Breaking the Consolidation / Merge Stalemate – For VMware vSphere & Microsoft Hyper-V

If you have snapshots or checkpoints that won’t consolidate or merge, you have a painful situation, once you notice! If you don’t notice, you’ve got a disaster approaching. Learn how to break the stalemate of stuck snapshots/checkpoints and how to monitor for these in this blog post!

Microsoft Exchange Server vNext Delayed – New Details Available

In 2020, Microsoft announced the vNext editions of their popular SharePoint, Skype for Business, Project, and Exchange Server applications, due for release in the second half of 2021. However, as of the time of publication, only SharePoint and Project Server Subscription Editions are available. The other products have had their delays greeted with a wall… Continue reading Microsoft Exchange Server vNext Delayed – New Details Available

In The Lab With: Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator – Unable to use ‘Prepare DC for DataLab’

A quick post from myself today, I was configuring a DataLabs test environment and couldn’t find where the ‘Prepare DC for DataLab’ step was. Read on for more information on where it is and what it’s used for.

Backups, Trust, Boundaries, and Cloud Security Considerations in 2022

Cloud adoption continues to increase as organisations are either taking their first steps into the cloud, or progressing their IT strategies, whether it’s a full cloud migration, multi-cloud or delivering a hybrid architecture. A great workload to leverage the cloud has been as a backup repository. By using the cloud, we can meet multiple improvements… Continue reading Backups, Trust, Boundaries, and Cloud Security Considerations in 2022

VeeamON 2022 Website is Live!

Yep, it’s happening! VeeamON 2022 is fast approaching! Let’s get straight down to business: When? 16-19th May 2022 What’s going to be there? All the latest news and insights from Veeam. Whether you want to know about what’s coming in v12, how to protect modern cloud workloads such as AWS/Azure/GCP, Kubernetes or SaaS solutions such as… Continue reading VeeamON 2022 Website is Live!

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 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

Upgrading CPLD on a Dell PowerSwitch N20xx/30xx/40xx-Series Switch Stack

Hi, Just a quick one from me today, detailing the steps required to upgrade the CPLD against a Dell switch stack. I’ve seen all too often that customers have got issues with their switch stacks that are caused by CPLD version mismatch, such as ports not working intermittently on all but specific switches. To remind… Continue reading Upgrading CPLD on a Dell PowerSwitch N20xx/30xx/40xx-Series Switch Stack

Database Considerations: Veeam Backup & Replication / Veeam ONE on Windows Server 2022 – Part One

Veeam v11a is now available in RTM, bringing support for Windows Server 2022 amongst its many other features. If you’re planning a new deployment however, you’ll want to read on…

Skype for Business Server 2015 CU12 Released – Important Changes & Prerequisite Troubleshooting

Microsoft have released the CU12 cumulative update for Skype for Business Server 2015, and with it, some huge changes. In addition to the usual bug fixing, they’ve also taken the stance that they won’t be investing any further effort into the Skype for Business Online PowerShell module, instead you MUST use the Microsoft Teams PowerShell… Continue reading Skype for Business Server 2015 CU12 Released – Important Changes & Prerequisite Troubleshooting