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Friday, May 20, 2016

Get the big picture from Azure or multiple SCOM management groups

Get the big picture from Azure or multiple SCOM management groups

If you are using Azure and SCOM or multiple SCOM management groups, then you are familiar with how difficult is it to control alerts or making sense of all the complex and technical data that they generate. If you are getting information from these different monitoring systems but are unable to connect the data to get the big picture of what’s happening in your IT environment, then you should read Savision’s newest whitepaper. The whitepaper explains how getting the big picture from your ITSM and monitoring systems is what organizations needs to take IT to the next level.

If you are using SCOM and Azure and multiple monitoring systems and can't put all this data in a business context, it's time for you to take your IT to the next level and take your monitoring to another level. The Cloud and multi-sourcing have made the IT world to keep getting more complex. Organizations are getting more siloed with different teams using their own monitoring tools, while no one gets the big picture and the business keeps pressuring IT departments to be aware of how having downtime affects the business.

It’s time for IT departments to become business partners and get the service intelligence they need to solve service outages faster. If you want your IT department to become more mature and be a partner to the business, then you cannot miss Savision’s newest whitepaper called ‘Business Service Intelligence: How can IT become business partners?

The whitepaper tells you in 5 steps how to take your IT department to another level. If you have more than one SCOM management group, Azure or multiple monitoring systems, you do should not miss this whitepaper.

You can download the whitepaper here

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Free Ebook: DraaS for Dummies

Hi folk,

Do you want to know more about "DRaaS"? Well, Veeam has just released an ebook : "DRaaS for Dummies". It is a great resources for Dummies.


  • Chapter 1: Understanding Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
  • Chapter 2: Defining your requirements for a DRaaS Solution
  • Chapter 3: Implementing DRaaS
  • Chapter 4: DRaaS Operations
  • Chapter 5: Ten Business Benefits of DRaaS

To download for FREE, please click here.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Building Backup as a Service (BaaS) Using Veeam

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Backup as a Service (BaaS) provides backup and recovery operation from the cloud. Service Provider/Reseller will need to maintain the infrastructure in their data center.

Meanwhile, customer will use Veeam Backup and Replication to transfer their backup data offsite without need to buy servers, storage or maintain an offsite datacenter.

With Cloud Connect features, customer able to transfer the data to service provider.

The following are the components require to build BaaS:

Reseller/Service Provider - provide BaaS

  • Veeam Backup and Replication v9
  • Veeam Repository to store tenant backup data. Act as Cloud Repository
  • Cloud Gateway - from Veeam
  • WAN Accelerator  from Veeam
  • SSL Certificate
  • Cloud Connect Replication license
  • Create tenant account and pass to tenant
If you do not has a datacenter, you can leverage on Microsoft Azure infrastructure. Start BaaS by deploying VCC for Service Provider appliance from Azure MarketPlace. Check out here.

Tenant (Customer)
  • Must use Veeam Backup and Replication at least v8 to backup virtualization infrastructure
  • Veeam Backup Repository
  • WAN Accelerator from Veeam
  • Veeam Cloud Connect features which allow tenant to transfer backup data to Service Provider : Cloud Repository

Communication channel

With Veeam Cloud Connect, the connection will happen directly over the Internet, using a single TCP port (TCP/6180), protected by SSL encryption. The Cloud Gateway, responsible for the transfer of all the backup traffic over the single port connection.

WAN accelerators are optional components that can be deployed at the service provider & tenant side to improve the bandwidth utilization of remote backups sent by customers.

Backup Data

Backup Hyper-V / Vmware hypervisor using Veeam Backup to Veeam repository. 
Use Backup Infrastructure to add Service Provider. 
Lastly, configure Backup Copy Job to transfer backup data to Cloud Repository (@Service Provider)

Now your customer has backup archive transfer to offside without require to invest on secondary datacenter.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Error Cannot Start Virtual Disk Service (VDS)

Recently we try to access Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Core Edition to modify disk setting. However encounter an error message :Cannot Start Virtual Disk Service (VDS) and RPC error.

As it is running Server Core, then we need to use Computer Management snap-in from another server.

Here is some trick to make sure you able to access "Disk Management" without encounter an error.

a) Use another server running Windows Server 2008 R2 - with GUI. Don't use higher version of operating system.

b) Execute the following command at

1. Hyper-V Host (Server Core)
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Remote Volume Management" new enable=yes
Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Windows Firewall Remote Management” new enable =yes

Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”remote administration” new enable=yes

2. On the machine running GUI, execute

Netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Remote Volume Management” new enable=yes