So I’ve just had the pleasure of deploying Trend Deep Security via the Agent-less method, utilizing the NSX free license which allows guest introspection, but no other features.
Starting in NSX 6.2.3, the default license upon install will be NSX for vShield Endpoint. This license enables use of NSX for deploying and managing vShield Endpoint for anti-virus offload capability only, and has hard enforcement to restrict usage of VXLAN, firewall, and Edge services, by blocking host preparation and creation of NSX Edges.
With the basic Deep Security License you get the following coverage;
- Web Reputation Service
However upon deploying Trend and jumping through the various hoops. (flakey support for NSX free license). You will find that you have multiple errors showing against your VM’s.
After speaking with Trend, I received the following response, which seems kind of obvious; Continue reading Trend Deep Security – Agentless Deployment with NSX – Issues with Web Reputation Service
This is just a quick post showing the upgrade process of
- Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
- Veeam Backup and Replication
- Veeam ONE
I didn’t hit any issues with the upgrades.
- It’s always a good idea to reboot your servers before any update
And plan for further updates once the Veeam upgrades have completed as well.
Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
- I had to install .Net Framework 4.5.2 to continue the upgrade, which required a reboot
- I upgraded from v188.8.131.527 (so not the latest patch)
- I was asked to confirm the SQL Database upgrade
- The server needed rebooting at the end of the upgrade
Continue reading Veeam v9 Backup and replication / ONE upgrade from v8
So I am no scripting master, my PowerShell knowledge is still something I want to expand. During an install last week I had a number of hosts to setup from scratch, so I decided to do this via PowerCLI, as a lot of the tasks were repetitive. Setting up the vSwitch networking and iSCSI configuration for each host
For those of you new to scripting, I’ve included screenshots to accompany the commands so you can see whats going on in the GUI.
Note: the full code without the breaks is at the end of this post
#Setup which host to target
$VMhost = 'hostname'
Continue reading PowerCLI – Setup Host networking and storage ready for ISCSI LUNs
Following on from the recent (November 2015) ESXi 6.0 CBT bug, which has now been fixed in the latest released patch ESXi600-201511401-BG, some further information has come to light, provided by Anton Gostev, of Veeam.
You can read the snippet of important information from the Veeam forum post following the issue (Official Veeam KB2075);
All, we have completed the first day of testing in the same exact lab and using the same heavy write I/O test that made the original issue easily reproducible. After a few TB of increments, the above-mention patch appears to fully resolve the original issue when installed on ESX 6.0 Update 1a build 3073146.
However, we found that simply installing the patch is not sufficient, and CBT reset is required for all of your VMs. This is because existing CBT map files may contain issues created earlier due to the original bug, which may result in inconsistent full backups in future. Having CBT reset will also force the following job run use "full scan" incremental pass, thus fixing any existing inconsistencies in backups and replicas, as discussed earlier in this topic.
Provided CBT reset has been performed, Active Full backups is not required.
Performing Active Full backups by itself cannot be considered as a substitute to CBT reset with this particular CBT issue.
You can either follow the CBT Reset instructions from Veeam or look over to Chris Wahl’s latest blog post “Resetting VMware’s Changed Block Tracking (CBT) File with PowerCLI”.
I wrote about the latest CBT issue (November edition) a couple of days ago, and as promised by VMware a patch has been released.
Original issue – KB 2136854
Patch to resolve the issue – ESXi600-201511001 (2137545)
Note: Before applying this patch on HP Proliant Gen 9 servers, see VMware ESXi 6.0 host fails to detect local disk after patching or applying Update 1 on HP Proliant Gen 9 servers (2120539).
Cheers VMware, lets hope this is the last of the CBT issues!!!