Browsing Posts published in January, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes One big change in the new Veeam Availability 9.5 Update 4 is the new licensing mode called Veeam Instance Licensing (VIL). Historically Veeam Backup & Replication was licensed based on socket numbers (physical socket of the protected hypervisors)… but with the introduction of the physical agents and other new products there are other license models.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Advanced Deploy vSphere 6.5 2018 exam is one of the first “new rebranded” VMware exam, with the new naming convention. The exam 3V0-21.18 is basically the old VCAP-Deploy (or Admin) based on VMware vSphere 6.5 (actually only the VCP-DCV has been updated to vSphere 6.7, yet) and can be used to obtain the VCAP-DCV 2018 (VMware Certified Advanced Professional — Data Center Virtualization Deploy 2018) certification.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Veeam has just released the new versions of Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam ONE and the bundle Veeam Availability Suite, all updated to the new 9.5 Update 4 version. As you probably notice in the past (see what’s happened with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3 or Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2), this new “patch level” brings a lot of new features, like a major release.

Reading Time: 3 minutes One year ago, Veeam acquires N2WS with the intent to extend Veeam capabilities to the public cloud environments. N2WS was founded with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for workloads in the public cloud.

Reading Time: 2 minutes New years, new products and features announcements. And for Veeam, this mean the announce of the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4… but not only… On January 22nd, 2019 you can join the Veeam live announcement Q1 2019 were the latest features will be described included in NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 focused on improving the overall experience in the cloud and beyond.

Reading Time: 3 minutes We are approching an important milestore: January 14, 2020 sets the end of Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. Just four years ago was the turn of Windows Server 2003 (End of the extended support for Windows Server 2003 family). End of support means the end of regular security updates, potentially leaving you vulnerable to security and compliance issues.

Reading Time: 3 minutes With a little delay, finally the VMware vExpert 2019 Applications are now open! Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 8th at midnight PDT. The vExpert 2019 announcement will be late February to early March.

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the new feature of VMware vSphere 6.7 is the full support for Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 devices both at host and VM level. But when you are using a TPM 2.0 device on an ESXi host, the host might fail to pass the attestation phase.

Reading Time: 3 minutes On August 2018, VMware has officially announced that their certifications will change the names with something different and no more related to the product version. New certification names will be identified by the year they are earned. Potentially this will make easier to immediately identify how current a certification is.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Starting with vSphere 5.1, the VMware Tools update procedure was no more requiring a Windows VM reboot to finalize the process (see also VMware Tools unattended upgrade). But there were some cases where a reboot was still necessary (see VMware Tools 5.1 upgrade may restart your Windows VM).

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some weeks ago, somebody as ask me how was going the Mastering VMware vSphere 6.5 book, so I’ve collect some stats from the published and from Amazon. This book was the first authoring experience not only for me, but also for the other authors (Paolo Valsecchi, from the blog http://nolabnoparty.com/, and Karel Novak, a VCI and VMUG leader from CZ, both also Veeam Vanguard).

Reading Time: 1 minute Interesting European IT events: Beyond IoT – Cork (Jan, 21) Bett 2019 – London (Jan, 23-26) The Future of Cyber Security – Manchester (Jan 24) Cisco Live EU 2019 – Networking Field Day Extra – Barcelona (Jan, 28 – Feb, 11) Login VSI – VDI Performance Summit – Amsterdam (Jan 29) DEF CON – London (Jan 29) Storage Developer Conference – Tel Aviv (Jan 30) Nordic VMUG Conference – Copenhagen (Jan 31)

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