Veeam Backup Service Fails to Start – AKA How I broke my lab this time…

It feels like everyone is always trying so hard to be perfect, I’m certainly not! But I’m happy to learn from and share my mistakes. I was messing about recently with Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator and made some changes to my lab, and all was fine when I shut down. A few days later I… Continue reading Veeam Backup Service Fails to Start – AKA How I broke my lab this time…

Veeam Legend Experience – Year One Review

As the Veeam Legend 2022 intake is only a couple of months away, I wanted to share my experience and views on the Veeam Legend program, and help those considering it, whether it’s right for them. Today I’ll give a brief overview of the Veeam Legend program in case you’re not familiar and then I’ll… Continue reading Veeam Legend Experience – Year One Review

Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

After my last post highlighting the Veeam software that reaches end of support in 2022, I wanted to expand this further and discuss software that Veeam works with that will be approaching end of life in 2022. Why does this matter when I’m just trying to protect the data? Times change, and software changes with… Continue reading Veeam Supported Products Reaching End of Life in 2022

VMware Log4j Vulnerabilities Confirmed

I don’t often dedicate a blog post to a particular security vulnerability, but since it has scored a perfect 10 CVE rating, it’s important to be aware ASAP. VMware have identified multiple products that utilise the Apache technology that are vulnerable to the Log4j vulnerability. What is this “Log4j” vulnerability? A Remote Code Execution (RCE)… Continue reading VMware Log4j Vulnerabilities Confirmed

Veeam Products End of Support Reminder – 2022

Just a quick reminder to everyone that all good things must end at some point. The following products will no longer be supported by Veeam from the 1st January 2022. Veeam Backup & Replication 9.x Veeam ONE 9.x Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator 2.0 (Formerly known as Veeam Availability Orchestrator) Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v3… Continue reading Veeam Products End of Support Reminder – 2022

Microsoft Teams Direct Routing & Audiocodes SBCs – Replaces Header

Microsoft have recently announced MC299922, aka “Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have ‘Replaces’ headers”. The timescale is fairly aggressive as from the 3rd January 2022, Microsoft will start updating their platform to reject SIP requests that have ‘Replaces’ headers. Works are expected to be completed by mid-January 2022, and this is going… Continue reading Microsoft Teams Direct Routing & Audiocodes SBCs – Replaces Header

Personal Project: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Apple Macbook Pro 2011 with Failed AMD GPU

This is just a personal note of what I did to get my Macbook Pro Late 2011 with failed/failing AMD GPU to boot Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, hopefully it helps someone. Prerequisites You will need: 1x Macbook Pro (obviously!) 1x USB 1x Machine capable of creating a Live CD onto your USB of Ubuntu Overview: Did… Continue reading Personal Project: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Apple Macbook Pro 2011 with Failed AMD GPU

Quick Tip: How to fix camera flickering in Microsoft Teams

For the last 18+ months, there’s been a huge increase in the number of video calls (apparently something to do with a pandemic?). For some people this has caused them a huge amount of frustration if they’re near a source of LED lighting, as it appears on camera as a flicker, this can become even… Continue reading Quick Tip: How to fix camera flickering in Microsoft Teams