vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

Veeam Backup warning “Unable to truncate Microsoft SQL Server transaction logs.”

I had a customer that contacted me to day because he got a warning that Veeam Backup was "Unable to truncate Microsoft SQL Server transaction logs.Details: Failed to process 'TruncateSQLLog' command. Failed to truncate SQL server transaction logs for instances:  BI See guest helper log." This normally means that the account used for Application Aware backup is not […]

Veeam B&R SQL Log Shipping and Firewall Rules

I was looking at which ports that should be open in a Firewall, for SQL log Shipping to work, so I was looking at the "VM Guest OS Connection" section of the documentation: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/used_ports.html#guest But that is not all that needs to be opened you also have to look at the "Backup Server Connections" section and […]

Oracle licensing and support on VMware vSphere

As every one knows any good project get stopped by licensing. Oracle are up to there old tricks of trying to get more money or making virtual environment segmented (extra vCenter på Oracle hosts. staying on 5.5). It's properly the same with Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Before you just do as Oracle or there auditing partners says, […]

vSphere 6.0 VMware Tools, and Localized Windows

I had a customer with a problem where he could not upgrade VMware Tools on a danish localized Windows Server 2008 R2. The solution was to change it to US localized and choose to copy the setting to: “Welcome screen and system accounts” and “New user accounts”. And after upgrading/installing VMware Tools change it back […]