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VMware Explore is the new brand name of VMworld event: from cloud infrastructure to the software-defined edge to Private AI innovation, you’ll gain perspective, find answers, and see what’s possible with the right cloud solutions.

But why attend at this kind of events?

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VMware Explore is the new brand name of VMworld event, and as usual, after the US edition there will be an EU edition. VMware Explore 2024 EU will be at Barcelona from 4th to 7th November!

From cloud infrastructure to the software-defined edge to Private AI innovation, you’ll gain perspective, find answers, and see what’s possible with the right cloud solutions.

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VMware® vCenter Converter Standalone provides an easy-to-use solution that automates the process of creating VMware virtual machines from physical machines (running Windows and Linux) and from other virtual machine formats.

Actually the most recent version remain the Converter 6.6 updated on Feb, 22 2024.

Considering that one of my most requested article was VMware Converter guest OS support, I decide to make an updated version.

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Veeam Backup & Replication supports different malware detection methods that works in different way and can be used together to reach different scopes.

The first main diffecence is that some works inline (during the backup process on the source data) and other works with a post-processing directly on restore points saved on the repositories.

For this reason also the load of those malware detection activities can be on different Veeam components, basically on the proxy servers for inline methods and the mount servers for the post-processing methods.

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Veeam Backup & Replication has several roles and for some of them you can use a Linux OS to implement specific roles.

Considering that CentOS Linux 7 will reach end of life (EOL) on June 30, 2024 will be really important know which versions and which distributions are supported.

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Like every hardware and software components, before apply a VMware vSphere upgrade or update you have to check all compatibility aspects.

One is related to the backup software that can be critical because you may loose the capability to perform backup and/or restore.

For Veeam Backup & Replication there is a specific Veeam KB (KB 2443) that provides information about compatibility between VMware vSphere and Veeam Backup & Replication.

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Veeam Backup Catalog is a feature of Veeam Backup & Replication that stands for VM guest OS file indexing.

Veeam Guest Catalog service on backup server works as a local catalog service. It collects index data for backup jobs on this specific backup server and stores this data locally in the Veeam Backup Catalog folder. By default, the indexing data is stored in the VBRCatalog folder on the backup server. Veeam Backup & Replication creates the folder on a volume with the maximum amount of free space, for example, C:\VBRCatalog.

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