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Reading Time: 5 minutes The VMware ESXi partitions layout on the system disk has remained almost the same for several years. VMware ESXi 6.x partitions layout was the same from previous 5.x versions and there ware only some exceptions with bigger disks (with two different diagnostic partitions. Starting with ESXi 7.0 the partions layout is now totally changed.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Runecast Analyzer is a proactive issue detection software for VMware vSphere environments, powered by the largest database of automated VMware KB articles which feed its internal archive of known issues. It’s based on a virtual appliance (VA) that you can deploy in your environment (or also on a different environment) to check your vSphere (and also vSAN and NSX) environments.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Using VMware virtualization products (and not only vSphere, but also Workstation and Fusion) on recent Linux CentOS (or RedHat) VM you may found an annoying issue during VM power-off procedure. The Linux kernel will initiate the halting phase, but the VM may remain powered-on with this message in the console:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last month, NAKIVO has announced the version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, and now it’s the turn of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.2. This is the 28th software release of their backup and data protection product. A really fast-growning product. The main news is the support of Office 365 backup! To be more precise is better say that support the backup of the Exchange Online part.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some days ago, VMware has updated its per-socket pricing model effective from April 2, 2020. Instead of require only one license per socket (so per physical CPU), in the new model, one license will cover up to 32 cores… with more cores you need more licenses (one each 32 cores).

Reading Time: 2 minutes NAKIVO has just announced the new version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.1, that is the 27th software release of their backup and data protection product.  Compare to NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.0, there are several new features in this release: Native Backup to Tape, Physical Linux Server Backup, Physical Workstation Backup, and Instant Verification.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nutanix has announced the Nutanix Technology Champions (NTC) 2020 list. NTC is a community award, started on 2014, similar to others programs like VMware vExpert, Microsoft MVP, Cisco Champions, EMC Elect, … rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members.

Reading Time: 2 minutes A usual way to backup the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is to manage as a common VM and use a backup solution to backup (and restore) the entire VM. But it’s approach does not always work and cannot guarantee a restore in some cases, for example in the case of a database corruption.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Veeam has introduced Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in November 2016, and it became a great success because it’s simple, light, fast to deploy and the restore process remain quite the same of Veeam Backup & Replication with the powerful granular restore. Version 2.0 was a huge milestone with the support both for SharePoint and OneDrive (Business). Version 3.0 (April 2019) improves the backup speed of SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business incremental backups by integrating with the native Change API for Microsoft Office 365.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSAN has become a reliable solution with a good and usable HTML5 GUI. But sometimes you have have some issues in object health with the result of some inaccessible vSAN objects.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Every year, the VeeamON Virtual online event brings together several industry experts to showcase the latest technology solutions for cloud data management platform. Usually, it follows the VeeamON, considering that there isn’t an event in Europe (except the local VeemON Tour days in the major cities), this is a way to keep the focus on the latest announces (and use for new announces).

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trusted platform module (TPM) is a hardware, designed to securely store information such as crendential or measurements. TPM 2.0 is supported on all 13 th generation and 14 th generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers including the latest AMD servers. Note that is not enabled by default. TPM 2.0 is enabled and supported with VMware vSphere 6.7 releases. ESXi 6.7 introduced the “Host Attestation” feature using which the validation of boot process can be reported to vCenter dashboard.

Reading Time: 18 minutes Intel® Optane™ Technology for Data Centers are a revolutionary solutions to bridge critical gaps in the storage and memory hierarchy delivering persistent memory, large memory pools, fast caching and fast storage. Basically there are two main Intel® Optane™ DC products: Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory  Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs

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