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Veeam v8 – Changing Default Options After Upgrade

This will be a quick last post for 2014 – Happy New Year to everyone!

After working with VBR v8 few a couple of weeks now, I noticed a new option was added in regards to updating VM attributes.  There is now the option to append details to the existing attribute’s value.

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My Veeam Report v1.3 with VBR v8 Support

Find the latest version here.

I finally got around to updating My Veeam Report for VBR v8. I waited around long enough to hear other opinions on the upgrade and as far as I can tell it has gone pretty smooth for most folks.  After taking the plunge and playing with some of the new features available in VBR v8, I must say I am quite happy with the result.

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My Veeam Report v1.2

VeeamReport-v1_2Find the latest version here.

My Veeam Report v1.2 has arrived! With it comes a couple of minor tweaks and the addition of successfully backed up VMs. For those backing up hundreds (or thousands) of VMs, this option can be disabled within the User Variables section. In smaller scenarios it’s nice to see at a glance which VMs got backed up last night.

This will most likely be the last update prior to Veeam rolling out v8.  We’ll have to wait and see if any changes are needed for it to continue to work properly.

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Deploying multiple VMs via PowerCLI – Updated v1.2

DeployVMv1.2

I’ve gotten some great feedback from my original PowerShell/PowerCLI script to deploy multiple VMs asynchronously via a CSV file found here.  I decided a minor update was needed to employ these new ideas along with a few I had myself.

One of those ideas was to require the usage of the new PowerCLI 5.5 R2 features which allows the script to run without the need for a 32bit PowerShell console.

Changes include:

  • Cleaned up code / Minor bug fixes
  • Added CSV field descriptions to notes section
  • Removed requirement for 32bit PowerShell
  • Added requirement for PowerCLI 5.5 R2 or later
  • Added Boot parameter to determine whether or not to power on new VMs
  • Added OS Customization Spec to CSV (previously was hard coded in user variables)
  • Fixed logic for vSS vs vDS – Added parameter to CSV
  • Added ability to use DHCP instead of just static IPs
  • Renamed a few CSV fields to better describe parameter
  • Added progress bar to indicate status

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Veeam – Updating job settings with PowerShell

A few posts back I described how you can document your Veeam backup job settings. This gives a great overview, especially if you have many jobs to keep track of.  As I mentioned, I had found a few inconsistencies across jobs and in this post I’ll show how to update all jobs via a small script. You can imagine the time saved by not having to open each and every job, check the settings and update if needed.

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