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About Luciano Patrao

I am over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Working with Virtualization for more than 10 years (mainly VMware). I am an MCP, VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, Veeam Vanguard 2018/2019, vExpert vSAN 2018/2019 and vExpert for the last 4 years. Specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backups. I am working for Elits a Swedish consulting company and allocated to a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company as a Teach Lead and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer. I am a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com

Vembu BDRSuite v5.2 is now Generally Available Now

Vembu has launched a new version of their Backup tool. This quick Vembu BDRSuite v5.2 is Generally Available Now; I will show the main features included in this new version. Vembu recently launched v5 and v5.1, where their focus was on replication and simplifying the GUI and on clustering and object storage(particularly multi-cloud). In this [...]

By | 2022-04-20T00:19:30+02:00 April 20th, 2022|Backups Posts, Vembu|0 Comments

New ProVirtualzone Blog Partner: Vinchin

It is with great pleasure that I welcome my new ProVirtualzone Blog Partner: Vinchin. At the moment I am a bit busy with other projects but plan to write some deep neutral(as I also do) reviews about their products.  As a partner and sponsor in the Blog, we will work together in the next months [...]

By | 2022-04-12T17:06:54+02:00 April 12th, 2022|Backups Posts, Vinchin|0 Comments

Add disks to your VCF through ESXi vSAN hosts

When your VMware Cloud Foundation(VCF) SDDC Manager Workload Domain is getting full, you need to add disks to your VCF through ESXi vSAN hosts. Most of the changes you need to do in your vCenter should be done through the SDDC Manager. Not the case when you need physically add extra disks to your ESXi [...]

By | 2022-03-29T22:15:20+02:00 March 29th, 2022|vCenter, VMware Posts, vSAN, vSphere|0 Comments

How to update your vSAN HCL DB without internet

We know that some systems cannot be connected to the internet. In this How to update your vSAN HCL DB without internet, I will show how we can update our vSAN HCL DB without an internet connection. In my case, a VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) doesn't directly connect to the internet, but I still need [...]

By | 2022-03-28T20:33:23+02:00 March 28th, 2022|vCenter, VMware Posts, vSAN, vSphere|0 Comments

This World Backup Day, WIN with Altaro!

Did you know that 29% of data loss cases are caused by accident? As World Backup Day nears, we think back to all the incidents, data loss scares, and near-disasters that we’ve experienced over the years – and how grateful we were to have backup during those times! If you use Microsoft 365/Office 365, Hyper-V or VMware, [...]

By | 2022-03-27T01:49:11+01:00 March 27th, 2022|Altaro, Backups Posts, Partners|0 Comments

How to clone your ESXi SD card for backup

In this How to clone your ESXi SD card for backup, I will explain how to clone your SD card(or USB) from your ESXi for backups purposes. If you don't have a dual SD card controller, this is something handy for a quick restore of your system. In my case, I have an 8Gb SD [...]

By | 2022-03-27T01:28:19+01:00 March 27th, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments

How Azure Stack HCI is forcing changes in your datacenter – Altaro free webinar

An Altaro webinar about Azure Stack HCI will be live on the 23rd of March, don't miss How Azure Stack HCI is forcing changes in your datacenter. Register now! As we know hybrid cloud adoption varies across the industry. And whether or not you’re planning to go hybrid or fully to the cloud, Microsoft is [...]

By | 2022-03-28T22:41:43+02:00 March 18th, 2022|Altaro, Backups Posts, Partners|0 Comments

Nominated Veeam Vanguard 2022 for the fifth year

Yes, I was nominated Veeam Vanguard 2022 for the fifth year. It is the fifth year that I have been honored to be selected Veeam Vanguard since 2018. Just some quick notes about the Veeam Vanguard program. What is the Veeam Vanguard program? "The Veeam Vanguard Program is Veeam's top-level influencer community. This group shares [...]

By | 2022-02-28T21:20:49+01:00 February 28th, 2022|Backups Posts, Partners, Veeam|0 Comments

vCenter 6.7 upgrade 7.0 Lifecycle Manager not starting

When I upgraded one of my vCenter 6.7 to vCenter 7.0, I got a strange error on Lifecycle Manager. The error was; a status 404 vCenter compliance. Somehow the VMware Update Manager DB from the previous vCenter did not migrate properly to the new vCenter 7.0 Lifecycle Manager. We need to erase the Lifecycle Manager [...]

By | 2022-02-17T11:59:10+01:00 February 17th, 2022|VMware Posts, vSphere|0 Comments