Veeam v7 – 7 new features announced plus 2 additional – updated

So Veeam Backup & Replication v7 is just around the corner.  As always the details of the exact release date are unknown but as this is going to be a significant release, Veeam have decided to tease us all by announcing the larger of the enhancements every couple of weeks. It was originally believed that there were only going to […]

Site Recovery Manager – A Proven Test

Okay, so the key thing with any Disaster Recovery solution is to test it to make sure that it works… the unfortunate situation is that most companies will not allow you to go ahead and power down the production systems to confirm that Disaster Recovery will work.  This therefore means that we have to come up with solutions to try […]

Horizon View Graphics Acceleration Deployment Guide Whitepaper

Released on 15th May 2013 The VMware Whitepaper on ‘Graphics Acceleration in Horizon View Virtual Machines: Deployment Guide’ is available to download now from: This document discusses the benefits of the different types of graphics acceleration available for VMware Horizon View virtual machines. In addition, the document provides information on how to implement and troubleshoot each graphics technology.

PowerCLI Script to Change IOPS Setting for XIV

So this is a bit of a controversial modification to make to the hosts connecting to IBM XIV storage.  By default when using the Round Robin multipath policy in VMware (as advised for IBM XIV Storage), the path will only change after receiving 1000 IOPS.  The controversy begins around the decision to modify this setting. Some users have experienced significant […]

VMware SRM – Failed to Sync data on Replica Devices

I came across an interesting situation when performing a Test recovery using VMware SRM, I received the following error: I performed a quick google to try to find a solution to the error message but there wasn’t anything listed, the only suggested solution I could find was to uninstall VMware SRM, reinstall it using a new database… this was not […]