Our Enterprise Solutions team has been hard at work in the lab, training to become solutions experts for Veeam Data Protection and Backup tools. Their hard work, dedication and opportunity to train with Veeam’s technical team has earned Lewan the recognition of Gold Partner status in the Veeam ProPartner Program. Congratulations!
Citrix just announced the list of guest presenters for this year’s Citrix Synergy LA and two of our Lewan experts were chosen after going through a rigorous judging process. Only 22 topics were chosen so we are extremely proud and excited to be presenting two of those:
Dynamic user experience, presented by Dan Brinkman User acceptance of virtual desktops, presented by Kenneth Fingerlos
“Citrix Synergy in Los Angeles, May 22-24, stands out as an open, inclusive conference where many different opinions are expressed – not just those of Citrix. In that spirit, we are proud to announce an awesome lineup of guest presenters for Synergy breakout sessions. These speakers – and their subjects – were selected through our Call for Topics program. Each made the cut after a rigorous independent judging process.
The chosen presenters include Citrix customers and partners, Citrix Technology Professionals (CTPs) and industry thought leaders such as analysts and consultants. They will share their unique viewpoints on the latest trends related to mobile workstyles, including enterprise mobility, mobile healthcare access and large-scale workplace transformation. They will focus on important technologies such as provisioning services, virtual desktop storage and cloud operations management.
A number of presenters will share their successes with mobility, cloud, virtualization and networking solutions that are delivering important benefits to their organizations. These real-world case studies are always among the most popular content at Synergy.”
Chethan Kumar has recently updated the Performance Troubleshooting for vSphere 4.1 guide. This is a great asset I use regularly for any client or partner that asks about vSphere performance – especially those working with Tier 1 applications. It is very educational and addresses the most common scenarios clients experience.
“The hugely popular Performance Troubleshooting for VMware vSphere 4 guide is now updated for vSphere 4.1 . This document provides step-by-step approach for troubleshooting most common performance problems in vSphere-based virtual environments. The steps discussed in the document use performance data and charts readily available in the vSphere Client and esxtop to aid the troubleshooting flows. Each performance troubleshooting flow has two parts:
1. How to identify the problem using specific performance counters.
2. Possible causes of the problem and solutions to solve it.”
Configuring NetBackup 7 for VMware backup (using vStorage API)
Configure VMware backup host in Netbackup
right-click on master server, select “Properties”
Add VMware Backup Host
Configure Credentials on vCenter
Create the backup policy for Virtual Machine Backup
The parameters shown are not the default but reflect a configuration that seems to be optimal for test environment. Your mileage may vary.
These specific parameters have been changed from the default Client Name Selection determines how Virtual Machines are identified to Netbackup. VM Display name option matches the VM name as identified in vCenter Transfer type determines how VM data is transfered to Netbackup host. The san option uses Fibre Channel or iSCSI SAN (Note:, LUNs containing VMWare Data Stored must be presented to Netbackup host). The nbd option resorts to a network copy, should the san option fail. Existing snapshot handling, when set to Remove NBU, will remove stray NetBackup snapshots from VMs if encountered but ignore all other snapshots.
Configure remaining backup policy options based on backup windows etc.
If options need to be changed (‘cuz mine didn’t work in your environment ) , change on the policy’s attributes window
I thought this was interesting.. VMware announced Tuesday that they are acquiring Zimbra, makers of the Zimbra Collaboration Suite that is well known for a Linux and Mac OS email server, shared calendar and collaboration software (think Microsoft Exchange but for the Linux & Mac)..
I just stumbled across something which I thought might be more than helpful to a few of us. VMware has a documented issue when upgrading vSphere 4.0 when the HP Insight Manager agents are installed on the host. The short version is that the Insight Manager services must be disabled before attempting to upgrade the host, or the host can be left in an unstable partially upgraded state.