Month: June 2016

Veeam Agent For Linux beta – Notification script

So you’ve gone ahead and started to test out the new Veeam Agent for Linux beta in your environment – finally, a Veeam solution to those physical Linux servers that seem to always hang around in the datacenter!  Wait, if you haven’t check my post on it here and sign up for the official beta here.   Anways we can schedule our jobs – that’s great, but there is only one problem – we currently don’t have any way of reporting on the success of failure of the jobs. Now this is only a beta and we don’t know what a full version of this will look like – so I don’t want to go ahead and say that this is something the application is lacking as it could be baked in with a future build – but for now let me show you my workaround – how I scripted the ability to report on success of my jobs. First up, don’t schedule your backup jobs within the VAL gui – Leave the ‘Run the job automatically’ unchecked while you are setting up your job as we have below.  Instead, we will write a script that will first kick off the job for us, then store the session id variable so we can later send an email on its success.   We will create our own cron entry to...

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Linux just got a whole lot Veeamier!

Some of the biggest news coming out of VeeamON 2015 was based around yet another new free product from Veeam – this time, tackling the Linux market with what was then dubbed to be called Veeam Backup for Linux.  You can read about my thoughts around the product when it was announced here – or all of my coverage from VeeamON here.  That said VeeamON is all in the past, and my predictions for Veeam Backup for Linux at the time were, well, let’s just say mostly incorrect 🙂 A new name – A new beta Fast forward to present day and we now have a new name for the product – the newly renamed Veeam Agent for Linux has also been released into a public beta!  So if you fancy yourself some tab-completed, neck-bearded, command-line, bash-junky veeamy goodness you can go ahead and sign up for the beta yourself!  The bits will be handed out in a first come first-serve manner so I suggest you stop reading this and go ahead and sign up (and then come back of course :)) So what are we looking at? To kick things off we have support for both Debian and RedHat based Linux distributions.  In true Veeam fashion of trying to make things as easy as possible there is now running any “make” or “install” craziness – the product simply comes shipped...

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Infinio leveraging VAIO with Accelerator 3.0

Just this past Monday Infinio announced the general availability of the third iteration of their performance enhancing software, Accelerator 3.0.  If you haven’t heard of Infinio I would certainly recommend checking them out – They are one of really only a few companies providing true server-side caching for virtual machines.  On a side note one interesting fact about Infinio is that they actually came out of stealth during a Tech Field Day presentation – a pretty cool entry if you ask me! Accelerator 3.0 marks the third major release from Infinio since they entered the market in 2013 –...

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Want to try VVOLs? How about StarWind?

One of the biggest features that was included within vSphere 6.0 has to be that of Virtual Volumes (VVOLs).  VMware had been talking up VVOLs as far back as VMworld 2011, since then pushing out 4 new releases of vSphere – but it wasn’t until February of 2015 when VMware announced vSphere 6 that they could finally say that VVOL support has arrived. The hype around VVOLs is validated – To put it bluntly they simplify the life of the vSphere Administrator.  Instead of engaging the storage team to deploy LUNs and datastores the vSphere Administrator can simply now...

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