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Reading Time: 2 minutes Ten years ago, on Feb. 26, Veeam Backup & Replication 1.0 was introduced at VMworld Europe 2008. Then it was made generally available on March 3, 2008. Veeam Backup & Replication v1 was designed with functionalities that are still the main pillars of Veeam Backup & Replication, such as instant file-level recovery, built-in deduplication, synthetic full backups and replication multiple restore points.

Reading Time: 3 minutes VMware vSphere upgrade process is usually an easy process to execute, due to the vSphere Update Manager simplicity, but it requires a careful planning and attention on the different compatibility and interoperability matrix. An important note is about the different build versions (or the Update releases) of the different components.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VMware vSAN release catalog provides critical information to vSAN build recommendation engine. It will be updated when there are new releases or critical patches and, of course, it’s very important to keep the local copy up-to-date. The vSAN health check feature, will periodically ensure that the local copy of vSAN release catalog is up-to-date.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veeam has announced the Veeam Vanguard 2019, actually only by email. The official list is still outdated with 2018 names, but probably there will be several renewal and some changes. The Vanguard program represents Veeam brand to the highest level in many of the different technology communities. It’s a program around the community of Veeam experts that truly get our message, understand our products and are our closest peers in IT.

Reading Time: 3 minutes StarWind Virtual SAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. Its solution use a hyperconverged approach to maintains high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources (it’s build around a two nodes architecture). StarWind Virtual SAN delivers performance and reliability using commercial off-the-shelf hardware, removing the need for costly proprietary components.

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: 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: 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 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: 8 minutes During holidays, reading some books could be a pleasure but also a moment of growth and deepening. And if you want to learn more on VMware NSX-v or NSX-T which book could be used?

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