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Monday, May 20, 2019

Different Scenario for Veeam VM Replication

In this post, we are going to look on different scenario that you can use on Veeam VM Replication either on Vmware or Hyper-V Platform

Veeam included with backup & replication features. On vm replication, by default it provide async replication from Site 1 to Site 2. This is typical supported deployment & need to use same hypervisor platform.

Hyper-V -> Hyper-V
Vmware -> Vmware

Default Scenario

1. Production VM from Site 1 replicate to Site 2.
2. Site 2 VM is a replica VM in offline state



Result: No error reported by Veeam. Able to perform failover and failback

Scenario 1 : One Source to many

1. Production VM from Site 1 replicate to Site 2
2. Production VM from Site 1 replicate to Site 3





Result: No error reported by Veeam. VM able to replicate to target side.

Note:- Make sure both vm replication scheduling is not running at the same time. You need to configure different time & does not conflict each other.

Scenario 2: One source to one target & replicate back to source

1. Production VM from Site 1 replicate to Site 2 (Vm_Replica)
2. VM_Replica from Site 2 replicate back to Site 1 (VM_replica_replica)
3. Configure different scheduling & does not conflict with existing schedule.

This approach is because customer do not want to overwrite existing production VM. VM_Replica from Site 2 is replicate back to Site 1 as VM_Replica_Replica. Customer want fast replicate to Site 1 rather than wait for failback synchronization.




Result:
1. Able to replicate from Site 1 to Site 2
2. Site 2 replicate back to Site 1. Will encountered an error "Changed block tracking is not enabled. one or more snapshot present." Warning message but replication is successful. Tested with data changes.



Not recommend scenario & must practice in caution especially failover/failback.

Scenario 3: One Source to Target, One Target to another Target

1. Production VM from Site 1 replicate to Site 2 (Vm_Replica)
2. VM_Replica from Site 2 replicate to Site 3 (VM_replica_replica)
3. Configure different scheduling & does not conflict with existing schedule.

Normally customer want to have another replica copy to different site but does not want to impact on production Site.





Result:
1. Able to replicate from Site 1 to Site 2
2. Site 2 able to replicate to Site 3. Will encountered an error "Changed block tracking is not enabled. one or more snapshot present." Warning message but replication is successful. Tested with data changes.



Not recommend scenario & must practice in caution especially failover/failback.

Above are few test scenario that i've performed, no guarantee it will work since CBT cannot be enabled for Scenario 2 and 3.

Good luck on your testing!



Friday, May 3, 2019

VMCE Unofficial Study Guide

Anyone study for VMCE (Veeam Certified Engineer)?

If yes, you may interest on getting on unofficial study guide ebook for free.



This book covered:
  • Chapter 1: What is the VMCE?
  • Chapter 2: What are the benefits of the VMCE
  • Chapter 3: What is the VMCE course?
  • Chapter 4: What is the VMCE exam?
  • Chapter 5: What don’t you need to study?
  • Chapter 6: What should you study?
  • Chapter 7: Module Guide
  • Study Guide - Module 1: Overview
  • Study Guide - Module 2: Deployment
  • Study Guide - Module 3: Initial Configuration
  • Study Guide - Module 4: Protect
  • Study Guide - Module 5: Entire VM Recovery
  • Study Guide - Module 6: Objects Recovery
  • Study Guide - Module 7: Verification
  • Study Guide - Module 8: Introduction to Agents
  • Study Guide - Module 9: Advanced Data Protection
  • Study Guide - Module 10: Veeam ONE Features and Functionality
  • Study Guide - Module 11: Product Editions
  • Study Guide - Module 12: Troubleshooting
  • Chapter 7: What else?
  • Chapter 8: Certification Maintenance
  • Chapter 9: What’s next
  • Chapter 10: Concept Checks and Practice Tests Solutions

Enjoy!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

How to mine Raven Coin Using Nvidia?

In this post, we are going to look on how to mine Raven Coin (RVN). One of my hobby nowadays to explore on mining cryptocurrency.

To do so, you need GPU. I'm using Nvidia GTX 1050 ti + GTX 1060.

 [ Before mining ] 
1. Get a ravencoin wallet. Download app from Google Playstore. Click here
After register you will get RVN address. Example: RWigUa9GzhaLiQdvLZHyhiTMrE9NgUdKzd


2. Download miner software. After several comparison with Ravenminer and Z-Enemy, i prefer to use Z-Enemy as it give more hashrate.
Click here to download Z-Enemy. Modify the batch file and put your RVN address



3. Select pool to mine. I'm using raverminer pool: https://www.ravenminer.com

[ After mining ]
4. Run the batch file. It should start to mine. Output displayed:

5. On pool side, go to ravenminer.com, select Wallet and enter your RVN address
You can view your miner hashrate and your balance.

Final result:

Minimum payout is RVN 5. They will do payout every 3hours. 0.5 RVN payout only happen on every sunday.

Enjoy your mining experience!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Configure Tiering Backup Data to Alibaba OSS

In this post, we are going to configure to add Alibaba OSS (Object Storage Service) by using Veeam. You can add S3 Compatible Storage to add the Alibaba OSS. Ages backup data from on-prem can tier to Alibaba OSS by using Veeam.


 EnjoY!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Webinar - Cloud Tier to Microsoft Azure

Conducted a webinar session on 15 March 201. Attended by 10 pax during an online session.

In this session, i've talked about moving your backup data to public cloud. I have used Microsoft Azure blob storage as an example on concept, use case scenario & configuration.




Enjoy!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Celebrate World Backup Every Day and WIN the CONTEST!

World Backup Day is something we’re used to mark as an event every year, as a reminder we need to take good care of our data. But this year Altaro challenges us to change our mindsets and start considering the value of a good backup solution not just once, but every day.

On this occasion, they’re launching this contest where you might win an Oculus Rift & Touch Virtual Reality System! Let’s hope you’ll be the lucky winner, but if not, they’re giving free eGift Amazon cards as well for all the valid entries. So, for those who want to give it a try, this seems to be a good time to do it.

 To enter the contest, click here. Good luck and happy backup!


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Slide: Are You Protected From Downtime and Data Loss?

During HPE event: Intelligent Storage Forum @Bangkok, i have delivered session

4 March 2019 - To 30 HPE Partner
5 March 2019 - To 30 customer
Venue: Hyatt Regency Bangkok

Topic discussion is how HPE and Veeam are better together to provide data protection on physical, virtual (vmware & hyper-V) and cloud. Mentioning as well on tiering backup data from on-prem to public cloud such as Microsoft Azure




Slide


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Workshop: ISV Microsoft and Veeam Better Together

During Microsoft P2P Workshop @Microsoft Malaysia office has shared on how to drive Azure consumption using Veeam technologies to 20 ISV partner. Method is using
a) Tiering ages backup data to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
b) Migrate workload or test workload to Microsoft Azure
c) Protect office365

Date: 26 Feb 2019




Slide



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Review Huawei Honor Watch Magic (Feb 2019)



Just got a new gadget a few days ago, tested it for almost 3 days and here is a quick review about Huawei Honor Watch Magic.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Mirror Macbook Pro Display to an Ipad

In this post, we are going to look on how to mirror MacBook pro display to an Ipad. I'm always on the move & sometimes difficult to work without a second monitor.

After some research, i am able to do mirror to my companion "Ipad".

[ Preparation ]
1.Buy an Aukey USB 3.0 to Type C Adapter. Connect to your existing lighting cable & with this connector, you able to plug directly to Macbook Type C.


2. Buy Duet Display on Ipad AppleStore. It cost around RM39.90 [ USD 9.70 ]
3.Install Duet Display for Mac from here: https://www.duetdisplay.com/
4. Connect the cable from Macbook to Ipad

[ Setup]

1. Run the Duet Display on ipad

2. It has successful extend the screen from macbook to an Ipad

On Macbook, you can play around the settings. Either to extend the screen or mirror, change framerate, quality and enable Retina. During testing, found that i can enable Touchbar from Ipad



Quite happy with the mirroring using Duet Display & worth every penny. If you prefer to use wireless, you can subscribe annually for Duet Air {RM79.90)

Then for using Pencil,you can subscribe annually for Duet Pro. (RM 99.90)

For me, i prefer to use Duet Display with cable. Give it a try if you have an ipad & macbook.

Slide: Ransomware Resiliency, Recoverability & Availability

During today event @Qliq Damansara Hotel, organized by Dell-EMC and Microsoft, i have presented a session to 14 pax.

Date: 16 Jan 2019
Time: 11.30 - 12.15 pm





[Slide]


During the session, I have presented about
a) Ransomware threat
b) Protecting and Recoverability for Microsoft workload, Vmware, Hyper-V, Azure Instance workload & solution to tier backup data to object storage (MS Azure blob storage)
c) Demo on ransomware recoverability on Secure Restore feature.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Install SAP Hana Studio Tool on Eclipse

In this post, we are going to install SAP Hana Studio Tool on Eclipse. To do so, go to HELP | Install New Software


Add New Repository, location point to http://tools.hana.ondemand.com/kepler


Tick SAP Hana Tools

Once downloaded & installed, go to Windows | Perspective | Open Perspective | Other | Select SAP Hana Administration Console