In previous posts we have deployed various StorageClass’s, namely the VMware CSI driver and the NetApp Trident CSI driver. As the names suggest they use different underlying storage technologies, The VMware CSI driver uses VMware datastores and the NetApp Trident CSI drivers uses NetApp.Continue reading “Transforming StorageClasses with Kasten”
Using NetApp Trident with Kubernetes – Configuring Kasten
Welcome to part 3 and the final post of this blog series :), following on from part 2, let’s continue with our configuration.Continue reading “Using NetApp Trident with Kubernetes – Configuring Kasten”
Using NetApp Trident with Kubernetes – Configuring ONTAP and Trident
Welcome to part 2 of this blog series :), following on from part 1, let’s continue with our ONTAP configuration and setup and get it hooked into our Kubernetes cluster .Continue reading “Using NetApp Trident with Kubernetes – Configuring ONTAP and Trident”
Using NetApp Trident with Kubernetes – Deploying ONTAP Select
Today’s idea is to configure Netapp trident as our CSI provider so we can consume NetApp ONTAP storage for our Kubernetes cluster. This will be a multi part blog series as there is just to much to cover in a single post.Continue reading “Using NetApp Trident with Kubernetes – Deploying ONTAP Select”
Wasabi S3 and Veeam
I recently started asking myself what S3 storage I could leverage for my HomeLab as I was looking for something cheap, quick, and secure, this lead me down a few tracks but through the Veeam Vanguard Program I landed on Wasabi.Continue reading “Wasabi S3 and Veeam”
Veeam For RedHat Virtualization – Part3
Finally, we have made it all the way to here through a bit of trial and error but we are here none the less so lets gear up, grab a coffee and lets get to deploying some Veeam Backups.Continue reading “Veeam For RedHat Virtualization – Part3”
Veeam For RedHat Virtualization – Part2
Deploying oVirt (Hosted Engine)
In part 1 we got our host ready for oVirt
Now I know a lot of us, myself included haven’t really ever worked with RHV so to match this up to VMware terms, RHV is ESXi and oVirt is vCenter, hopefully, that simplifies it a bit.
As this is just a lab environment we will be deploying our hosted engine on our single node clusterContinue reading “Veeam For RedHat Virtualization – Part2”
Veeam For RedHat Virtualization – Part1
Red Hat Virtualization is a powerful offering in the enterprise virtualized platform space, specifically designed for resource-intensive and critical applications. For customers who leverage Linux and have standardized on Red Hat as their platform of choice, you now have a backup solution that integrates with the rest of your Red Hat infrastructure. Veeam® Backup for Red Hat Virtualization, a feature of Veeam Backup & Replication™, provides the necessary capabilities to meet your backup targets and service level agreements with confidence.Continue reading “Veeam For RedHat Virtualization – Part1”
Veeam Vanguard 2022
The last few years have been crazy to say the least. So, hearing recently that I had been renewed to the Veeam Vanguard program for the 3rd year was some welcoming positive news!!Continue reading “Veeam Vanguard 2022”
The Kubernetes Journey – Replacing Kubernetes Certificates
If you are anything like me then you probably hate certificates, you understand why they are required but still hate them with a burning passion..To further my hate for certificates, I ran into an issue today where a cluster’s API certificate had expired which as you could imagine caused a bit of a headache.Continue reading “The Kubernetes Journey – Replacing Kubernetes Certificates”
The Kubernetes Journey – Using VMware as your CSI
In my initial setup I opt’d to use use NFS as my CSI as the lab I was using to play around was still vSphere 6.7u2 which did not meet the minimum requirements for Cloud Native storage. So I decided to spend some time over the weekend and upgrade it to 7.0u2 which was recently been released.
As always I’m sure this blog series will contain some errors/issues as I am learning as I go so please feel free to reach out to me and lets chat, we are all learning together!Continue reading “The Kubernetes Journey – Using VMware as your CSI”
The Kubernetes Journey – Upgrading Kasten
Kasten has released V4 of its Kubernetes backup suite just days after I deployed it in my homelab so I thought I would run through the upgrade process 🙂Continue reading “The Kubernetes Journey – Upgrading Kasten”
The Kubernetes Journey – CSI and Kasten Backups
In the previous post we mentioned a Kubernetes cluster is made up of a CNI, CSI and a container runtime.
We previously went through the process of deploying our container runtime(containerd) and our network interface(calico) and managed to bootstrap the whole setup together forming our functional cluster, Awesome!
Continuing with our learning here as always I’m sure this blog series will contain some errors/issues as I am learning as I go so please feel free to reach out to me and lets chat, we are all learning together!Continue reading “The Kubernetes Journey – CSI and Kasten Backups”
The Kubernetes Journey – Setup
Looking at how IT is changing it is undeniable that containers has become the latest hot topic and rightfully so, arguably becoming the next step in the virtualization lifecycle, Not that it should be viewed as a replacement for VMs, in fact i think we will be seeing containers and VMs living side by side for a long time as they both provide a function.Continue reading “The Kubernetes Journey – Setup”
Synology DS1621xs+ is an absolute power house..
We all love storage and these days even in a home setting we store terabytes worth of data. The new cliché saying is “Data is the new oil” and when you think about it that is very true.
We generate an unreal amount of data each day which must be stored somewhere, what better way to store this data than on your own NAS. In this run through of the new Synology DS1621xs+ we will be taking a look at the NAS unit itself, The new Synology HAT5300-8T HDDs and the new Synology Active Backup for Business suite offered by Synology.
Azure and Back Again – A Veeam Tale – Part 2
Welcome back to our adventure to Azure and Back again. In the previous post we managed to get our VM successfully restored to Azure.Continue reading “Azure and Back Again – A Veeam Tale – Part 2”
Azure and Back Again – A Veeam Tale – Part 1
We talk a lot about cloud mobility and how it has affected the IT landscape of the past decade. It has disrupted business as we know it as it seems every company is going through a cloud journey of some sort most prominent being the public cloud.
We see customers moving workloads to public cloud in anger and in some cases require the ability to move that particular workload back due to unforeseen issues. This is more common than one would think so today I will being taking you on an adventure to Azure and back again using Veeam.Continue reading “Azure and Back Again – A Veeam Tale – Part 1”
Veeam Office 365 Modern Authentication Setup
Setting up modern authentication in Veeam for Office 365 recently came up in a conversation so thought I’d write a quick blog post about it because honestly its amazingly easy and makes life a lot easier 🙂Continue reading “Veeam Office 365 Modern Authentication Setup”
Deploying vCenter 7 to my HomeLab
I have been running a VMware HomeLab for quite some time now and considering I rebuild my lab often I decided its probably time to re-deploy my VMware home lab using vCenter 7. I’ve held off for a while due to hardware constraints but the time as finally come…Continue reading “Deploying vCenter 7 to my HomeLab”
Upgrading Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to V5
Veeam Office365 V5 dropped today which includes native support for Teams. This is a huge step in the right direction as MS Teams usage has exploded since COVID, I know I spend a lot of my day in Teams and have recently uploaded a significant amount of data to Teams so being able to protect it is very important.Continue reading “Upgrading Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to V5”
Backup Azure SMB Share using Veeam
As more customers move to Public/Hybrid cloud models, we increasingly get asked “how do we protect our workloads in this new way of operating?”. My answer to that question is always Veeam.Continue reading “Backup Azure SMB Share using Veeam”
Becoming a Vanguard and the journey so far.
2020…what a roller coaster of a year this has been this has been for all of us, however for me personally there was a massive highlight, I was invited to join the Veeam Vanguards!!Continue reading “Becoming a Vanguard and the journey so far.”
Publish SQL Database using Veeam
This post will hopefully be the start of a series of small but useful tips for everyday Veeam users.
We use Veeam almost everyday so we know our way around it but every now and then you stumble upon a feature that gets you all excited because its been there but you just haven’t used it or weren’t aware it was there. 🙂
Configuring SAML on Azure AD for Veeam Enterprise Manager
Veeam version 10 released a heap of new features along with SAML 2.0 support for Veeam Enterprise Manager (VEM). What this means is that you can now use 3rd party identity providers to authenticate users into the Enterprise Manager, adding support for non-Active Directory users, multi-factor authentication etc.Continue reading “Configuring SAML on Azure AD for Veeam Enterprise Manager”
Installing VeeamPN on Ubuntu
This is an interesting time for I.T. and the entire world, As most people start working from home VPNs have become a fresh hot topic.Continue reading “Installing VeeamPN on Ubuntu”