VMworld 2018 Barcelona Highlights

Stephen Hackers from Hot Wired IT Solutions affiliate partner to HTG (Howell Technology Group) made the trip to VMworld Barcelona 2018 with Kevin Howell (HTG), Graham Wight (HTG) and Tony Cota.

Overview

Tech Experts Meetings + Design Workshops + Vendors + Hall Sessions = A great experience and excellent value for money.

Things I learnt…

  1. Download the VMworld App
  2. Book sessions early
  3. Register for a vendor party
  4. Participate where possible

VMworld through my eyes

  1. Download the app… Contains your pass, schedule, reminders, events, map, info and more.
  2. The photo every geek wants

3. Picked up my VMware vExpert 2018 goodie bag

 

4. Attended multiple design workshops. Signing NDA… Sorry no secrets being shared here.

VMware design_studio

 

5. Entered the Hackathon .. Joined an amazing team of 8 experts. (3rd place)

Chris Porter, Christopher Lewis, Colin Westwater, Dave Simpson, Dominik Zorgnotti, Gareth Edwards, Tony Cota and Stephen Hackers (Me).

We created and launched #PowerVKE. PowerShell module to deploy kubernetes. This was successful in taking 3rd place at the Hackathon

Available on GitHub https://github.com/PowerVKE

Follow on twitter https://twitter.com/PowerVKE

24 hours on from the Hackathon and Will PowerVKE name change to PowerPKS??

 

6. Meet the Vendors.

Vembu stand

NetApp with Ducati ( I was always going to visit any stand with a bike being a biker myself)

Quantum

 

7. Vendor party

Cohesity was our option

Great night out and some interesting glow in the dark / flashing devices for the night. The Queen tribute act was definitely worth watching. The friendly atmosphere was fantastic

 

8. Meet the Experts.

I attended two of these excellent sessions on PKS (kubernetes) and vSphere on AWS. As a techy I felt I got more business value in these 30-45min 1-1 tech sessions than in some of the high level presentations attended. That’s not to say the high level presentations were worth attending as well, but I got to ask in the 1-1 my homework for actual work I’m doing or planning on doing.

 

9.The End

Then the trip was over. Such an amazing few days. Already looking forward to VMworld 2019……

Veeam Backup & Replication example

In this example we have VMware vSphere and Hyper-V in Veeam Backup & Replication.
vSphere And HyperV

In vCenter we can see two data center and the VMs running.

In Microsoft Hyper-V we have one Hyper-V server and VMs running.

Unfortunately we have deleted a VM. Ooops. But we can recover using Veeam Backup & Replication to recover the VM

VeeamVMrecover

Another VM recovered thanks to Veeam.

 

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft® Active Directory®

“Easy, fast, granular recovery of individual AD objects and entire containers.
And it’s absolutely FREE!” Veeam

Veeam Explorer is a part of Veeam Backup™ Free Edition

 

Veeam Explorer

“With Veeam Explorer™, you can look directly into your backups to zero in on the

exact items you need to recover and restore from:

NEW! Microsoft Active Directory: Restore individual Active Directory (AD)

objects quickly and export AD objects directly from an image-level backup for

use with the LDIFDE utility

ENHANCED! Microsoft Exchange: Get instant visibility into Exchange 2010 and

2013 backups, advanced search capabilities and quick recovery of individual

Exchange items (emails, contacts, notes, etc.), Online Archive mailboxes and

hard-deleted items

• Microsoft SharePoint: Browse SharePoint 2010 and 2013 backups and

databases, search for specific SharePoint files and quickly recover them

NEW! Microsoft SQL Server: Save time and restore SQL databases without

having to search for individual database files

ENHANCED! Storage Snapshots*: Recover single files or entire VMs from HP and

NetApp snapshots in 2 minutes or less—without staging or intermediate steps”

veeam_backup_8_free_edition_datasheet_en.pdf