Host Profiles Today

In case you haven't heard, Veeam has released Veeam Configurator 2.0 Beta. While some of the functionality of the original Configurator is still there, the major improvement in 2.0 is the idea of configuration templates for your ESX hosts. The template functionality works with ESX 3.x, including ESXi.

Many of you who attended VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas may have attended sessions on what's coming up from VMware. While I can't go into details, one of the features announced was Host Profiles, check out a video from VMware.
With Veeam Configurator 2.0 Beta you can get some of that functionality today. Configurator 2.0 allows you to do the following with VI3:
  • Scan your entire Virtual Infrastructure and create templates for each unique host configuration discovered for both network and storage
  • Scan your entire Virtual Infrastructure and create reports on differences of any host that does not have the same configuration as a template
  • Apply a template to any host to bring its configuration back in line
  • Undo the apply template operation in case something goes wrong
Check it out today by downloading it and letting us know what you think.
Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)
Doug Hazelman (VMDoug)

Doug Hazelman is Vice President, Product Strategy, Chief Evangelist. Doug consults with customers, partners and industry analysts on key considerations for implementing virtual server infrastructures. He works with Veeam’s R&D team to enhance and develop new Veeam products to address market needs, and advises customers on best practices for managing virtual environments. Doug shares his expertise via the Veeam blog and other social media outlets. Doug has spoken about virtualization management at VMworld, the Nordic Virtualization Conference, Interop, and other events including regional VMUG meetings. He is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and has also appeared on's "Ask the Experts."

Prior to joining Veeam, Doug was an IT infrastructure consultant with Bennett Adelson. Earlier in his career he was the director of Product Management for Migration Solutions at Quest Software. Doug was with Aelita Software in various technical and product management roles for more than five years before it was acquired by Quest Software in 2004.

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