big picture of what’s happening in your IT environment, then you should read Savision’s newest whitepaper. The whitepaper explains how getting the big picture from your ITSM and monitoring systems is what organizations needs to take IT to the next level.

If you are using SCOM and Azure and multiple monitoring systems and can't put all this data in a business context, it's time for you to take your IT to the next level and take your monitoring to another level. The Cloud and multi-sourcing have made the IT world to keep getting more complex. Organizations are getting more siloed with different teams using their own monitoring tools, while no one gets the big picture and the business keeps pressuring IT departments to be aware of how having downtime affects the business.

It’s time for IT departments to become business partners and get the service intelligence they need to solve service outages faster. If you want your IT department to become more mature and be a partner to the business, then you cannot miss Savision’s newest whitepaper called ‘Business Service Intelligence: How can IT become business partners?

The whitepaper tells you in 5 steps how to take your IT department to another level. If you have more than one SCOM management group, Azure or multiple monitoring systems, you do should not miss this whitepaper.


You can download the whitepaper here