In recent years, On-Demand Labs have become an important part in our IT industry to train employees but also to run customer demos and get hands-on experience. One of the most innovative and capable On-Demand Labs is Cisco’s dCloud.

Cisco dCloud is a huge catalog of demos, trainings and sandboxes for every Cisco architecture that are fully scripted. The customizable environments are available almost instantly in the cloud. It’s very easy to work with and to get started all you need is a Cisco account.

That’s why I’m more than happy to let you know that as of mid-November we
provide you a with full hands-on experience of our Veeam Availability Platform and the integration in Cisco HyperFlex as part of Cisco dCloud. There are two different labs available to you:

Veeam Demo Lab

This demo is used to demonstrate our integration into Cisco HyperFlex and different backup/recovery scenarios:

  1. Introduction to Veeam
  2. HyperFlex Integration
  3. Backup HyperFlex VMs
  4. Restore VMs in a HyperFlex Cluster

Veeam installation and configuration lab

This lab can be used to perform a full installation, configuration and integration of Veeam into the HyperFlex environment. Furthermore, it guides you through the backup, recovery and replication scenarios:

  1. Install Veeam Backup & Replication
  2. Add Cisco HyperFlex Storage to Veeam
  3. Perform a Backup
  4. Perform a Restore
  5. VM Replication

The labs are globally available and can be accessed with your Cisco login. Here are some of the components available for you:

  • Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform 2.5 (Simulator)
  • Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2 (Windows Server 2016)
  • UCS Director 6.0 (Emulator)
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2012 (Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • SQL Server 2016 (Windows Server 2016)

Let us know about your experience using Veeam and its integration with HyperFlex in Cisco’s dCloud in the comment section down below.

Read more:

Read the “Cisco HyperFlex with Veeam Availability Suite” validated design guide

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