21 octobre 2013

VMware vSphere 5.x and Windows 2012 possible Data corruption

POSSIBLE DATA CORRUPTION ISSUE, MUST READ! Sorry for starting this way, but this is a big deal, and I wanted to make sure you catch this when scanning through the weekend spam. Apparently, VMware issued a support KB article on this issue a few weeks ago, but it totally flew under the radar (I have not seen a single tweet or blog about this). In short, any data flowing through the VM network stack may get corrupted - including file copies, remote clients interactions with databases, any client-server or multi-tiered apps. The scariest... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2013

Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 7 Upgrade

Yesterday, Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication 7, which contains some significant improvements such as backup to tape, parallel backups (simultaneous backups with the same job), SureBackup for replicas, and more. The full list can be viewed either at http://go.veeam.com/v7 orhttp://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html?ad=men... This article provides a step by step guide for an upgrade from Veeam 6.5 to Veeam 7.  EDIT : I would like to add a Powershell script to change all compression... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2013

Les 7 règles d'or d'un cryptage efficace

Lorsqu'on veut protéger ses données contre tout type de fuite et de piratage, le chiffrement est aujourd'hui l'outil incontournable.  Cependant, un cryptage défaillant peut être pire que l'absence de cryptage car il donne un faux sentiment de sécurité. Voici les 7 règles à suivre. Règle n°1 : Choisir le chiffrement le plus s olide possibleUtiliser les algorithmes qui ont fait leurs preuves et les clés les plus longues possibles. Un cryptage matériel apporte un plus en multipliant par quatre la vitesse de chiffrement. ... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2013

Virtual SAN webinars, make sure to attend!

Interested in Virtual SAN? VMware is organizing various webinars about Virtual SAN in the upcoming weeks. Last week there was an introduction on VSAN, you can watch the recording here. The next one is by no one less than Cormac Hogan. Cormac will talk about how to install and configure Virtual SAN and will discuss various do’s and don’ts. If anyone has a vast experience with running Virtual SAN than it is Cormac, so make sure to attend this webinar upcoming Wednesday the 2nd of October at 08:30 PDT. --> Please... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2013

How to create shared iSCSI storage for ESXi using StarWind’s iSCSI SAN Software

How to create shared iSCSI storage for ESXi using StarWind’s iSCSI SAN Software In my previous post, I mentioned that I use StarWind Software’s iSCSI SAN software to provide iSCSI LUNs for my home lab.  In this post, I’ll document the process to create a simple shared iSCSI LUN setup.  Using that, one can provide as many LUNs as required to an ESXi setup, possibly with multipathing – very useful if one doesn’t have expensive network storage and virtual appliances don’t seen flexible enough.  I should apologise in... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2013

Watch out with Hardware Version 10 in VMware ESXi 5.5!

With VMware ESXi 5.5 and vSphere Hypervisor 5.5  it is possible to upgrade the Virtual Machine to hardware version 10. The vSphere Client cannot  edit settings of VMs that have hardware version 10. When you try to edit a hardware version 10 in the vSphere 5.5 client the following warning appear: You cannot use  the vSphere Client to edit the settings of virtual machines of version 10 or higher…….   To edit settings of a version 10 VM  you need the VMware vSphere Web Client! vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 does... [Lire la suite]
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