16 11, 2017

vCenter 6.0 Appliance (VCSA) fix and restore

By | November 16th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

This week we had an outage with our vCenter Appliance 6.0 vPostgres DB. After some Storage issues vCenter stop working and was not possible to recover. In this article will not go through how to troubleshoot the issue, or what the root cause(was not possible to identify with 100% sure what was the root cause), but [...]

7 11, 2017

Nutanix .NEXT Conference 2017 in Nice, France

By | November 7th, 2017|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

In the next three days, 7 to 9th, of this month, the annual Nutanix .NEXT Conference event will be in place in Nice, France. This is an excellent conference for all Nutanix customers, professionals, and Nutanix fans. Or just for networking with your peers.  Also never forget the after parties :) In this conference, you [...]

19 10, 2017

Veeam: How to fix Broken backup chain

By | October 19th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

This article will explain How to fix Broken backup chain in Veeam Backup & Replication. A Broken Backup Chain is when you have full Backup(.vbk), and several (can be 2 or more) incremental(.vib)that  were deleted or corrupted. Particularly if you are not using "Reverse Incremental." Increments always injected in the last backup to create a [...]

18 09, 2017

PSOD after apply ESXi 6.5 Update 1 Rollup on HP DLs

By | September 18th, 2017|Virtualization|13 Comments

Last week we had upgraded some of our HP Blades (HPE BL460c) from ESXi 6.0 to ESXi 6.5. We have used VMware Update manager to migrate/upgrade these ESXi hosts using the ESXi HPE image VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update1-5969303-HPE-650.U1. The upgrade did run without any issues. After ESXi upgrade we run a search/scan in VUM for any updates/patches release [...]

26 08, 2017

VMware announced Windows vCenter and vSphere Web Client EOL

By | August 26th, 2017|Virtualization|0 Comments

VMware announced Windows vCenter and vSphere Web client EOL (End of Life). VMware announced this week that will discontinue the Windows vCenter version in the next vSphere release (maybe vCenter 7.0 or 6.6 don't know the next numbered release) and also plan to discontinued vSphere Web Client. So next version of vSphere is the last [...]

24 08, 2017

Vembu BDR Suite New features in v3.8.0

By | August 24th, 2017|Backups, Partners, Virtualization|0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago Vembu launched a new version of their primary backup product: Vembu BDR Suite v3.8 This new version has a lot of improvements and new features for this product. Here is, in my opinion, some of the main features that will bring real improvements to the product. Disk Image Backup from [...]

13 08, 2017

Top vBlog 2017 results has been released!

By | August 13th, 2017|Olher, Virtualization|0 Comments

During this last week, Eric Siebert blog release the results for the Top vBlog 2017. This blog and I was the first year that was on the list for voting in the categories best Virtualization Blog and best 2016 blog. For the first year in the voting, this blog reached the best Virtualization Blog [...]

30 06, 2017

How to backup and restore Exchange Server Objects

By | June 30th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

In the following of the article series Virtual Backups, the latest was How to backup and restore Active Directory objects, in this article we will show how to backup and restore Exchange Servers objects (we will delete and restore emails). Again for this Exchange Backup restore objects we will use the Backup tool Nakivo Backup [...]

28 06, 2017

How to backup and restore Active Directory objects

By | June 28th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

In the series of Virtual Backups and of my latest article How to backup Virtual Domain Controllers.  This time we will Backup and Restore Active Domain objects (computers, user accounts with a password, Group Policy Objects (GPOs), etc.). As we check in the previous article, we can create a Backup Job to backup our Domain Controllers [...]

25 06, 2017

vCenter issue: Panic Access Violation related to a database error LoadHealthCheckResultFromDB

By | June 25th, 2017|Virtualization|2 Comments

Some weeks ago we had a major issue in one of our Windows Production vCenter 6.0 update 3.  vCenter service was stopping after some minutes. It could be online for 5m, or 40m, or even 1h, then just stop. Spend a lot of hours trying to troubleshoot the issue without finding any reason why the [...]

23 06, 2017

How to backup Virtual Domain Controllers

By | June 23rd, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

How to backup Virtual Domain Controllers is a subject and a question that many users have when they Virtualize their Domain Controllers. Is not an easy answer and some rules and requirements need to be set before we backup or restore Domain Controllers (or even Active Directory objects). With the new Windows Server feature, VM-Generation [...]

17 06, 2017

How to create a Nested VMware vSAN 6.6 environment – Part II

By | June 17th, 2017|Storage, Virtualization|0 Comments

In Part I  – Create Nested vSphere 6.5 for vSAN 6.6 of this article we had to install and configure all the Nested ESXi hosts and also set all Virtual Disks as SDD to work in All-Flash vSAN. In this how to create a nested vsan environment Part II – Configure All-Flash vSAN Nested we will configure [...]

2 06, 2017

Votes for Top vBlog 2017 is open

By | June 2nd, 2017|Virtualization|0 Comments

The site vSphere-Land from Eric Siebert started the voting for the best Virtualization Blog for 2016.  Like every year, Eric site promotes a voting to the best vBlog in the Virtualization blogosphere. Is the first time that this blog and I is in the Eric blog voting list and will participate in this [...]

13 05, 2017

How to create a Nested VMware vSAN 6.6 environment.

By | May 13th, 2017|Storage, Virtualization|9 Comments

After many times postponed, this week I start implementing and testing correctly VMware vSAN 6.6 in my home lab. In this case will be the new All-Flash vSAN 6.6. What is VMware vSAN? "VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN), is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solution. vSAN is a core building block for the Software-Defined [...]

10 05, 2017

PowerCli: Create Script file to PoweredOn/PoweredOff all VMs

By | May 10th, 2017|Virtualization|5 Comments

This week we need to PoweredOff all our VMs in our VMware Infrastructure, because of a Network Maintenance. The problem Powering off 2000 VMs is the Powering ON them back an. You need to track which ones were PoweredOn when you need to PowerOn them again, and with big Infrastructures, this can be tricky. So [...]