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Reading Time: 2 minutes The Dell Compellent storage is an interesting solution and, before the EMC acquisition, was the main storage product in Dell portfolio. Veeam Backup and Replication offers different type of primary storage integration to improve and offload the backup process using storage snapshots (and limiting VMware snapshots only for the time needed to take a storage snapshot).

Reading Time: < 1 minute Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry-standard that establishes specifications for cables and connectors and protocols for connection, communication, also and power supply between computers, peripheral devices and other computers. How USB is supported in VMware vSphere?

Reading Time: 3 minutes During VMworld US 2019 there was also space for some “minor” products like Workstation and Fusion. “Minor”, but still important in the future of VMware… and really important in the past (first VMware’s product was VMware Workstation). Also it’s good sign see that those products are still vital, considering that three year ago there were some rumors and doubts about the future of Workstation and Fusion products, due to the laying off some employees from the related teams.

Reading Time: 2 minutes During VMworld US 2019, VMware has announced the future release of VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5. Unfortunately, has happened in past, this is just a product announce, without provide the code of it and the date of General Availability (GA) release date (but I guess will be on VMworld EU 2019). I usually prefer talk about what exist now and see the release notes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the day 1 of VMworld US 2019 there was a big announce about a new VMware vSphere impementation, called Project Pacific. Project Pacific will be the biggest evolution of VMware vSphere in the last decade and a huge milestone.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changed Block Tracking (CBT) is a VMware feature introduced in vSphere 4.0 in order to implement native incremental backup at source level. VMware VDAP uses this technology and so all backup and recovery software designed for VMware use it for speed the backup. This mean that all the backup products that are using VDAP, will rely on VMware API and features, … and bugs.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Runecast is a company that provides actionable predictive analytics for VMware vSphere environments. Runecast Analyzer is a solution that provides software-defined expertise to mitigate service outages, increase security and compliance and reduce time in troubleshooting. This solution can discover hidden issues in your vSphere environment by using the current VMware Knowledge Base articles, that is probably the most trusted, complete and up-to-date public source of known issues and best practices related to VMware products, but it’s also typically used reactively, once the problem already persists.

Reading Time: 5 minutes VMware vSAN 6.7U3 it’s out and maybe you would like to upgrade your environment. But note that there are some possible performance issue with vSphere 6.7U3 on Dell servers. In my opinion, one reason to upgrade is to finally have the automatical proactive rebalancing feature. You can automate all rebalancing activities with cluster-wide configuration and threshold settings. Prior to this release, proactive rebalancing was manually initiated after being alerted by vSAN health checks.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week, VMware has announced the future release of VMware vSphere 6.7 Update 3, that means, of course, also the new vSAN 6.7 Update 3 (vSAN is totally integrated in vSphere code). Unfortunately, has happened in past, this is just a product announce, without provide the code of it and the date of General Availability (GA) release date (but I guess will be on VMworld US 2019). I usually prefer talk about what exist now and see the release notes. The products are now GA and, most important the hardware compatibility and the software interoperability matrix have […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes Altaro is a fast-growing software company with easy to use and affordable (also for the price) backup solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, specializing in backup for virtualized environments. And with 10 years of history in data protection!

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware has announced the intent to acquire Veriflow, a pioneer in network verification and troubleshooting, helping customers model, analyze and verify their hybrid networks to allow IT teams to operate, secure and resilient networks.  Also Veriflow has a innovative approach to combating network breaches and outages through mathematical network verification.

Reading Time: 2 minutes During a VMware vSAN upgrade I’ve got a strange error in the UI: vSAN health alarms are suppressed

Reading Time: 2 minutes After several versions of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8 (with three versions in 12 months), now NAKIVO announced the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v9.0 that is the 26th software release of this backup and data protection product. The main two big news are the Hyper-V 2019 support, but also the support of physical servers (Windows based).

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