Note to myself and my (finished) VCAP5-DCD exam experience

Reading Time: 6 minutes One of my objectives for this year is to pass the VCAP5-DCD exam and get certified in data center design. Seeing that the year is almost finished I have to put some actions to my words. I already did that by the way, I followed the VMware vSphere Design Workshop earlier this year (so preparations … Continue reading »Note to myself and my (finished) VCAP5-DCD exam experience

Evaluations – Veeam ONE v7

Reading Time: 5 minutes A few blog post back I did a evaluation of Veeam Backup and Replication v7 (read it at https://www.pascalswereld.nl/2013/09/10/eval-veeam-backup-replication-v7/). A logical step from a backup and replication solution is a management solution to manage your back-up and replication and monitor your virtual infrastructure from one solution. Veeam has the Veeam ONE product for that. Veeam … Continue reading »Evaluations – Veeam ONE v7

VMware vCloud Director – the what and evalution

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last week I was asked about vCloud Director. I haven’t worked with vCloud Director the last couple of projects (single users of their private infrastructure). I thought I can use this question to buff up my vCloud Director skills, update my lab to 5.5 and do a blog post in one. vCloud director, what’s that? … Continue reading »VMware vCloud Director – the what and evalution

Exchange DAG Rebuilding steps and a little DAG architecture

Reading Time: 5 minutes At a customers site I was called in to do a Exchange health check and some troubleshooting. As I have not previously added Exchange content to this blog, I thought on doing a note experience and new blog post in once. Situation The environment is a two site data center where site A is active/primary and site … Continue reading »Exchange DAG Rebuilding steps and a little DAG architecture

VMware vSphere Auto Deploy and the GUI fling

Reading Time: 6 minutes As in my earlier IO Analyzer blog post, flings in VMware labs are an excellent place for very useful tools and extra’s for your VMware environment. You can find the VMware flings page at http://labs.vmware.com/flings/. One of the flings I want to blog about is the Auto Deploy GUI. This fling is a front end graphical … Continue reading »VMware vSphere Auto Deploy and the GUI fling

Evaluations – Veeam Backup and Replication version 7- What and Installation.

Reading Time: 4 minutes And now for something completely different… Well different, still has to do with a virtual infrastructure. Evaluating the version 7 of Veeam Backup and Replication. What is Veeam Backup and replication? Veeam Backup and replication is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for virtual infrastructures. It supports virtual infrastructures from VMware or Hyper-V. It brings … Continue reading »Evaluations – Veeam Backup and Replication version 7- What and Installation.

Dissecting vSphere – Data protection

Reading Time: 3 minutes An important part of a business continuity and disaster recovery plans are the ways to protect your organisation data. A way to do this is to have a back-up and recovery solution in place. This solution should be able to get your organization back in to production with the set RPO/RTO’s. The solution needs to … Continue reading »Dissecting vSphere – Data protection

Dissecting vSphere 5.5 Enhancements – HA improvement and App HA

Reading Time: 4 minutes With the introduction of vSphere 5.5 there are two mayor HA improvements announced: – vSphere App HA, on the Intarweb also known as App aware HA; High Availability at the application layer. – vSphere HA detecting VM antiaffinity rules. I’ll start with the latter. HA detecting VM Anti-affinty rules With vSphere DRS… Hey wait isn’t … Continue reading »Dissecting vSphere 5.5 Enhancements – HA improvement and App HA