Problem with LSI 12Gb SAS HBA card unknow with ESXi 5.1 & 5.5 (Dell)

You added a LSI 12Gb SAS card in your server (Dell R20, R630, R730 or others) and the card is unknown by the server? Here there is the solution, you can just follow the post step by step. 😉

The problem come from VMware. Basically, upgrading VMware ESXi firmwares (in 5.1 or 5.5) drops the driver of this card: LSI 12Gb SAS 9300-8e HBA (OEM). I think other LSI cards should be concerned. Your card is not listed in the bios, you can checking the material inventory in iDRAC interface. So, the goal will to add the .VIB package of this card in ESXi system.  

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Installing Veeam Endpoint Backup

Veeam will release a new free product named “Endpoint Backup” in Q1 of 2015. It is a data protection and disaster recovery solution for physical machines (workstations or servers). You can use it to create an entire system image backup, back up specific volumes and individual folders, restore data from backups to its original location or new location, or perform bare-metal.

This article provides a step by step guide to deploy Veeam Endpoint Backup.

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Check out the new Veeam Availability Suite v8!

Today Veeam v8 has been released that includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE. The goal of this edition is to deliver a RTPO of < 15 minutes for all applications and data for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. You can try Veeam v8 in your lab for free 30-day trial with no features limitations. Enjoy! 🙂

Veeam Suite v8 Available

Download Veeam 8 (v8) here.

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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