Life after vSphere 5.5 End of General Support

The end of general support for vSphere 5.5 was on September 19, 2018. There may be a number of questions for those customers that are still sitting on vSphere 5.5, like what version do I upgrade to? And what considerations do I need to make as part of the support upgrade path?
Michael Cade
Posted by Michael Cade

Published: September 25, 2018

The Office 365 Shared Responsibility Model

The No. 1 question we get all the time: “Why do I need to back up my Office 365 Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business data?”

And it’s normally instantaneously followed up with a statement similar to this: “Microsoft takes care of it.”

Do they? Are you sure?

Russ Kerscher
Posted by Russ Kerscher

Published: September 18, 2018

Veeam and Nutanix AHV in a multi-hypervisor environment

With the recent launch of Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV, the third hypervisor to be supported by Veeam with an agentless approach, the most common question is around existing environments where the end user is required to keep an element of VMware or Hyper-V for existing workloads. This post will highlight how Veeam can be used to protect these multi-hypervisor environments.
Michael Cade
Posted by Michael Cade

Published: September 12, 2018

How to get a free Veeam NFR key

Here at Veeam, we are passionate about helping people learn to do awesome things with their virtual environment. One of the best ways to learn is from your own experience, which is why we give certified IT pros FREE NFR keys.

Here’s how you can get a free Veeam NFR license key.

Razvan Duhan
Posted by Razvan Duhan

Published: August 21, 2018

Instant visibility & restore for Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft SharePoint is an invaluable tool used by organizations worldwide for data sharing and collaboration among teams. SharePoint provides businesses with a way to increase teamwork and productivity to streamline their processes and improve their business outcomes. There are several deployment options available for SharePoint, such as on-premises, online through Office 365 or a hybrid deployment. Each option has its own benefits, however, this blog post focuses on Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint being used in an on premises deployment model of Microsoft SharePoint. If you’re using SharePoint online, Veeam Explorer is available to you as well through Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.
Kirsten Stoner
Posted by Kirsten Stoner

Published: August 9, 2018

How to Build a Failover Plan in Veeam Availability Orchestrator

One of the most important components of Veeam Availability Orchestrator is the Failover Plan. The Failover Plan is an essential part of an organization’s disaster recovery plan. It contains the virtual machines to be protected, what steps to take during recovery, and other important information. Now, we are going to take a look at the step-by-step process to creating your disaster recovery plan with Veeam Availability Orchestrator.
Melissa Palmer
Posted by Melissa Palmer

Published: August 7, 2018

Microsoft LAPS deployment and configuration guide

If you haven’t come across the term “LAPS” before, you might wonder what it is. The acronym stands for the “Local Administrator Password Solution.” The idea behind LAPS is that it allows for a piece of software to generate a password for the local administrator and then store that password in plain text in an Active Directory (AD) attribute. In this guide, you'll learn how to deploy, configure and troubleshoot Microsoft LAPS.
Gary Williams
Posted by Gary Williams

Published: August 1, 2018

Veeam Intelligent Data Management for Huawei OceanStor

Veeam and Huawei recently released new, integrated storage snapshot and orchestration capabilities for customers using Veeam and Huawei OceanStor storage. This new Veeam Plug-in is based on the Veeam Universal Storage API and allows Veeam solutions to deliver higher levels of backup and recovery efficiency when paired with the Huawei OceanStor storage infrastructure.
Stefan Renner
Posted by Stefan Renner

Published: July 30, 2018

SysAdmin Day 2018: Are we administering systems like it is 2018?

SysAdmin Day started (it can be traced to the year 2000) as a great way to give thanks to the professionals in the mix for the hard work that goes along with being a system administrator. Take this into context at the beginning of this century however. Things were harder then. There were more manual IT tasks, more equipment and less automation. This was an important time when the IT space was ripe for innovation, and platforms such as virtualization and the cloud were strictly a meteorological term.
Rick Vanover
Posted by Rick Vanover

Published: July 27, 2018