Yearly Archives: 2016


Veeam: Backup Service stop working

Today after a clean install for a new Veeam Backup Server 9.5 (for testing purposes) in a Windows 2012 R2, when I changed the hostname and added to the Domain, I was not able to login to the Veeam Backup anymore. Checking Backup Service was stopped and cannot restart it again. Looking at the Veeam [...]

By | 2018-09-20T18:32:57+02:00 December 22nd, 2016|Backups|2 Comments

Veeam Guide: How to deploy Stonefly Cloud Drive Veeam on Azure

Guide how to deploy Veeam Cloud Connect for the Enterprise using StoneFly Cloud Drive with Scale Out NAS Storage on Microsoft Azure. This is a great guide(PDF) where you can deploy and configure and connect StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive and Veeam Cloud Connect in Microsoft Azure Cloud. Set up a StoneFly Cloud [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:07+01:00 November 11th, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

Veeam Vanguard 2017 nominations are now Open

Veeam Vanguard nominations are again open for 2017. A Veeam Vanguard is a program that gives an award to individuals for their contributions to Veeam products in participation in forums, webinars, blog posts, white papers, etc. "Vanguards receive a number of exclusive program benefits — honestly, too many to list — but among these extensive [...]

By | 2019-12-20T23:08:23+01:00 November 11th, 2016|Backups|0 Comments

VMware vSphere 6.5 what is new?

After some days of with sick leave, I am back. Many new announcements in the last weeks. Let 's start with the first one, new VMware vSphere 6.5 version. What is new in the new version? Many new features and improvements have been added to this 6.5 version. Unfortunately since I was ill, did not [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:07+01:00 November 9th, 2016|VMware|0 Comments

vExpert 2017 Applications are Now Open

vExpert 2017 Applications are Now Open and VMware launched the applications for vExpert 2017. The applications will be open until 16th of December and decisions of the new vExpert 2017 will be February 8th 2017. The official page for vExpert announcements: If you plan to apply, just follow the following link: Good luck [...]

By | 2018-01-20T01:12:13+01:00 November 9th, 2016|VMware|0 Comments

VMware: vCenter not starting – VCDB database ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full

Today I had some issues with my vCenter(5.0.x). The database was not working and even vCenter services were running no connections was possible to the DB(SQL 2008 Enterprise SP1). VMware: vCenter not starting - VCDB database ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full After checking the logs(vpx) from vCenter I found some errors [SQL Server]Could not allocate space [...]

By | 2018-11-27T09:57:42+01:00 November 3rd, 2016|VMware|0 Comments

Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) in vSwitch

In this article, we go through CDP and also trough LLDP, how to Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) in vSwitch, but also for vDS and how to check the information in vCenter provided by this feature. This week we install new ESXi hosts from a remote location. Since we did not have access physically [...]

By | 2018-11-27T18:56:23+01:00 September 23rd, 2016|VMware|11 Comments

Unable to remove permissions in vCenter Appliance 6.0 U2, how to fix.

Today had a very strange problem with our new vCenter Appliance 6.0(VCSA). First query users and Groups in the Domain(searching to add in the permissions) was very slow and in the Web Client sometimes we see the Domain with double entries, or could not find the users/groups. Also when we look at the vCenter permissions(vCenter [...]

By | 2017-12-30T02:50:07+01:00 September 23rd, 2016|VMware|0 Comments

How to move your VMs from a dead ESXi host

This weekend we lost an ESXi 6.0 host from a Cluster of 8 hosts(with shared Storage between them). This is a particularly ESXi host/Cluster since HA is not enabled and vMotion between hosts is not possible since the VMs needs to run in a particular host and local network. There is also some VMs that [...]

By | 2019-04-14T22:12:44+02:00 August 31st, 2016|VMware|0 Comments