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 [...]

5 05, 2017

VMware vSphere 6.0 issue: All shared datastores failed on the host

By | May 5th, 2017|Virtualization|9 Comments

Today I get a strange error in 3 of my ESXi hosts. One was a physical ESXi host, and two were nested ESXi hosts. All have a warning: "All shared datastores failed on the host" Did not change anything in the iSCSI configurations. Did a double check in iSCSI configuration, check the iSCSI vmkernel, [...]

28 04, 2017

Ransomware: How to decrypt your device and data

By | April 28th, 2017|Backups, Olher, Storage, Virtualization|1 Comment

In the following of my previous article regarding Ransomware, How to protect your VMs against Ransomware the non-profit project No More Ransom provides some tools that can help you decrypt your device and data. There is a list of several tools that can decrypt your files. These are tools created by some Security Companies (like [...]

20 04, 2017

Free Backup tools for Virtual Environments

By | April 20th, 2017|Backups, Virtualization|0 Comments

There are some tools in the market regarding free Backup tools for Virtual Environments (some may include physical). Personally, I do not know in detail all products that are in the market. In this article, I will try to focus the ones that offer a free license with the most features included. What are the [...]

5 04, 2017

VMworld 2017 Global Registration is Live!

By | April 5th, 2017|Virtualization|0 Comments

Registration for VMworld 2017 is now open. Glimpse the Future: You’ll hear from VMware executives and industry experts on what matters most in IT today, and what’s coming next. Collaborate and Network: Interact with your peers, the VMware partner ecosystem and IT innovators—a “who’s who” in digital business. Explore and Discover: Learn from subject-matter experts [...]

31 03, 2017

World Backup Day 2017!

By | March 31st, 2017|Virtualization|0 Comments

                Have you done your backups today? Today is World Backup Day, and we shouldn't  need a Backup Day to recall us that Backups are a fundamental responsibility inside of your company, or even for your personal data(personal laptop, smartphone, etc.). Because we only miss them, when we [...]

28 03, 2017

How to protect your VMs against Ransomware

By | March 28th, 2017|Backups, Olher, Virtualization|1 Comment

Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right knowledge to how to fight it. Not only about the malware, but also how to be protected against this [...]