vCloud Director Tenant Backup Portal using Veeam Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4

As promised in my previous post Veeam Enterprise Manager Update 4 here is how you can use the product as a multi-tenant backup portal for vCloud Director. First we need to go to our Veeam Backup & Replication Server and connect to our vCloud Director Instance. You can do this Continue Reading

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Veeam Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4

Enterprise Manager is a great product to help manage multiple Veeam Backup and Replication Deployments from one location. I want to walk through deploying and setting up the latest version of Veeam Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4 which will give you a good overview of the interface. Some of the Continue Reading

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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4 – Whats New and Cloud Connect Setup Guide

Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 4 RTM has finally been released and like most of you I have been hanging out to give the new feature set a trial run. One item in particular has really caught my attention and that is the ability to allow tenants to DR Continue Reading

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vCenter 6.5 Windows Server to vCenter 6.7 Appliance Migration Guide

For those of you out there running a windows based vCenter 6.5 Server I thought I would put together a guide to help you with your migration to the vCenter 6.7 Appliance. The following post will walk you through migrating your Windows based Platform Services Controller and vCenter Server to Continue Reading

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vCenter 6.7 Server Appliance – Install Guide

I thought I would take it back to basics for this next post. Getting vCenter installed is a must do job for most IT Admins out there so below is a an install guide for the vCenter 6.7 Appliance. This will also help us build a foundation for some future Continue Reading

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Veeam Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4 – How to modify the default theme

In a previous post I walked you through how to modify the default theme of Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 3. Recently I upgraded to Enterprise Manager 9.5 Update 4 and the portal itself looks a whole lot better. The only downside is that it set all of my theme changes Continue Reading

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Veeam Cloud Connect – Connecting to a Service Provider

Veeam Cloud Connect is a great way to extend your Company backups to a secondary site hosted by your local Service Provider. You can even do away with rotating tapes and configure backup copy jobs to a Cloud Connect Repository instead. There is no need for a VPN or to Continue Reading

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Migrating your vCloud Director 9.5 SQL Database to PostgreSQL

Before you start the migration its a good idea to snapshot the vCloud Director cells and manually backup the SQL database. Next you need to stop the vCloud Director services. You do this by connecting to each cell via SSH and running the following command. Service vmware-vcd stop Next we Continue Reading

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PostgreSQL Deployment for use with vCloud Director

A quick guide on how to install PostgreSQL 10 on Centos 7. vCloud Director 9.5 officially supports PostgreSQL 10 and I thought I would setup a new database server to migrate my existing vCloud SQL database over too. VMware recommends the database server is built with 16 GB of memory, Continue Reading

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Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade – Part 3

Now that the UCS Manager Infrastructure Components are complete we need to move over to the HX Data Platform. The next step is to go through the manual bootstrap upgrade process. The following steps will upgrade the HX Data Platform and the Data Platform plug-in. Open WinSCP and connect to Continue Reading

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