VMworld 2014 Europe – Recap

Just like previous year, thanks to VMware, I was fortunate to visit VMworld Europe this year! 🙂 My thanks for that! Now I am back home, it is time for a small recap of the event. Labs Since I am not allowed to enter the TAM or Partner Day, I went for the Hands On Labs (HOL) which is of course also available to you all for free if you follow this link (the sessions […]

Veeam Endpoint Backup

News: Veeam Announces Endpoint Backup FREE!

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is Veeam’s new backup solution for Windows-based computers (desktops & laptops) running Windows 7 and higher as well as Windows Server 2008 and higher. It is a standalone product and is not part of Veeam Backup & Replication nor the Veeam Availability Suite. This is clearly big news, and you may have a number of questions on what this new product is. Here are some FAQ on this announcement: What is […]


Remote Desktop Manager 10 released!

Devolutions announced a few days ago that the much-anticipated version 10 of its flagship product Remote Desktop Manager is now available for immediate download! First introduced in 2010, Remote Desktop Manager is an all-in-one remote connection, password and credential management platform that is trusted by more than 200,000 IT pros in over 100 countries. Version 10 features several additions and enhancements, with the most notable being: An intuitive and streamlined new interface that is more […]

How To

Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8

Some time ago VMware announced vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 at VMworld U.S. which I covered in my previous blog post. Now that the binaries are available, let’s have a look on how to upgrade vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.8. Before you begin make sure you read and check the following: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Release Notes Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration Guide (especially chapter 6 – Upgrading Site Recovery […]

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Upgrading vSphere Replication to version 5.8

According to the vSphere Replication version 5.8 release notes, you cannot upgrade vSphere Replication from version 5.5.x or 5.6 to version 5.8 by using the vSphere Update Manager or the VMware Update Repository from the VAMI of the vSphere Replication Appliance. To upgrade your vSphere Replication Appliance to version 5.8 you must use a ISO image that is provided by VMware and manually update the appliance. This said, here is a quick how-to on upgrading […]


Next Stop: VMworld Europe 2014!

VMworld 2014 U.S. is behind us now and we’ve learned a lot about new and upcoming product releases from VMware. It is time to focus on the VMworld 2014 Europe event which will once again take place at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via from 14 to 16 October in Spain, Barcelona. I know from past years that VMware always saves some announcements for Europe so I am looking forward to be there once again. 🙂 […]


vBeers Eindhoven – In Between VMworlds Edition!

This will be the 3rd vBeers in the southern part of the Netherlands, so mark your calendar for this vBeers on Friday the 19th of September 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 “In Between VMworlds” edition, it will be the ideal place […]

VMworld 2014

vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Announced!

As the VMworld 2014 is in a full swing in the U.S. we are getting a lot of news and announcements from VMware and other vendors. One particular announcement that caught my eye is the announcement of vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8. So, what do we know so far? The new release of vCenter Site Recovery Manager delivers next-generation disaster recovery capabilities for vSphere environments.  New capabilities include: 5x the scale of protection – IT organizations can […]