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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Altaro Software 




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Founded in 2009, our company has grown rapidly over the years and continues to do so with our flagship solution Altaro VM Backup, which is rapidly gaining traction as the natural choice for Hyper-V and VMware VM backups.

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Savision is the market leader in Service-oriented IT Monitoring solutions. The company’s solutions transform infrastructure and application monitoring data into dashboards that automate and unify IT operations with IT Service Management workflows. Savision allows companies to maximize the value of existing IT management tools in order to optimize IT service delivery, prevent problems, and reduce service downtime.

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Savision is privately held and headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in the United States and Canada.

Vembu


Website:- https://www.vembu.com/

Vembu- A backup and disaster recovery portfolio company, is rapidly evolving with its Suite of products which has released complete Vembu BDR Suite free edition solutions for data centers that deploy virtual and physical environments. For all multiple backup requirements, be it virtualized, physical or legacy or needing hybrid deployment options Vembu BDR Suite serves the purpose to be one of the most comprehensive, simple and affordable backup & disaster recovery solutions for the small & medium businesses.

Vembu provides backup solution for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Physical Servers, Workstations, Exchange Items, SharePoint Items, SQL Items, Office365, G Suite, etc. – and additionally follows the 3-2-1 backup strategy i.e having 3 copies of backup in 2 medias like Disk and Tape and 1 backup copy at offsite or even to the cloud. Aside from the BDR Suite, Vembu offers a wide variety of products such as a monitoring solution to centralize the monitoring of all of your backups as well as some which are absolutely free such as Desktop/Laptop Image Backup and the Vembu Universal Explorer for discovering application items within Microsoft apps. It is important to note that Vembu BDR Suite is offered as a single edition software for all businesses unlike other backup vendors who provide editions with limitations based on the type of businesses.

Vembu BDR Suite of Products - categorized on the basis of environments:

Virtualized environments :

Vembu VMBackup, part of Vembu BDR Suite provides reliable, affordable, efficient, agentless backup solution for backup solution for VMware  and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Vembu VMBackup is designed to backup and replicate the virtual machines by taking the snapshots of the VM images at the host (hypervisor) level.There is no need to install any agent on each virtual machine (guest OS).  VM Replication for High Availability, Vembu CBT Driver for efficient incremental backups performance, VSS aware technology for application consistency, Automated Backup Verification, VembuHIVE File System,  for efficient backup storage, Multiple migration options, Flexible & Configurable Retention Policies and Native Tape Backup Support. Vembu VMBackup is tailor made to meet all the  Backup and Disaster Recovery requirements for a complete virtualized environment.

Windows IT environments:

Vembu ImageBackup, part of Vembu BDR Suite, provides backup and disaster recovery solution for Windows IT environments. During system crash or any major disaster, It provides an option to do entire system level backup or specific file level backup in Windows Servers and workstations ensuring the RTO to be less than 15 minutes by delivering reliable recovery options like Bare Metal Recovery, Quick VM Recovery, Instant File Recovery, Partition level Recovery.

Applications, File Servers, Endpoints:

Vembu NetworkBackup, being a part of Vembu BDR Suite is specially designed with enterprise level functionality to protect data of the businesses across file & application servers, workstations and other endpoints to a central location which is easier to manage.

Vembu OnlineBackup, part of Vembu BDR Suite which provides end-to-end secure backup for Windows, Linux & Mac machines and applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, SQL Server and secure the data using enterprise-grade AES 256-bit encryption with granular restores.

 SaaS applications like Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite:

Vembu SaaSBackup, part of Vembu BDR Suite is designed for backup mails, drives, contacts and calendar of SaaS applications like Google Apps (now G Suite) and Office 365. Vembu SaaSBackup’s core system will backup critical data in SaaS applications and restore operations as per the user request. The backup data will be sent to the Vembu Cloud storage over secured network.

Vembu BDR360 of the Vembu Cloud Services supports management and monitoring of backups from the BDR Suite of Products VMBackup, NetworkBackup, ImageBackup and OnlineBackup.

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Free backup for VMware:

Vembu Free VMware Backup solution offers unlimited agentless VMware Backup hosted in VMware ESXi host and vCenter server at zero cost. Vembu offers different types of recovery options which ensures the high availability of VMware VMs. By combining the power of application consistent snapshots using Microsoft VSS writer and Vembu’s scalable patented block file system VembuHIVE, IT Managers can now initiate complete virtual machine recovery during any disaster.

Free backup for Hyper-V:

Vembu Free Hyper-V Backup solution provides backup to protect the production VMs running on the Hyper-V environments. Vembu has developed its own proprietary driver to backup only the used blocks of Hyper-V VMs in an efficient manner especially with up to 5X improvement in performance over other backup software. For organizations who do not require enhanced features can opt for unlimited VMs backup with limited feature access. Else the organizations can choose to backup upto 3 VMs with unlimited feature access.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Increase Memory of Nutanix CVM

Insufficient memory & CVM is crawling require more memory...

In this post, we will look at how to increase CVM memory.

Before that, turn off the entire virtual machine before shutdown CVM.

[Get CVM name]
virsh list








[Get CVM properties]
virsh dominfo <CVMName>

[Shutdown CVM]
virsh shutdown <CVM Name>


[Change memory]

virsh setmaxmem <CVM Name> 12GB --config
virsh setmem <CVM name> 12 GB --config

[Start CVM]
virsh start <CVM Name>

That should do the trick!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Upload Existing Image Into Nutanix AHV

We go an existing vmware virtual image & would like to load into Nutanix AHV. To do so, here is a simple step.

1. Go to top right, select Image Configuration


2. Enter image details
- image type -> DISK
-Image source -> Upload a file


3. Select the image that you want to upload


4. Voila ....done. the image has successful to uploaded. Nutanix AHV will convert the disk and when state is ready, it will display "ACTIVE"
You can use the same method for uploading ISO files.


Once uploaded, you can create a new VM using this image.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Setup Nutanix CE on Lab Environment

We are going to explore on Nutanix AHV. Here is my quick note on the configuration

[Preparation]

  • Use Vmware workstation
  • Download Nutanix CE  from here.
  • Extract ce-2017.07.20-stable.img.gz and rename to ce-disk1.vmdk
  • Download disk descriptor from here and rename to ce.vmdk
[VM Preparation]
  • New VM with Guest OS version set to Centos 64 Bits
  • 4 vcpu
  • 16 GB RAM
  • Add SATA Disk , map to existing virtual disk- ce.vmdk
  • Add SATA Disk, create new disk -200GB
  • Add SATA Disk, create new disk - 500GB
  • Network to Internet (require for Nutanix NEXT access)

[Installation]

1. Boot up vm, login with credential -root, nutanix/4u (as password)
2.Modify some changes minimum value

Go to /home/install/phx_iso/phoenix/minimum_reqs.py
MIN_Memory_GB=12.0

Go to 

/home/install/phx_iso/phoenix/sysUtil.py
Modify:-
SSD_rdIOPS_thresh = 1000
SSD_wrIOPS_thresh = 1000

Modify
if os environment has key ("Comunity Edition")
Change custom_ram =6

return to logon screen, log off and begin installation by typing "install" on user


3. Assign static IP
4. Do not check "Create single node cluster"
Once installation complete, return to main screen.

5. Login with root
6. ssh to CVM "ssh nutanix@CVM_IP"
7. Create cluster -" cluster -s "CVM_IP" create "
Once cluster created, login using browser

[Access to CVM Administration]
1. Type http://CVM_IP


2. Login with default username "admin", password "admin"
3. Change default password.
4. Enter the Nutanix NEXT credential

Voila..... Nutanix CE is up and running