I have read about ransomware attacks, how destructive they could be, how some organizations recovered by paying the ransom and others by restoring from backups. I've also read that some organizations were unable to recover from a ransomware attack and had to close their doors. But these were always stories "out there" and happening to … Continue reading Ransomware Strikes! What Is Your Initial Response?
Overview In my last two posts, we've looked at setting up an N2WS S3 Repository, creating and then restoring files from an External Repository, and then creating backup copy jobs to copy the data in S3 to an on-prem backup repository. In this post, we'll use the external repository to restore an Amazon EC2 instance … Continue reading Veeam/N2WS – Using External Repositories to Restore to Azure
What is an External Repository? Veeam External Repositories provide a means of integrating Veeam with N2WS. But what is an external repository? It's really quite simple. If I may, I'd like to point you to my previous post on which I detailed the steps to configure/enable the Copy to S3 feature of N2WS version 2.4. … Continue reading Veeam/N2WS – Using External Repositories
As you may very well know, one of the new features of ProfileUnity 6.8, is the ability to save and host FlexApp application packages on object-based cloud storage including AWS S3, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. Perhaps this points to a measure of shortsightedness on my part, but this is the feature I was most … Continue reading Deploying FlexApp Packages To/From AWS S3 using ProfileUnity 6.8
After recently completing a ProfileUnity 6.7 to 6.8 upgrade, I received a login message within AWS WorkSpaces that stated, "No ProfileUnity License server defined. Please contact your system administrator." This message, to me, seems expected at some level as the licensing file I obtained from Liquidware for version 6.7 was to be replaced with a … Continue reading No ProfileUnity License Server defined after 6.8 Upgrade
Certifications are a topic that are sure to come up during everyone's career in the IT industry. Whether you are a rookie looking to break into the industry or a veteran who is looking to move into a different type of role, the possibility of getting a certification will weigh heavily in your decision making … Continue reading Are IT certifications worth it?
Recently, I performed an upgrade from N2WS Cloud Protection Manager 2.3 to 2.4. Though I didn't have any issues during the upgrade AND my backups continued to be successful afterward, I received an error when trying to perform an AWS permissions check though the N2WS GUI, specifically, my N2WS instance did not appear to have … Continue reading “Errno13 Permission Denied” After Upgrading N2WS to Version 2.4
Now that 2018 is coming to a close, it is interesting to look back and see that lots of trends in data center technology are becoming more mainstream. Cloud adoption is ramping up, Kubernetes is bringing containers to the enterprise, and hybrid cloud looks like the blueprint many organizations will be adopting for the future. … Continue reading Contrasting the HCI Landscape
I was recently working on a remote install of two different Nutanix bricks. One of the first steps after cluster initialization is to change all of the default passwords. Simple enough right? Sure unless somehow you manage to fat finger the root ESXi password twice on one of the three hosts. Once I realized my … Continue reading ESXi root password reset in Nutanix
Cisco UCS - "Disconnected Partition From Host"? Are you really forced to scrub flex flash cards if replacing a motherboard?