Veritas NetBackup 8.0 is GA - my favourite features.

Veritas released a new version of their core product - NetBackup 8.0. This version provides some interesting features. Let's see what NetBackup introduces for VMware šŸ˜‰ NetBackup Virtual Appliance for Remote Office - this is a virtual machine (provided as a ova file) that can be used to backup data in ROBO. The virtual machine must be Master/Mediaā€¦ Read More »

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VMware NSX Endpoint - preparing for antivirus protection

As I already mentioned, since NSX 6.2.3, all vSphere customers with Essential Plus or higher can use NSX Edpoint for antivirus offloaded protection. When you deploy NSX Manager and register it to vCenter, you can find a "NSX for vShield Endpoint" license in the vCenter license inventory: vShield Manager was EOL in September this year so migration (upgradeā€¦ Read More »

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VMware vSphere 6.5 announced - my favourite features

This week, during VMworld in Barcelona, vSphere 6.5 was announced with cool features which most of them I could test during beta, however now I can write about it. vCenter Appliance redesigned and highly available with VUM integrated vSphere 6.5 provides a lot of new things of vCenter Appliance. At first, VCSA 6.5 runs on VMware Photon OS.ā€¦ Read More »

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VMs are houses, containers are apartments!

A couple of weeks ago I had occassion to be a delegate at DockerCon 2016, held in Seattle, USA. To be honest I hadn't had much experience with Docker before so I was so excited to be able to study new things. Recently, I have spent some time on Docker and this post begins a series about thisā€¦ Read More »

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How to add correctly the second NIC to VDP appliance?

In this post I would like to show how to add the second (or more) network card (NIC) to the vSphere Data Protection (VDP) appliance. This solution is a robust, simple to deploy, disk-based backup and recovery solution based on EMC Avamar technology. VDP is fully integrated with the VMware vCenter Server and enables centralizedĀ  management of backupā€¦ Read More »

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How to limit (restrict) access to VMware DVS port group?

This is a short post about small issue that I faced in our lab. I created two DVS port group named: LAB and Storage, however the second one is used just for NFS storage. Unfortunately DVS requires a port group for VMkernel (it is not necessary in VSS) so the port group is visible for VMs - itā€¦ Read More »

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