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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Data Protection Nutanix Acropolis Using Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV (VAN)

As the time of writing this blog, Veeam has just released a new hypervisor support:- Nutanix Acropolis.


To protect Nutanix Acropolis, you need three components
1. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a
2. Veeam Proxy Appliance. Refer to http://www.ms4u.info/2018/07/deploy-veeam-proxy-for-nutanix.html
3. Veeam Backup Repository (not supported scale out backup repository & dedup appliance).

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV requires a Veeam backup server and Veeam backup repository as a target for backups of AHV VMs. These components can be deployed via Veeam Backup & Replication.

Veeam Backup Server is require to configure backup copy, tape out and perform granular item level recovery.

To configure the policy on v1, you need to access to proxy web UI. Here is the screenshot of Veeam Virtual Appliance

Dashboard
a single pane of glass to monitor AHV VM protection, job status, repository status, backup server status and events history.


Backup Jobs
Configure backup policy and view backup history

Protected VM
To perform recovery VM and virtual disk


Settings

In this page, you can perform administrative configuration such
1. Integration with Veeam Backup Server
2. Integration with Nutanix Cluster
3. Manage Veeam Proxy Appliance such as create support log, backup catalog and some settings



 Note:- Gather log for support purpose

 Note: Backup Catalog

That's concluded our short sneak peak on VAN. Feel free to try it from here.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Deploy Veeam Proxy for Nutanix Acropolis Protection

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV (VAN) has just general availability (GA). Besides than backup Hyper-V and Vmware, Veeam just added support to backup Nutanix Acropolis hypervisor.

Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV requires a Veeam backup server and Veeam backup repository as a target for backups of AHV VMs. These components can be deployed via Veeam Backup & Replication.

In this guide, we will focus on how to deploy and install Veeam proxy appliance.

[Pre-requisite]
For setup a lab environment, you can follow this guide:
a) Setup Nutanix Community Edition - http://www.ms4u.info/2018/02/setup-nutanix-ce-on-lab-environment.html
b) Download VAN - https://www.veeam.com/nutanix-backup-solution.html
c) Upload Existing Image which you have downloaded from step (b) into Nutanix - http://www.ms4u.info/2018/02/upload-existing-image-into-nutanix-ahv.html
d) Deploy Proxy VM from step (c).

[Deployment]

To access proxy VM, key in https://<proxy ip>:8100/ and enter default credential

  • user name - admin
  • password - admin



 Configure to install VAN proxy. Click INSTALL



Accept the EULA
Replace default password to new password


Define proxy appliance name and ip address

Review the summary and click FINISH.


Voila! You have successful deploy a proxy for Nutanix AHV data protection.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Slide :- Visibility with Veeam One

During VeeamOn 2018 Malaysia, i have presented about Veeam One capabilities to monitor physical, hypervisor such as Hyper-V & Vmware platform & Veeam Infrastructure. End the session by introducing upcoming new features such as


  • Nanny features
  • Automated remediation
  • Application Level Monitoring


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



Slide


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+




Slides


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
VeeamAgent-8.1.1.12-i86pc.pkg.tar.gz

[Installation]

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

tar -xzf VeeamAgent-8.1.1.12-i86pc.pkg.tar.gz


3. Execute the following command

pkgadd -G -d ./VeeamAgent-8.1.1.12-i86pc.pkg




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.