Jan 30

Spectre and Meltdown – Intel identified the root cause…

Hi, just few days ago, Intel had received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates (reboot issues we reported Jan. 11). As of January 22, 2018, Intel did not recommend installing patches regarding reboot issues and unpredictable system behavior. Intel seems to have nailed the root cause of intermittent reboots of Broadwell and Haswell CPU based computers that started to happen after installing the initial firmware updates and fixed the bug…

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Jan 25

Spectre and Meltdown – Patches are being recalled by VMware & Dell EMC – Veeam’s feedback


For those of you who have already patched your ESXi hosts with the initial set of patches, please note that those patches are being recalled by VMware, and action is required. VMware has also updated their security advisory “VMware Security Adisories late in the week. There are many questions regarding performance impact of the corresponding OS patches on Veeam performance. For your information, it’s being evaluated in intern probably in R&D department. Veeam development team conducts performance analysis of the available patches on servers with installed Veeam products.

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Jan 24

Microsoft ReFS new driver version fixed all issues!

UPDATED (February 26, 2018): ReFS – Microsoft releases cumulative update 4077525!


Hi, the confirmation that beta ReFS driver version 10.0.14393.1934 fixed all issues, including from those with very large volumes. And reported are not just those repository server lockups fixed, but also a significantly improved performance of all backup operations. These were all excellent news, and got even better news in response: looks like the new ReFS driver is scheduled to be shipped in the next (February) cumulative update! So finally, the driver will become available for everyone and supported for production use. Many of IT Experts (especially Veeam) had spent much time working with Microsoft on this issue and finally, thanks to them! Customer Feedback: One of my customers found a temporary way around the problem. It has significantly increased the memory (RAM) on the target server. The result is ReFS bugs are now limited.

New - Windows Server 2016

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Jan 15

Video Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 UPDATE 3


Last month, I participated in a live webinar in French as speaker for Veeam Software and Monaco Informatique Service – Avangarde in order to present new Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 3 and especially new managed agent! Click now for this on-demand webinar and learn how to use the performance-driven features of Veeam Agent: YouTube link

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Jan 12

SECURE IT DAY 2018 | 8 Février | PARIS (Fr)


L’intégrateur AVANGARDE organisera le “SECURE IT DAY 2018” qui se déroulera au Forest Hill de la Villette à Paris le Jeudi 8 Février prochain de 14h00 à 23h00. Le programme est axé sur la Sécurité et l’IT, les ateliers techniques seront animés par des Experts et par des éditeurs renommés. C’est l’événement de l’année à ne pas manquer pour comprendre les enjeux de 2018 : Sécurité (Ransomware, Spectre & Metldown), Cybersecurité, traçabilité des données, GDPR, Cloud, Haute disponibilité, Data Recovery etc. De la continuité de service à la GDPR, participez aux ateliers techniques des leaders de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information pour découvrir les dernières technologies et échanger avec les Experts. Venez découvrir la sécurité lors d’un baptême de chute libre (iFLY) ! N’hésitez pas à surveiller le flux #SecureITDay sur Twitter 😉

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