VeeamOn Tour Virtual 2017 – Reserve your spot!

Veeam is hosting their VeeamOn Tour Virtual 2017 event on December 5th, and I’ll be part of the panel of bloggers in the Expert Lounge!

Veeam describes the event like this:

The biggest online Availability event in EMEA — VeeamON Tour Virtual 2017 — is once again coming to your desktop! No need to leave your chair — Experience Availability simply by joining us for an ultimate digital journey!

VeeamON Tour Virtual runs from 11 am to 5 pm CET, and offers three separate tracks; Business, Technical and Cloud.

Check out the agenda and sign up for this free event now, find me in the Expert Lounge, and get your Veeam-on

Veeam vCenter Migration Utility

Way back in 2013, I published Preserve your Veeam B&R Backups Jobs when Moving vCenter, outlining how to “cheat” (by using a CNAME alias) to preserve your Veeam Backup & Replication jobs if you replace your VMware vCenter.

Naturally, when there is a new vCenter instance, all the Virtual Machine Managed Object Reference’s (MoRef) change, which makes Veeam Backup & Replication start a new backup/replication chain, since all VMs are treated as new ones. Not ideal by any means, but at least you wouldn’t have to recreate all your jobs.

Veeam has now made a tool available that can map old MoRef’s to new MoRef’s in your backup jobs, in order to keep your incremental chains intact even after replacing your vCenter.  

Check out vCenter Migration Utility!

Veeam Vanguard 2015

veeam_vanguard_logoVeeam has been “silently” working on their own global influencer program, and the inaugural list of Veeam Vanguards was published today. I am thrilled to be selected amongst the first 31 people awarded this title, it’s quite an exclusive list!

So what’s up with the name? Well, here is one of the definitions of vanguard I found:

vanguard
 ˈvanɡɑːd/
 noun
 a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.

Sounds rather fitting if you ask me, at least if that’s the rationale behind it. One other definition I found was the “the foremost part of an advancing army or naval force”, which does sound kind of scary. Anyhow, I’m glad to be considered and even more happy that I was selected among the first batch.

For more details, read Veeam’s announcement, or have a look at the Veeam Vanguard Program profile page (Warning, link does contain pictures).