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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Configure Large Scale Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW) Deployment

In this post, we are going to look on how to deploy Veeam Agent for Windows (VAW) on large scale environment. Example:- 10 computers or more.

If less than 10, we probably can deploy each of them manually. 
When more than 10, it would be better that we use script & group policy.

[Requirement]
a) Domain environment
b) Workstation / Server joined to domain
c) Staging workstation / server

[ Preparation on Staging ]
1. On staging workstation/server, you need to manually install VAW and configure the backup policy & integrate to Veeam Backup Server
2. Use command line to export the policy using Veeam Agent Configurator
3. Execute C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\Veeam.Agent.Configurator.exe -export /f:C:\Veeam\Configuration.xml


4. Create a share folder, put Configuration.xml, VAW installer & license file into it


5. Write a script file and save it as script.bat
Script perform installing Veeam Agent, install product license & setting edition & lastly import the configuration.



@echo --- Installing VAW ---
\\veeam01\Vaw\VeeamAgentWindows_2.0.0.700.exe /silent /accepteula

@echo --- Installing Product License and Setting Edition ---

"C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\veeam.agent.configurator.exe" -license /f:"\\veeam01\vaw\veeam_agent_windows_nfr_2.lic" /w

@echo --- Importing Backup Job Configuration and Application Settings ---

"C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\veeam.agent.configurator.exe" -import /f:"\\veeam01\Vaw\configuration.xml"

[On Domain Controller]
1. Create an OU
2. Put workstation/server into OU that you've created in step 1
3. Create a group policy and link to this OU
We are going to run the script after the workstation/server boot up.
4. Navigate to Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Scripts (Startup/Shutdown).
 5. Click show files and copy the script.bat that you want to run in this location

6. Click Add & OK

7. Lastly perform group policy update & reboot the server.

[ Verification ]
After reboot, VAW has installed to the target and on Veeam Backup Server, you able to view new policy.

Easy right! Now we can put more workstation/server into the OU for large scale deployment.

Enjoy!

Monday, August 28, 2017

ONLINE SESSION: IT is not SCOMplicated with OMS


Join Savision’s upcoming online session ‘IT is not SCOMplicated with OMS’. The online session will be hosted by Savision’s Technical Sales Manager, Justin Boerrigter and Microsoft MVP, Bob Cornelissen, and will focus on the new service mapping feature in OMS and how this fits together with SCOM.

Save the date for:

Don’t SCOMplicate your IT life! Register for the online session now and let MVP SCOM-Bob show you the way to service mapping. You will find out how to make sure your SCOM investment enhances your OMS data and learn how to provide your business with the insights you need to stay on top of your IT services.

The session will focus on: 
  • SCOM: Is anything happening?
  • OMS: Is it a real added value?
  • The Cloud and Hybrid Life
  •  Advanced Dashboards for SCOM + OMS: Using service-mapping to get better insights from your data
  • Live Demos and real-use cases from the field

 You can register for the session here: https://goo.gl/oj78g2



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

5 Top Questions about SCOM + OMS

There is a lot of debate surrounding SCOM and OMS. The common belief is that OMS is competing against SCOM, and many people seem to think that OMS is still SCOM in the cloud, or that they are both doing the same thing. But is OMS the same as the Microsoft System Center Suite? Is OMS really a replacement for Microsoft System Center?
Savision’s newest eBook is written in collaboration with Microsoft MVPs Dieter Wijckmans and Thomas Maurer. It compiles the 5 top questions regarding SCOM and OMS, and provides you with the answer, directly from the experts. In this eBook, you will find out:
1- What is OMS?
2- Is OMS replacing System Center?
3- What are the main differences between SCOM and OMS?
4- Do you still need SCOM?
5- How can I get better insights from SCOM + OMS?

Download the free eBook to find out the answer to these questions: https://goo.gl/UGtxjU

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Slide:- Session on VeeamONMY Forum - Top 15 Easy Performance Optimization


During VeeamON Malaysia Forum on 25 July 2017, I've presented about "Top 15 Easy Performance Optimization". Area covered on
-Backup Method Consideration
-Transport Mode Consideration
-Repository Consideration
-Proxy Affinity
-ReFS
-Hyper-V Consideration - Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
-Vmware Consideration
-Offsite backup copy





Slide:- Session on VeeamONMY Forum - Veeam Availability Console


During VeeamON Malaysia Forum on 25 July 2017, i 've presented about "Veeam Availability Console" on five key area.




Thursday, July 20, 2017

Backup and Recover Oracle Database Using Veeam

In this post, we are going to show on how to backup oracle database & recover database using Veeam Explorer for Oracle.

[Pre-requisite]
Configure achieve log mode on oracle database before configure backup. Please refer to http://www.ms4u.info/2017/07/configure-oracle-archivelog-mode.html

[ Backup Configuration ]

On Guest Processing page,
1. tick "Enable Application aware processing"
2. On Guest OS Credential, enter local admin authentication

Click on Application button


On Oracle tab,
3. Enter Oracle account with SYSDBA credential (full right)
You can configure an additional setting on archived logs.
We set to backup log every 15 minutes for testing purpose.

Run backup and at the end, result will consists of:-
1. Virtual image backup
2. Transaction log backup


[ Recovery Configuration ]

Open Veeam Explorer for Oracle

 Before we start recovery, change setting to point to target server/staging server. Go to Top Left | Click Options

Enter target server
A - Target IP or Server Name
B - Enter local admin credential
C - Click browse to select Oracle Home.


If credential is correct, system will display result else you will get an error message " The Username or password is incorrect"




Here is the recovery process video:-


Enjoy!

Configure Oracle ArchiveLog Mode

In this post, we are going to configure archive log mode before backup Oracle database using Veeam Backup & Replication

Open SQL Command Line

Execute below command to configure archivelog mode



1. Connect to Oracle
connect / as sysdba

2. View database log mode
Select log_mode from v$database;

3. Shutdown the database before configure archivelog mode
Shutdown immediate

4. Startup the database in mount mode
startup mount

5. Set ArchiveLog mode
alter database archivelog
alter database open

6. View status. Should in Archivelog mode
Select log_mode from v$database;

End result:-

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Renewed : Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (2017-2018): Cloud & Data Center Management

Just got an email from Microsoft. Renewed for 8th year as MVP: Cloud & DataCenter Management.