Posts Tagged ‘Veeam’

VSS Backups failing after KB3000853

November 20, 2014 1 comment

I have been contacted by some people asking about backup issues they are experiencing on Windows Server 2012 . The issue is related with the Microsoft November update release KB3000853.

My recommendation is to remove the update until Microsoft fix the issue as it affected Microsoft and third party backup products.

As per Taylor Brown’s (Hyper-V Program Manager) blog,

“We are getting reports that some customers are seeing backup jobs fail after installing the latest Windows Updates including the November rollup (

We believe there is an issue with the KB3000853 update and are working to fix it as quickly as possible, in the interim downloading and applying should address the problem”



Monitoring Hyper-V and VMware workloads. Integrating SCVMM with SCOM. Veeam MP

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

The System Center 2012 VMM cookbook has a Chapter 10 (as a plus for the readers), which is not on the paperback/Kindle version. It is mentioned in the “What This Book Covers” section of the book and if you brought the book you will be able to download the chapter for free.

Chapter 10, Integration with System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1, provides tips and techniques to allow administrators to integrate SCOM 2012 with SCVMM when monitoring the private cloud infrastructure.

In a hybrid hypervisor environment (for example, Hyper-V, VMware), using Operations Manager management packs (MPs) (for example, Veeam MP), you can monitor the Hyper-V hosts and the VMware hosts, which allow you to use only the System Center Console to manage and monitor the hybrid hypervisor environment

What we cover in chapter 10 :

  • In this chapter, we will cover:
  • Installing System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1
  • Installing management packs
  • Managing Discovery and Agents
  • Configuring the integration between Operations Manager 2012 and VMM 2012
  • Enabling reporting in VMM
  • Monitoring VMware vSphere infrastructure from the Operations Manager using management packs

With management packs, you can extend Operations Manager (OpsMgr) and its possibilities. On a hybrid hypervisor environment, where there is a mix of Hyper-V and VMware ESXi servers, the Veeam MP extends the OpsMgr for monitoring, alerting, and for undertaking remedial actions on VMware vSphere. Veeam MP uses vSphere API to gather information to allow monitoring and reporting against all layers of the VMware stack, which include layers from the underlying hardware though network, storage, hosts, clusters, datacenters, up to vCenter. Examples of the key metrics for the VMware admins include latency, CPU ready, disk and memory pressure against a host.

For the Chapter 10, Veeam Management Pack for VMware (SCOM) s required. There is a new version 6.5 which can download from here:

Enjoy reading !

To buy the book

Windows and System Center Road Show

January 11, 2013 3 comments

Windows and System Center Road Show : Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane

Sponsored by Microsoft, Dell, Veeam, STEP and GITCA.

Join the industry experts at a Windows and System Center Roadshow that will keep you up to date and ahead of the pack!

The event will showcase 6 sessions, on a range of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 and System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1 topics.

Topics will include:

  • Windows 8 for Enterprise (New Interface, Direct Access, Client Hyper-V, Branch Cache, Advanced Diagnostics, Bit Locker)
  • Windows 2012 Enhancements (Active Directory, Direct Access, Networking, SMB File Server )
  • Server Virtualization: Hyper-V Enhancements, Mobility and Flexibility, Disaster Recovery
  • Windows Server 2012 – High Availability & Virtualisation
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1
  • System Center Operations Manager 2012 SP1
  • Data Protection and Monitoring  in a Virtualized Datacentre with Veeam, Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center 2012*

Do you need your applications and systems to be online all the time. Well listen closely. We will be covering the enhancements to Windows Server 2012 that will help keep your applications and systems online all the time. We will be covering a range of High Availability enhancements in Windows Server 2012. We will discuss, Hyper-V Replicas, Live Storage Migration, Disk De-Duplication and Network Teaming just to name a few.

You will not leave disappointed from this session. With so much to cover, you will not want this presentation to end.

Cost Details

Target Audience

The primary audience for this event is IT Professionals, Managers, Sales Engineers and partners who are excited about the upcoming release of the Windows Server 2012 technology.

 Dates and Registration:

MELBOURNE –  Friday 25 January – 9am – 5pm-  Microsoft Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place Southbank VIC 3006 REGISTER NOW

SYDNEY – Friday 8 February – 9am – 5pm – Microsoft 1 Epping Road North Ryde NSW 2113 REGISTER NOW

PERTH – Monday 11 February – 9am – 5pm – Microsoft Level 3, 100 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000 REGISTER NOW

BRISBANE – Tuesday 12 February – 9am – 5pm – Microsoft Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane QLD 4000 REGISTER NOW


Veeam Software is a Microsoft Gold ISV partner and has recently won the 2012 Microsoft Management and Virtualization Partner of the Year award. Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. It unifies backup and replication in a single solution, increases the value of backup and reinvents data protection for Microsoft Hyper-V. Veeam also offers customers Veeam ONE, which provides 24×7 real-time monitoring, performance analysis, resource optimization and management reporting for virtualized environments. Veeam also extends deep into virtualization monitoring in Microsoft System Centre 2012 with Veeam Management Pack™ (MP). Veeam MP helps businesses manage physical and virtual infrastructures, applications and dependencies from a single console.