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  • VMworld 2019 – Still Time To Go for FREE*!
    VMworld is rapidly approaching, and for those that have not secured their place at the event in San Francisco, and for whatever reason have been hindered in terms of purchasing an event ticket… there is still time and there is still a way! We (Veeam) have been running a competition… Read more »
  • I went on Holiday (Vacation) and Managed to Switch Off!!
    The jet lag has almost passed… I’ve nearly caught up with the backlog of messages on my various social platforms… expenses are almost done… and i’m about to hit Outlook and clear my email inbox. Yes, I’ve just come back from nearly 4.5 weeks away on holiday (vacation) and barring… Read more »
  • Migrate2VCSA Error
    When using the Migration Assistant to Migrate from a Windows 5.5 vCenter to 6.5 VCSA, the migration assistant was failing to run on the Windows vCenter server. It automatically saves the logs on the desktop. When viewing the logs, this part stood out: Read more »
  • ESXi 'About to Install...' Hangs
    During an upgrade from 5.5 to 6.5, update manager started to do the upgrade, but after the host rebooted, it would boot into the ESXi 6.5 installer, but then display About to install for 15 seconds, then flash an error message, and then go back to About to Install. Leaving… Read more »
  • Display Last Command in PowerShell Title Bar
    Carrying on from my previous post on pimping out your PowerShell console. I started to look into way to update the PowerShell title bar. In PowerShell there’s an automatic variable called $host where you can specify your own custom UI settings. One of the properties that can be modified is… Read more »
  • Display Execution Time In PowerShell Prompt
    Some time back I attended a presentation where the presenter’s PowerShell console displayed their last command’s execution time in the prompt. At the time of thought it was a bit of a geeky novelty thing. Though recently I’ve had a slight change of opinion. It’s become a great way to… Read more »
  • Quick Post: vSphere 6.7 – Sporadic VM Resets by vSphere HA
    We had a customer recently that upgraded from vSphere 6.5 to 6.7 and following the upgrade to 6.7, virtual machines were sporadically being reset by vSphere HA with the following message in the vCenter event log: Error message on <VM Name> on <Host Name> in <Cluster>: VMware ESX unrecoverable error:… Read more »
  • Kubernetes Everywhere…Time to Take off the Blinkers!
    This is more or less a follow up post to the one I wrote back in 2015 about the state of containers in the IT World as I saw it at the time. I started off that post talking about the freight train that was containerization along with a cheeky… Read more »
  • Mapping vCloud Director Backup Jobs to Self Service Portal Tenants
    Since version 7 of Backup & Replication, Veeam has lead the way in regard to the protection of workloads running in vCloud Director. With version 7 Veeam first released deep integration into vCD that talked directly to the vCD APIs to facilitate the backup and recovery of vCD workloads and… Read more »
  • Cohesity DataPlatform 6.3 – Active Directory Backup and Recovery
    I’ll be upfront and honest – backup and recovery doesn’t excite me, and it never has. On the other hand, this world of data management, policy driven protection / placement and analysis of said data does tweak my interest, which is why I taken an interest in tinkering with some… Read more »
  • First Look: On Demand Recovery with Cloud Tier and VMware Cloud on AWS
    Since Veeam Cloud Tier was released as part of Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4, i’ve written a lot about how it works and what it offers in terms of offloading data from more expensive local storage to what is fundamentally cheaper remote Object Storage. As with most innovative technologies,… Read more »
  • Bulk Reports via vROps API
    One of the issues within vROps is the ability to run a report against multiple objects at a time, this could be a performance report against VMs, capacity reports for Datastores or configuration reports for Hosts. Running the report one at a time does become pretty cumbersome after about 2… Read more »
  • Quick Fix: Unable to Login to WordPress Site
    I’ve just had a mild scare in that I was unable to log into this WordPress site even after trying a number of different ways to gain access by resetting the password via the methods listed on a number of WordPress help sites. The standard reset my password via email… Read more »
  • Veeam Availability Console v3 Important Patch Release
    Today, a new patch was released for Veeam Availability Console v3 which brings the build to Contained in this patch is a number of fixes that covers reporting and licensing, server fixes, agent fixes and there are also a number of other resolved issues including some RESTful API fixes… Read more »
  • Veeam Backup & Replication v10 Sneak Peek: Cloud Tier Copy Mode
    For a look sneak peek at the highly anticipated Cloud Tier Copy mode… head here to The post Veeam Backup & Replication v10 Sneak Peek: Cloud Tier Copy Mode appeared first on VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE!. Read more »
  • Orchestration of NSX by Terraform for Cloud Connect Replication with vCloud Director
    That is probably the longest title i’ve ever had on this blog, however I wanted to highlight everything that is contained in this solution. Everything above works together to get the job done. The job in this case, is to configure an NSX Edge automatically using the vCloud Director Terraform… Read more »
  • The Reality of Disaster Recovery Planning and Testing
    As recent events have shown, outages and disasters are a fact of life in this modern world. Given the number of different platforms that data sits on today, we know that disasters can equally come in many shapes and sizes and lead to data loss and impact business continuity. Because… Read more »
  • HaveIBeenPwned PowerShell Module Updates
    Back in 2017 I wrote a post on a PowerShell module I created that consumes Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned API service. I won’t go into too much detail about the service here. Plenty of people already have and since that time HaveIBeenPwned has exploded in popularity and most… Read more »
  • Modifying TLS settings in vROps 7.5
    If you’ve recently upgraded vROps to 7.5 you may wonder post upgrade why your vCenter 5.5 Adapters no longer work (and you see the below error message when testing Adapters….) or if you wrap up REST API calls with PowerShell (like done with PowervROps) and are no longer able to… Read more »
  • Building and running Windows Terminal
    The big news from Microsoft over the last week has been the announcement of Windows Terminal. An open source project from Microsoft currently up on GitHub. Windows Terminal allows you to run multiple tabbed CLIs from the one window. Not only that but they can be a mix of different… Read more »
  • Cohesity 6.2 – Office365 Exchange Online Protection
    Introduction With the release of Cohesity version 6.2, there is support to protect Exchange Online Office365 mailboxes natively within the product. Protecting data in a SaaS platform is always an interesting discussion. At the end of the day, there is a shared responsibility model at play here, and as the… Read more »
  • vRNI 4.1 Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU
    Deploying vRNI 4.1 you might get an error: Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU. Read more »
  • Using Ovftool
    Ovftool can be pretty awesome, but it can also be very difficult to use. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with it. Here I will go over some common issues I have with the tool. I’ve only tested on the Windows version of ovftool. Read more »
  • vExpert 2019 is here and it’s huge!
    Well after a long wait it’s that time of year again when the first half of year announcements are made for vExperts. A big congratulations to all the new and returning vExperts this year, in particularly all my fellow Australian vExperts. And yeah why not, a congratulations to even those… Read more »
  • VMUG UserCon 2019 – Sydney and Melbourne
    This approached very quickly, and next week one of the hottest VMware events in ANZ will be held in Sydney and Melbourne – the VMUG UserCon events! VMUG UserCons are a free one day event held once a year featuring a small vendor expo area, lots of educational sessions throughout… Read more »
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