New Community Plugin for vCloud Director

Veeam was one of the first to embrace vCloud Director and through the years has continued to support each release as the platform accelerated their release cycles and gained momentum as the default Cloud Data Management platform for VMware-based service provider offerings.

We have listened to the VCSP community so please welcome our new Veeam Community plugin for vCloud Director!

Anthony Spiteri
Posted by Anthony Spiteri

Published: October 10, 2019

How to create a VTL and why

When coming up with the idea for this topic, I asked myself, "Why would someone need to create a VTL?" For myself, I needed something I could play with in a lab environment without the cost of extra equipment, but this is something you can do in your production environment as well. This article covers how to create a free VTL (virtual tape library) on CentOS 7 and connect it to a Veeam server.
Karinne Bessette
Posted by Karinne Bessette

Published: October 8, 2019

How to create a file server cluster with Windows 2019

One of the critical services in many companies is the file servers, which serve file shares where users or applications store their data. If the file server is offline, then people cannot work. Downtime means additional costs, which organizations try to avoid. Windows Server 2019 (and earlier versions) allow you to create highly available file services. This blog describes how to create a file server cluster with Microsoft Windows Server 2019.
Hannes Kasparick
Posted by Hannes Kasparick

Published: October 3, 2019

Introducing the NEW Veeam Universal License!

We heard your feedback on our first iteration of portable licensing loud and clear, Veeam Instance Licensing (VIL) had some room for improvement. This is why we have improved, simplified and upgraded the VIL solution into a new solution called the Veeam Universal License, or VUL. VUL takes all the portability benefits of VIL, and extends that further, into one fully featured, universal edition that makes buying and using portable licenses even easier. As a bonus, VUL offers the full Enterprise Plus edition feature set at a discount of up to 33%. More capability, more flexibility and a lower price! VUL provides the flexibility to choose what to protect, when you need to protect it, no matter where that workload ...
Chris Spencer
Posted by Chris Spencer

Published: October 1, 2019

Dell EMC SC storage plug-in now available

Welcome the new plug-in for the Dell EMC SC Series! This is not the first integration we have done with Dell EMC, and this latest integration will add to the list which already includes Dell EMC VNX, VNXe and Unity.

But in contrast to the Dell EMC storage products we already have integrations with, this will be the first integration written by Dell EMC themselves. This new plug-in with SC Series will help to increase Veeam’s storage footprint coverage.

Michael Cade
Posted by Michael Cade

Published: September 26, 2019

VMware NSX-T Simplified UI vs Advanced UI explained

With the release of NSX-T 2.4 in June 2019, VMware significantly modified the user experience of NSX manager. A new simplified UI was introduced and the previous UI from version 2.3, has become the advanced UI. During conversations with customers, this topic has surfaced frequently and I felt that explaining the key differences between the respective UIs and guidance regarding when to use which each would be helpful to Veeam customers.
Jeffrey Kusters
Posted by Jeffrey Kusters

Published: September 25, 2019

8 lessons from an Office 365 backup customer

A few months ago, one of our customers presented at VeeamON and gave fellow IT Pros an unedited, unfiltered take on using Office 365 backup.

This customer migrated to Office 365 almost two years ago, added Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to protect their data, went through a major company acquisition where they inherited heavy SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business usage and had to manage through an exponential increase in Office 365 data. They had been through quite a bit and had a lot of lessons to share.

Russ Kerscher
Posted by Russ Kerscher

Published: September 24, 2019

How to backup Kubernetes Master Node configuation

When running a Kubernetes cluster in an environment, the Kubernetes Master Node contains all the configuration data including items like worker nodes, application configurations, network settings and more. This data is critical to restore in the event of a master node failure. As the use of Kubernetes grows significantly in production environments, let's talk about backing up the cluster configuration.
David Hill
Posted by David Hill

Published: September 17, 2019

How we improved tape support since Update 4

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 was a major release that brought many improvements and interesting features. With tape not only being far from dead but rising in popularity, it’s not a surprise that tape support was a major focus item in the new version. Over the last few months, Veeam technical support has gathered enough cases to see what are the main issues that customers encounter, and with the recent release of Update 4b, it’s time that we go over the new tape functionality and show our readers the practical side of incorporating tape into their backup strategy.
Evgenii Ivanov
Posted by Evgenii Ivanov

Published: September 4, 2019