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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Flash card Module 11: Administer Container in Azure

This is the last module on MS Azure Associate Certification which talked about the container in Azure.



Sunday, April 19, 2020

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Deploy Veeam Linux Proxy

In this post, we will explore deploying Linux as Veeam Proxy.(data mover). The following distro is supported as Linux proxy:


64-bit versions of the following Linux distributions are supported. Note that bash shell and SSH are required.
  • Debian 8 – 10
  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu LTS: 14.04, 16.04, 18.04
  • RHEL 6.x – 8.x
  • CentOS 6.x – 8.x
  • Oracle Linux 6 (starting from UEK3)
  • Oracle Linux 7, 8
  • Fedora 30 – 31
  • openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • SLES 11 SP4
  • SLES 12 SP1 – SP5
  • SLES 15 SP0, SP1

[Pre-deployment]
In our lab, we have deployed



[Deployment]
1. Use VBR Console to add as manage Servers.



2. Select Linux & follow the wizard


3. Then add as Backup Proxy & point to the server that you've added during the previous step 




 4. You will get an error message if did not modify the VM configuration file.


5. If no issue, it will prompt to restart proxy to finish the configuration.


Do note that Linux proxy only can use "hot add" mode.

Limitation of this Linux proxy:
Cannot use for
a) File share backup
b) VM Copy
c) Replication over WAN Accelerator



Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Flash Card Module 7: Manage Resources in Azure

In Module 7 of Microsoft Azure Solution Associate, we will check on Manage Resources in Azure



Saturday, April 4, 2020

Flash Card Module 3: Architect Network Infra in Azure

Here is module 3 for AZ-103 or AZ-104 certification flashcard. In this module, we will look into Architect Network Infrastructure in Azure.



Friday, April 3, 2020

Test Result on Supported Recovery Features on Different Hypervisor Support By Veeam

I've run a few tests on my lab environment on features support based on a hypervisor. It may come useful when you're planning for a migration to the different hypervisors.

Lab environment:- Veeam Backup & Replication v10

Here is my test result:

Test 1: Instant VM Recovery



Test 2: Full VM Restore (Entire disk recovery)


Test 3: Instant Disk Recovery


Test 4: Storage Snapshot


Hope this helps.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Central AHV Backup Proxy Appliance Deployment Using Veeam

With v10, veeam included an enhancement for Nutanix AHV data protection. Some of the enhancement of Veeam & Backup is
1. AHV Cluster registration
2. Nutanix snapshot aware
3. Linux FLR
4. License management
5. Instant VM recovery to Vmware
6. VeeamZip
7. Centralized AHV appliance deployment

The AHV Backup Proxy v2 provides enhancement such as:-
a) Native deduplication appliance support (DDBoost, Catalyst)
b) Snapshot-only job
c) Restore from Protection Domain created, user-created snapshot (VM, file-level, disk)
d) Multi-User VAN UI
e) Email job status notification
f) drive exclusion
g) Schedule Active Full (no synthetic full yet)
h) Community Edition support
i) Restore any backup to AHV
j) Proxy snapshot protection job

Check out below step on how to add Nutanix Cluster, Linux Appliance and AHV Proxy v2

Step 1:- Add Nutanix Cluster


Step 2:- Enter Nutanix Cluster name ( not ip address)


Step 3: Provide credential that able to connect to Nutanix Cluster


Step 4: Provide Linux FLR Appliance ip address. Use when to recover Linux file-level recovery


Step 5: Apply the configuration.



Step 5: After complete adding Nutanix Cluster, you can proceed to add AHV Proxy or later. 
 Step 6: If decide to create a new proxy, select "Deploy New Proxy" option


Step 7: Define proxy name & size. You can define vcpu, vmemory & concurrent task.





Step 8: Provide DNS for AHV Proxy & define ip address (either use static or dhcp)


Step 9 : Provide AHV Proxy credential. Remember this credential when want to access from Web console.


Step 10: Specify which repository to allow access


Step 11: Apply the setting. Veeam will start to push the installer, create a new VM and apply the setting. It is crucial that the entire setting use DNS name.


If no issue, Veeam will start to push configuration with setting to integrate Nutanix Cluster & Veeam Backup Server. 

If you encountered an issue, please refer to here.

Open AHV Web Console, to verify IP deployment with the correct IP that you map to DNS record.








Configuration completed. You able to click on Web Console. System will open web browser to access AHV proxy.

Hope this guide help.

Good Luck with your deployment.