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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Veeam Software

Veeam is the global leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Founded in 2006 to provide systems management solutions for virtualized server infrastructures, Veeam quickly evolved into the go-to provider of Availability solutions for applications and data in cloud-spanning environments, delivering integration with multiple hypervisors, endpoints and physical servers, along with public cloud (IaaS [Infrastructure as a Service]) and SaaS-based (Software as a Service) workloads, while partnering with leading cloud, storage and application vendors.

As a 100 percent channel company, the Veeam global ecosystem includes ProPartners, Veeam Cloud & Service Providers (VCSPs) and Cisco, HPE, Lenovo and NetApp as exclusive resellers. In Veeam’s 13 years of existence, we have amassed a customer base of over 365,000 incredibly happy customers: our customer satisfaction scores, at 3.5 times the industry average, are the highest in the industry. Recognized by analyst firms as a leader in the Availability industry, Veeam is included in the leader’s quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Services for two years in a row. 

With our strong partner ecosystem and breadth of integration, Veeam has the most complete platform to help customers on the journey to automating data management and ensuring the Availability of data. Veeam Availability Platform automates the provisioning and management of the massive, constant flow of data running across multi-cloud infrastructures. Organizations that run on the Veeam platform gain multi-fold improvements in efficiencies and far greater agility to respond to any business needs and deliver new digital services that improve how we live and work. Veeam Availability solutions receive the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry for their ease of use, elegant simplicity, reliability, and storage and cloud agnostic approach. “Veeam,” as hundreds of thousands of customers have said, “just works.”

Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam is privately owned with offices in more than over 35 countries, over 4200 employees, and 1 million+ users worldwide. Veeam is cash-flow positive and has no debt. In the prior 4 years Veeam has grown its Bookings by more than 100% from $474M in 2015 to $963M in 2018. During the first half of 2019 Veeam has continued to grow Bookings and in Q2 announced that it had surpassed $1 billion in annual Bookings for the previous twelve months. With 12 years of consecutive double digit growth, 170+ industry awards, and the highest customer satisfaction scores in the industry, Veeam is positioned to continue its strong momentum as a recognized Backup and Cloud Data Management leader.

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BDRSuite by Vembu is a robust and comprehensive backup solution that addresses various backup, recovery, replication, and DR needs of your diversified IT infrastructure such as Virtual, Physical, Cloud workloads & SaaS Applications, and supports advanced use cases, thereby ensuring business continuity at affordable pricing. 


Have a glimpse of the BDRSuite of Products categorized based on different IT environments.


For Virtual Environments (VMware & Hyper-V)

BDRSuite for VMware

Agentless & application-aware backup & replication for VMware VMs with instant recovery at VM, file, and application level.


BDRSuite for Hyper-V

Ensure complete data protection for Hyper-V VMs running on a standalone host, Hyper-V cluster, SMB & CSV.


Features of VMware and Hyper-V backups

●      Agentless backup & replication of VMware & Hyper-V VMs

●      Incremental backup using Changed Block Tracking(CBT)

●      Application-aware backups with log truncation

●      Parallel VM/Disk processing

●      Optimized backup with where-it-left-off

●      Instant VM recovery to ensure business continuity

●      Live migration of Instantly booted VMs

●      Granular file & application object-level recovery

●      Cross-platform & Cross hypervisor migration

●      Automatic backup verification


For Physical Environments (Windows, Linux, Mac)

BDRSuite for Windows

Enhance the data protection of your Windows Servers and Workstations by backing up the entire disk or individual volumes.

BDRSuite for Linux

Protect your data across Linux file servers with enterprise-level functionality.


BDRSuite for Applications

Protect your application and its related data such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook & MySQL.


BDRSuite for Endpoints

Backup data across Windows & Mac endpoints to ensure the data is protected from an accident delete or system crash.


Features of Windows, Linux, and Mac backups

●      Backup the entire disk or selected volumes of Windows Servers and Workstations

●      Backup files/folders of Windows and Linux Servers

●      Backup endpoints like Windows workstations and Mac

●      Application-level backup for Microsoft applications and MySQL

●      Proprietary CBT driver for faster incremental backups

●      Bare-Metal Recovery (BMR) of entire machine to same or new hardware

●      Flexibility to migrate Windows machines from a physical to a virtual platform

●      Secondary copy of the backup data to an offsite data center or Cloud


For Cloud Workloads (AWS)

BDRSuite for AWS

Simple, secure, and cloud-native backup solution for your AWS EC2 instances. You can recover your backup instance, volume, or even files at any time with near-zero RTO.


Features of AWS backups

●      Agentless & Cloud-Native Backup for EC2 instances

●      Near Continuous Data Protection

●      Automatic backup scheduling

●      Application-aware backup processing

●      Instantly recover the instances by registering a new AMI Image

●      Recover only the required volumes by attaching them to target instances

●      Retain multiple snapshots for every backup job for use during recovery

●      Run custom scripts automatically before and after every backup job

For SaaS Applications (Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace)

BDRSuite for Microsoft 365

Protect emails, contacts, calendars, and drives of Office 365 by directly backing up to your data center.


BDRSuite for Google Workspace

Ensure protection of your emails, contacts, calendar, and google drives by directly backing up to Vembu Cloud.


Features of Microsoft 365 & Google Workspace backups

●      Backup Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams of Microsoft 365

●      Backup Gmail and Google Drive of Google Workspace

●      Backup entire domain or only selected user data as required

●      Retain backup data for a specified number of days

●      Restore data to the same or different user account

●      Restore entire user mailbox or individual mails

●      Granularly restore individual files or the entire folder of the drive

●      Export to multiple formats like .PST, .EML, .VCF, .ICF and much more


Download BDRSuite Whitepapers for Free:


●      Backup & DR Planning Guide for Small & Medium Businesses

●      VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 1 Upgrade and Security Configuration

●      Understanding Windows Server Hyper-V Cluster Configuration, Performance and Security

●      Overcome the Data Protection Dilemma – Vembu


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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

[Updated on 23 Sept 2021]
Note:- For Nutanix AHV 5.6

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


  • Use Vmware workstation
  • Download Nutanix CE  from here.
  • Extract ce-CE 2018.05.01-stable.img.gz and rename to ce-flat.vmdk
  • Download disk descriptor from here and rename to ce.vmdk
[VM Preparation]
  • New VM with Guest OS version set to Centos 7 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)


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/

Go to 

SSD_rdIOPS_thresh = 1000
SSD_wrIOPS_thresh = 1000

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 "nutanix/4u"
3. Change default password.
4. Enter the Nutanix NEXT credential

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