Tag Archive: veeam

December 18, 2013

How to: Move a VMware VM from one host to another WITHOUT VMware vMotion

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VMware vMotion is a vSphere feature that allows you to move a running VMware VM from one host to another, with no significant impact on your production environment. VMware vMotion was introduced in 2003 and is now a part of almost all VMware vSphere editions, except for vSphere Essentials Kit, which is designed for small virtual environments.

There are a number of scenarios when VMware vMotion might be helpful, starting with pre-defined hardware maintenance when you need to move your VMs to another ESX(i) host for a short period of time without downtime, and to proactive migration of live VMs away from underperforming servers. If your vSphere licensing includes VMware vMotion, congratulations, you are one lucky virtualization admin! But what should you ...

December 10, 2013

Avoid the tech-nightmare before Christmas: the yearly upgrade cycle

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A couple of weeks ago I was having some conversations with colleagues about typical IT Professional annoyances. The annoyance that we discussed was the yearly maintenance cycle that many companies still do between Christmas and New Year. (Although some of us prefer to do this over the yearly summer holiday period…).

Everybody in IT world has lived it, or heard about it. The yearly maintenance schedule that can break your holidays. But in today’s world, with great technologies, we should be able to avoid this.

The great thing about having this conversations with awesome colleagues is that you can come with a solution to this (recurring) problem quite quickly.

The solution? You can read about it in this TechNet UK article:

October 9, 2013

Announcing: Veeam Management Pack 6.5 – coming soon!

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It was only last May that we proudly announced the Veeam Management Pack version 6 for VMware. The Veeam Management Pack v6 brought a lot of new and exciting features to managing and monitoring VMware in System Center. In fact, we took monitoring your VMware infrastructure to a whole new level.

The Veeam Management Pack brings deep VMware monitoring, management, forecasting and planning to Microsoft System Center, providing a unified view of physical and virtual infrastructures and applications from one console, so you can solve problems fast!

Through the Operations Manager console – your single pane of glass - the Veeam Management Pack leverages your Microsoft System Center investment to integrate VMware into application-to-metal management.

With the Veeam Management Pack you have today ...

May 19, 2013

Countdown to v7 – Built-in WAN Acceleration

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Today we announced 2 disruptive innovations that will be available in Veeam Backup & Replication v7: Built-in WAN Acceleration and Backup from Storage Snapshots.

Over the past few months, you may have seen our announcements regarding the 7 new market-leading features coming in v7; if not, you can check them out here: http://go.veeam.com/v7.

There is tremendous interest in v7, and I wanted to offer some additional explanation here about our Built-in WAN Acceleration.

Built-in WAN Acceleration

Yes, we’re going to be including WAN acceleration in Veeam Backup & Replication v7. This is not a “general purpose” WAN accelerator, but functionality specifically tuned for Veeam data transfers across the WAN. The major benefit to start is that if you need to “copy” your backups ...

April 2, 2013

Veeam Content Roundup for March 2013

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  What a busy start of the year! The first quarter of 2013 has come to a close, and we thought we’d start a new series here on the Veeam blog: the Veeam Content Roundup! We'll be bringing you the monthly highlights of what’s going on with Veeam, so you don't miss any important training series, updates, or product releases.

In March, you started hearing this: Modern Data Protection: Built for Virtualization. But what is Modern Data Protection? Well, it’s leveraging data protection tools that are right for your platforms. You use virtual machines; why not take a modern approach for your backups? See our new Modern Data Protection Video here:


August 19, 2012

InfoGraphic–Veeam at VMworld

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VMworld is right around the corner! Ready or not, it’s almost here. We at Veeam have been working hard to prepare for the event. We thought we’d also make a nice way to get an “at-a-glance'” view of the event, so we’ve created this handy InfoGraphic to view all the Veeam activities at VMworld.

Want to re-use this InfoGraphic? The raw image is here: http://vee.am/vmworldinfographic2012

The InfoGraphic summarizes all the big things at VMworld (individual links below) that Veeam is engaged in: 2 VMworld sessions, The Veeam Party, our AWESOME home dream lab giveaway, our SWAG information and a reminder about bacon. We look forward to seeing you at VMworld and check out the InfoGraphic below for the full ...

August 2, 2012

Availability, performance and intelligence by proxy

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When version 6 of Veeam Backup & Replication was released, there were scores of new and improved features! In fact, I had a blog post last year enumerating 72 of them! We are now on version 6.1, and while the features keep rolling in, an astute user pointed something out to me at a recent Veeam User Group Meeting in Chicago related to proxy configuration for both backup and replication jobs.


June 26, 2012

Veeam Wins Microsoft Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year!

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“Microsoft is pleased to distinguish Veeam Software as Microsoft’s Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year,” said Mike Schutz, General Manager, Windows Server and Management at Microsoft. “With Microsoft’s private cloud technology, built on Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center, Veeam has worked to enable customers to save costs, increase availability, and improve agility.”

Yesterday with those words it became official!  Veeam is the Management and Virtualization partner of the year for 2012.  I couldn’t be more excited! I know how much work goes in to building strong partnerships at Veeam.  We really value our partnership with Microsoft, and look forward to continued success in our relationship with them, and with each of our other partners.  We care about our ...

June 4, 2012

Something Awesome is here!

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Our latest countdown clock hit zero this morning and we announced the availability of Veeam Backup Free Edition (or as we like to say, Something Awesome for Virtualization Lovers). Veeam Backup Free Edition is just the latest edition to our line of free tools and utilities for virtualization professionals. Combined with Veeam ONE Free Edition, you now have a complete set of tools to help you manage and protect your virtual infrastructure, no matter if it’s running VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V.

Veeam Backup Free Edition

As you may have guessed, we’re not “giving away” all the great functionality in Veeam Backup & Replication, just a subset. Included in the free edition is our familiar ...

January 27, 2012

Veeam product training now online!

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Recently, we released Veeam End User Training. This is a great resource that can help people new to Veeam understand the details of each of our products’ technical components. While we’ve had educational content in the past for partners, having this End User Training is our next exciting milestone.

This is also a good time to introduce John Martin, our new director of Global Education Services at Veeam. John has a lot of experience in many areas of the development and delivery of learning content, services and the associated technology infrastructure. He has delivered addresses at the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Computer Training World, Training Directors Forum, WBT Producer, ASTD, the British Association for ...