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Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources. Virtualization is usually the creation of a system that executes separate from the underlying hardware resources, or the creation of an entire desktop for systems located elsewhere, similar to thin clients.

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400TB Disaggregate Cluster
Herein one will find an aggregate of some of my experience building and deploying virtualization stacks both in standalone, clustered Hyper-V, clustered Hyper-V with a Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) backend, and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
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[Webinar On Demand] Database Backup and Recovery
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[Webinar On Demand] Database Backup and Recovery

Does your company store data on premises, off site, in the cloud, or a combination of these? If you answered “yes”, you need a data backup recovery plan that fits each and every platform. Watch now as as Percona teaches us how to build agile data backup recovery plan.

In this article will go through how to backup a vPostgres DB from a broken vCenter Appliance and restore to a new vCenter Appliance.
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This article will explain How to fix Broken backup chain in Veeam Backup & Replication.
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August and September have been big months for VMware—from VMworld last month to our new Course of the Month in VMware Professional - Data Center Virtualization. We reached out to Andrew Hancock, resident VMware vExpert, to have a more in-depth discussion about the growth of this field.
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The ultimate Citrix XenDesktop 7.x internals cheat sheet!
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down and start your ENTIRE Citrix environment.
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Giving access to ESXi shell console is always an issue for IT departments to other Teams, or Projects. We need to find a way so that teams can use ESXTOP for their POCs, or tests without giving them the access to ESXi host shell console with a root account.
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ONPAGE AND LOG.IZ
A look into Log Analysis and Effective Critical Alerting.
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If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
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Lab Topology
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
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by:PriteshW
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Good Article, setup on my lab and works well.
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Veeam Endpoint Recovery
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
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by:Virtu Man
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I will try this product on a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 soon and let you know the result.
By the way are you aware on a upgrade of this product to version 2. It should be released till the end of April 2017 and it seems you can do an export to VMDK (even for those who are interested, Directly on HYPER V VM).

https://www.veeam.com/blog/veeam-agent-windows-public-beta-available.html

Shame it's not released yet...
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Is your company's data protection keeping pace with virtualization? Here are 7 dynamic ways to adapt to rapid breakthroughs in technology.
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Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and use cases of email backups.
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Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
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Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
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Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
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When we have a dead host and we lose all connections to the ESXi, and we need to find a way to move all VMs from that dead ESXi host.
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This is an issue that we can get adding / removing permissions in the vCSA 6.0. We can also have issues searching for users / groups in the AD (using your identify sources). This is how one of the ways to handle this issues and fix it.
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It Is not possible to enable LLDP in vSwitch(at least is not supported by VMware), so in this article we will enable this, and also go trough how to enabled CDP and how to get this information in vSwitches and also in vDS.
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi,

I have more articles waiting to be approved.

I will change the images, but this "new" tool to write articles is not very good.
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David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona.

Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
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Hi Ryan,

Thanks for your message.  I'll flesh it out a bit and then submit it again.

I have a related question:  If I have a topic/article/post that I only want to post to the Paessler Topics page, does it still go through independent review?  I tagged "paessler" on several articles, but haven't been asked to review or approve them.  Who decides what can appear on our topics page?

(um, to avoid confusion, yes, I'd like to post this article to several topics, after it meets the requirements for an article.  My question is more a hypothetical one, in case I have things to post only to the Paessler topics page at some point).

Thanks for your help!

Kimberley
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Deduplication
VM backup deduplication is a method of reducing the amount of storage space needed to save VM backups. In most organizations, VMs contain many duplicate copies of data, such as VMs deployed from the same template, VMs with the same OS, or VMs that have some (semi) identical files (database entries,
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SAN_Iji
This article is an update and follow-up of my previous article:   Storage 101: common concepts in the IT enterprise storage

This time, I expand on more frequently used storage concepts.
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by:Kyle Santos
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Great job!
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Thanks for publishing such a great article here Carlos !
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Create your own, high-performance VM backup appliance by installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication directly onto a Synology NAS!
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Hi Anna,

What about QNAP NAS ?
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by:Anna Zvizda
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Hello, ITSystemEngineer.

The most of this integration is already done. We're just waiting for QNAP team to fully migrate their QTS to 64-bit architecture. According to QNAP, the migration should happen with the next QTS release.

Best regards.
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VMware Update Manager(VUM) “error code: 15” during ESXi 6.0 Remediate update in VUM operation
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This is similar to the error described in my previous Article, but with a different source problem and a different solution. When trying to scan and stage the ESXi 6.0 updates using VMware Update Manager, we can get "error code 90"
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by:Kenneth Bolt
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Does this copy affect the running VMs ?
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by:Peter Navarro
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Worked perfectly.
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For Backups Guest OS files and indexing(and application awareness), Veeam needs Admin rights in Guest OS(Windows and Linux). In Windows a Domain Administrator account, and in Linux root access to perform this type of Backups and also Restore.
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Virtualization

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Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources. Virtualization is usually the creation of a system that executes separate from the underlying hardware resources, or the creation of an entire desktop for systems located elsewhere, similar to thin clients.