News

New Veeam Backup Management Suite 6.5

Veeam is introducing  New Veeam Backup Management Suite 6.5 for even more proficient data protection and virtualization management! Let’s take a look at some key features. Comprehensive data protection and virtualization management Veeam Backup Management Suite is a powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solution for VMware and Hyper-V environments of all sizes. Combining Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE in a single integrated solution, Veeam Backup Management Suite protects your investment in virtualization, increases administrator productivity […]

vCenter

Calculating Percentage of Cluster Resources Admission Control Policy for an unbalanced vSphere 5.x cluster

I’ve been working lately on a project for one of our customers and one of the requirements was to reuse as much hardware as possible. This led of course to a HA/DRS cluster configuration with hosts with different memory and CPU sizes. As you probably all know this will lead to an unbalanced cluster. I’ve done some research about unbalanced clusters but beside the VMware vSphere 5.1 Clustering Deepdive by Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman there wasn’t much info […]

Site Recovery Manager

Upgrading VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager from 5.0 to 5.1

A little while ago VMware released vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1 together with other products and vCloud Suite. Here is a quick summary of “What’s new in SRM 5.1” and the new improvements. SRM 5.1 supports reprotect and failback with vSphere Replication. Previously, you could only perform reprotect and failback on array-based protection groups. In SRM 5.1 you can perform reprotect and failback on vSphere Replication protection groups. The SRM Server in SRM 5.1 is […]

News

Free NFR License from Veeam!

Another great news from our friends at Veeam! If you are a VMware vExpert, VMware Certified Professional (VCP) or VMware Certified Instructor (VCI), you can get a FREE 2-socket NFR license for Veeam Backup & Replication v6 for your home or work lab. Head over to Veeam website to learn more! Cheers! – Marek.Z

ESXi 5.1

VMs on nested ESXi 5.x host will not start after upgrade to ESXi 5.1

Recently I upgraded my physical server to ESXi 5.1 and I have been running different VMs on it without any issues. Unfortunately, when I powered on my whole vCenter Site Recovery Manager infrastructure and tried to power on some x64-bit VMs, I received the following error message.  Checking all the settings didn’t reveal any misconfiguration or what so ever so this has to do with upgrade of my home lab server to ESXi 5.1. I […]