In the last post we walked through the pretty basic way of getting our physical and virtual environment ready for our Kubernetes cluster Kubernetes Cluster At this stage we just have 3 virtual machines running Ubuntu on a flat layer 2 network. Now things get a little more interesting, in one of the last steps of part 1 we touched on installing kubeadm and this is where I am going to focus my installation and configuration, however you can use the more challenging approach and build out from scratch. Kubernetes the Hard Way on Bare Metal, Oahcran Kubernetes the Hard Way, Kelsey Hightower What isRead More →

Veeam Backup & Replication introduces another new agent. This time it is the agent for MacOS. I had my 2013 MacBook Pro kicking about and thought why wouldn’t you add this to the home Veeam Backup & Replication server. The first thing to mention is that this is not a standalone agent this requires Veeam Backup & Replication or from a service provider perspective the Veeam Service Provider Console. There is also the ability to leverage MDM servers to deploy the package. Preparing the Agent for MacOS First up we need to get the package files to install locally on our MacBook Pro. Give yourRead More →

Building out a new lab or refreshing your lab is tedious and a job nobody really wants to do, I have long been a fan of infrastructure as code and automation and we have had various projects where we have done similar things and highlighted this in some of our community speaking sessions and hopefully helped people. Now I am also not saying this is the right way but in my lab situation I wanted something I could easily automate the spinning up and down of my Veeam environment for testing, this really came about with the latest release of Veeam Backup & Replication v11Read More →

It might just be me, but in everything where I am putting content together or using data that means something that is useful to me I automatically think about what happens if I lose it, can I withstand to lose that or is it important that I need a backup? This weekend I fully transitioned over to using Notion for my note taking app but it also is or can be used as an “All in One workspace” it also has a lot of team collaboration benefits but the first and foremost goal for me was to have a single place that I could storeRead More →

First up you should head to the windows store to download the latest Windows Terminal Once installed open your new Windows Terminal and head straight to Settings This is going to open a .json file with the configuration settings, when you first install you will not see this block of configuration under defaults but this is what gives you the ability to add a background image / logo to your terminal session. The code is following, this will enable this same theme (image) over PowerShell, Command Prompt and Azure Cloud Shell.         “defaults”:         {             // Put settings here that you want to apply to all profiles.             “backgroundImage” : “C:\\Users\\micha\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_8wekyb3d8bbwe\\RoamingState\\black-on-green.png”,             “backgroundImageOpacity” : 0.75,             “backgroundImageStretchMode” : “fill”   If you then want to customise theRead More →

This release gives Veeam the ability to protect workloads natively across the trifecta of the public clouds, Microsoft Azure, AWS and now Google Cloud Platform or GCP. This version 1 of the product gives you the ability to protect your GCP compute instances leveraging cloud-native snapshots and backups to Google Cloud Storage which in turn gives you the ability to restore those virtual machines back into GCP. With the upcoming release of Veeam Backup & Replication v11 and the addition of a third external repository option which is the object storage where Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Platform writes its backups to this enables forRead More →

Well 2020, and I hope in years to come I can come back here and reflect on some of the positives that the year had for me personally. In a year where globally we were constrained to our home offices, missing major tech conferences across the globe and that well sought out interaction with other introvert type people, the show went on and we were able to at least finish the year at least it seems personally unscathed. However, there is still a long road to get down where we will see mass scale vaccinations rolled out and then who knows what the new normalRead More →

A lot of my content this year has been associated to Microsoft Azure and Office 365, and with speaking to customers I quickly found out there is so much that we actually do with Microsoft that we know about maybe within Veeam but the list is so long maybe not everyone does have that information. This post might turn out to be long, but I fully intend to just link back to material already out there in the wild to make things more condensed. Azure Marketplace For those familiar and using the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, it is a good place to start when looking forRead More →

I had to put this short little guide together today to help a customer migrating from one location to another so thought it would be useful or helpful to jot it down here also. If you are looking to export or import NAS backups from one Veeam Backup & Replication server or Veeam Backup Repository to another then follow these steps. Add storage with moved NAS Backups as a Veeam Repository and select “[X] Search the repository for existing backups and import them automatically” at the Review step of New Repository wizard.NAS Backups will get imported and be accessible under Home -> Backups -> Disk(Imported) for restoreRead More →