Guide to setting up a “Failover Plan” in Veeam B&R 8 (replication)

Today Veeam had formalized Veeam Backup and Replication 8. This version contains a new interesting component named “Failover Plan”. This feature allows you to schedule properly a failover from the production site to the backup site (disaster recovery plan). This means you can now plan your entire failover in advance, and initiate it with a single click when needed. For example, you can even do a failover plan to schedule a move for the production site.

This guide will show you step by step on how to setup a Failover Plan in Veeam 8. A replication works by taking a snapshot of the virtual machine in VMware then replicating the machine to another host or cluster. In the example, I will show you the operation with a replication on the same node but the operation is similar for another host or a remote host. The goal is to first configure the replication job then the Failover Plan job. We will replicate only one virtual machine.

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Step by Step Guide Veeam B&R 8 Upgrade (v7 to v8)

This week, Veeam released Veeam Backup and Replication version 8, which contains some significant improvements such as backup to tape from Veeam Backup Server deployed directly on a Virtual Machine, support of NetApp technologies (Veeam Explorer), new free product named “Endpoint” (backup of your workstations), Cloud connect, Failover Plan, WAN Accelerator for replication, End-to-end encryption, Veeam Explorer for AD and SQL, and more.

This article provides a step by step guide for an upgrade from Veeam 7 to Veeam 8.    

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VMCE Certification – V7 to V8!

Today Veeam published the upgrade rules for VMCE7 certification to version 8. Students who complete the VMCE 7 certification program will be entitled, with a specific restricted access, to the free online “VMCE 8 – What’s New” course on the Veeam.com website. These students will then need to pass the VMCE 8 proctored exam at an available Pearson Vue test center to upgrade their certificate from VMCE 7 to VMCE 8. This must occur in the allowable certification maintenance time according to the certification rules below. Good luck. 🙂

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Veeam v8 : NetApp Snapshot Support

In the upcoming Veeam Backup & Replication v8 release, Veeam announced a new feature : NetApp Snapshot Support. NetApp integration will be included in Veeam Backup & Replication v8, which will be generally available in Q4 of 2014.

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My new blog is now online!

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After a few months in Sophia Antipolis as System and Network Engineer I finally decided to start my new blog in english. It will not going to be only on my personal work, I will also share some tips about Virtualization, Storage, System and Network technologies.

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