Backup ESXi with Veeam

Backup Esxi with Veeam

The backup of an ESXi can be performed using different mode.

  • Direct storage access mode
  • Virtual appliance mode
  • Network mode
Less efficient than Direct storage access mode, Virtual appliance mode offers better performance than Network mode. It is recommended to use this mode in case the proxy backup role is assigned to a VM. With the Virtual appliance mode, Veeam use VMware SCSI HotAdd capability for attaching device to a VM while the VM is running. Thus, during the backup, the disks of the virtual machine are attached to the backup proxy. The data is written directly (for backup) or recovered (for recovery) from the data store. This avoids the use of the network, which is much more expensive in terms of resources. Continue reading

Upgrade ESXi version

Upgrade ESWi Version

After the installation of your ESXi and after many years of use, it is important and necessary to upgrade the version. This upgrade allows the use of new features but also the correction of possible bugs. These operations are performed through the command line. First download putty, use this URL for download tools :
Link for Putty
Install and execute putty, enter host name or Ip Address.Before you connect, you need activate SSH on your ESXi Continue reading

Cumulative update for Veeam For Office 365

Cumulative patch KB2765

Veeam released a few months ago a cumulative patch for Veeam For Office 365. KB ID KB2765 applies to Veeeam version 2 for Office 365. Before installing this patch, it’s necessary to check the version of VOB (Veeam for Office 365). The version must be equal to 2.0.0.567 . The version check can be performed by clicking on Help and then on About in the Veeam for Office 365 console.

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Self-signed certificates issue

Self-signed certificates issue

Veeam reported a bug with the self-signed certificates. Generated during installation, it is used by the backup infrastructure to secure the communication.

Note that the certificate is valid for one year. Following the installation of Update 3, abnormal behavior occurs when opening the Veeam Backup console.

Eleven months after the installation of update 3, an error message appears when the console is opened. You receive Failed to check certificate expiration date error message. If this message is ignored, the Veeam features are interrupted and Agent management and granular restores fail.

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Veeam PN for Azure

Veeam PN for Azure

This solution is a free solution at Veeam. It brings new features to the Veeam solution by allowing restoration in Azure or creation of a VPN connection. It can be used for the following purposes :

  • Create site-to-site VPN betweeen company office and Microsoft Azure to connect VM restored in Azure
  • Create point-to-site VPN between remote computers and Microsoft Azure to connect VM restored in Azure
  • Allow connection to the corporate network to a remote user via Microsoft Azure

Azure PN use Open VPN technology to connect Azure network and company network.
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