Technical blog about Virtualization and system engineering

Preview: Veeam Endpoint Backup integration with Veeam Backup & Replication

Last friday Veeam announced the RC for Veeam Endpoint Backup and with it also the integration towards Veeam Backup & Replication v8. The video below demonstrates how easy it is to backup any endpoint computer towards the Veeam Backup repository and afterwards export the backup to a VMDK and use it with a virtual machine. […]

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New whitepaper: Getting the best availability for Microsoft Exchange with Veeam

As a follow-up to a series of webinars based on Exchange 2013 (Get started with Microsoft Exchange 2013), Veeam now published the whitepaper. This whitepaper has a bit more focus on the Veeam part and how to get the best availability for your Exchange infrastructure. This whitepaper is written by my Veeam colleague Johan Huttenga […]

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Veeam Availability Suite v8 released: what’s in it for you?

The Veeam Availability Suite v8 (Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam One combined) is finally here. We have been giving hints about features for the past months and these are now available for you to use and improve your environment and increase availability! Veeam Backup & Replication v8 also includes a workaround for the recent […]

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How a legacy application can kill your Always-On Business dream

The title of this blogpost may be a rough choice but it feeds my current thoughts on the current model of the Always-On Business. Lately I have been meeting a lot of people around protecting their business data and helping them to achieve the Always-On Business. Something that I do notice is that a lot […]


Patch 4 for Veeam Backup & Replication 7 released!

Veeam released the fourth patch for Veeam Backup & Replication 7 (build number: This patch can be obtained via patch adds support for VMware Virtual SAN (vSAN) and Microsoft SQL 2014! New Features and Enhancements VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) In addition to adding basic support (as provided by other vendors), the intelligent load-balancing […]

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Book review: Learning Veeam Backup and Replication for VMware vSphere

Christian Mohn wrote a book which will help you get started with Veeam Backup & Replication v7. The book is about 110 pages and contains 5 chapters. Introduction to Veeam Backup & Replication v7 for VMware Configuring Backups Restoring Data Replicating Virtual Machines Other Feature Introduction to Veeam Backup & Replication v7 for VMware This […]

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2014 vExperts Announced!

Fresh from the press! The vExpert 2014 results are in. Corey Romero made a new VMTN blog post announcing the vExperts for 2014. I am honoured to be on the list again this year. This is a great community full with experts and VMware fanatics. Each in their own way, either they work for VMware […]

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Veeam Explorer for Active Directory BETA is now available

Veeam just announced the public beta for Veeam Explorer for Active Directory (VEAD). Veeam is working on the next B&R release (v8) for a while now and even though there is nothing public known about any of the new features this is a first ‘small’ announcement. The Veeam Explorer family is growing once more. Veeam […]

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Sending Veeam One Alarm Notifications using Prowl

I received a question from a customer last week if it was possible to send “Prowl” notifications or text messages using Veeam One by default. Now by default there is no Prowl or text message option but we support 3 things you can do with an alarm: Send email notification Send SNMP trap Run script […]

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RVTools 3.6 released

What is RVTools? RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with vCenter 2.5, ESX(i) Server 3.x, ESX(i) Server 4.x, vCenter 4.x, ESXi Server 5.x and vCenter 5.x. RVTools is able to list information about VMs, CPU, Memory, Disks, Partitions, […]

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