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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sneak Peak Project Honolulu-Web Based Management Solution

Project Honolulu is a new web-based management solution from Microsoft, build to modernize and simplify administration of your Windows datacenter. Currently under technical preview, to download click here:- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-server-honolulu

After installation, you can start to Add Server that you would like to manage.



Added 3 servers: two running Windows Server 2016 and one running Windows Server 2016 Build 1709.


Based on our testing, we can manage the server, monitor performance utilization & basic administration.
Example:- Join to domain, restart server, shutdown, etc

Example:- Initialize new disk
 Example:- Format a volume
 Example:- Install Roles & Features
During our testing, the product is missing on the configuration of roles. Probably the product is still under "technical preview" & we may able to do it when the product is GA.

Give it a try if you're interested about this Project Honolulu.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Backup Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Over SMB

In this post, we are going to look on how to perform backup Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Over SMB by using Veeam product. VM is residing on smb path.

My scenario:-

  • Host running Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V
  • VM on SMB 3.1.1 Files Shares
  • Veeam Backup & Replication v9.5 Update 2

To cut it short, we have documented the step by step on how to "Configure Hyper-V Over SMB" on this link:- http://www.ms4u.info/2012/11/configure-hyper-v-over-smb.html

In below video, you able to see how Veeam use Resilient Change Tracking (RCT), natively on Windows Server 2016 to perform backup.

Checklist:-
VM  run on SMB Path..........Passed
Full backup ..........................Passed
Incremental backup .............Passed




Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Restore On-Premise Exchange Server and Office365

In Previous post, we have look on how to backup on-premise exchange server & office365. Next, we are going to use Veeam Backup for Office365 v1.5 to recover

a) Mail item (email)
b) Task
c) Perform ediscovery to locate user mailbox items

Feel free to check this video:-

My lab scenario:-
a) delete an email subject "Love letter from Lai"
b) delete 2 tasks
c) recover my email subject "Love letter from Lai"
d) recover 2 tasks
e) perform ediscovery by specify criteria to look for subject "love"

Backup On-Premise Exchange Server and Office365

In this post, we are looking on how to backup on-premise exchange server & office365 using Veeam backup for office365 v1.5 (VBO)

v1.5 is latest release which support hybrid environment. In below video, you can see how to configure
a) backup office365 mailbox
b) backup on-premise exchange server
c) Configure policy to backup entire mailbox or selected mailbox
d) exclude user mailbox that you do not want to backup
e) exclude mailbox folder from backup (example:-draft, deleted items, junk email, outbox, sync issue. in-place hold items & litidation hold items

the best part v1.5 able to support multi tenancy to backup different email domain.You can add new backup proxy and add multiple backup repository. The concept is sound familar like using Veeam Backup & replication. Service provider can now use this product as new service besides than BaaS or DraaS.

v1.5 also included with powershell and Restful API.

Public folder is now supported.

Lastly VBO v1.5, extended support include Office 365 U.S. Government (DoD and non-DoD), Office 365 Germany and Office 365 China.

Feel free to check below video:-


My lab scenario:-
a) On-premise exchange server running Exchange 2013
b) Office365 - domain:- ms4ucloud.info

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Slide:- 1 Availability, Any App, Any Data, Any Cloud

During Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Launching event @Malaysia, i have session on Cloud Infrastructure Track. During 45 minutes, i've talked about different scenario on

a) To the cloud
Scenario on move backup data to MS Azure & Migrate on-premise workload to MS Azure

b) From the cloud
Protecting Office365 using Veeam Backup for Office365 & sharing on latest version 1.5 which support multi-tenancy & hybrid environment:- Office365 & Exchange on-premise.

c) Within the cloud
Monitoring environment using System Center Operation Manager & MS OMS
Backup & Recovery Azure Virtual Machine
Centralize Monitoring
Backup & Recover MS Azure Stack

Pictures




Booth Demo - Backup Solution on Microsoft Azure Stack


During Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Launching event @Malaysia, together with HPE team, we have presented about backup solution on MS Azure Stack.