Site Pairing
How To

Back to Basics – SRM – Part 1: Site Pairing

Some time ago I wrote a multi post series on how to install, configure and manage the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, based on a setup in my home lab. The latest release (SRM 5.8) now integrates with the vSphere Web Client and my articles are based on the “classic” vSphere Client. So, I decided to write a series of updates on the past posts. I will skip the preparation and installation part of SRM […]

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Data Protection

How To: vSphere Data Protection – Part 2: Backup & Restore

In the previous part of this mini how to series on vSphere Data Protection, we deployed and configured a VDP appliance. In this post we will take a closer look at the backup and restore process in vSphere Data Protection. Backup Window First, before you configure your backups, you should edit the backup window configuration and set up the maintenance window. The maintenance window is reserved for performing routine VDP maintenance activities such as integrity […]


Mark your agenda! vBeers – Eindhoven, The Netherlands! Friday, 28th of November 2014

This will be the 4th vBeers in the southern part of the Netherlands, so mark your calendar for this vBeers on Friday the 28th of November 2014. It will be an informal event, just to network with other persons in the virtualization industry, have some drinks (and food if you want), share knowledge and just to have some fun! Since this Edition is called the The Winter edition, it will be somewhat colder and we […]

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Data Protection

How To: vSphere Data Protection – Part 1: Installation & Configuration

I have been playing around with different back-up software lately in my lab and I think this is the first time I took a closer look at the vSphere Data Replication (Advanced) and its features and possibilities. So, first let’s see how vSphere Data Protection is defined by VMware. “VMware vSphere Data Protection is a backup and recovery solution from VMware. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and VMware vSphere Web Client, providing […]