Backup SQL 2016sp1 Cluster with Veeam 9.5u3 and Veeam Windows Agent

Backup SQL Cluster with Veeam 9.5u3 Windows Agent Paid Version FREE 3-MONTH LICENSE From: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/agents/cluster_support.html?ver=95 Limitations for Failover Cluster Support Failover cluster support in Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows has the following limitations: Backup of failover clusters is supported in Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows managed by Veeam Backup & Replication only. You cannot process … Read moreBackup SQL 2016sp1 Cluster with Veeam 9.5u3 and Veeam Windows Agent

Changing Virtual Center Appliance Administrator@Vsphere.local Password

Like many vSphere admins, you may be experiencing issues logging into Administrator@vsphere.local on your Vcenter Server Appliance. This can be due to the password expiring or poor record keeping, but it really doesn’t matter. Lucky for you, there is a way to change that password if you know the root password to your Vcenter Appliance. … Read moreChanging Virtual Center Appliance Administrator@Vsphere.local Password

Update VCA 6 and VCA 6.5 to avoid SKD 443 VCA Crash

Using VCA (vCenter Appliance) and come across the error below? Do you have an all flash SAN? You may need to update your vCenter! I just set up a new All-Flash EMC Unity Array, and for the second time in about two weeks, vCenter had an internal Database fill up and take vCenter down, resulting … Read moreUpdate VCA 6 and VCA 6.5 to avoid SKD 443 VCA Crash

Installing SQL 2016r1 Cluster on Server 2016

Installing SQL 2016r1 Cluster on Server 2016 (VMDK/Windows/SQL Clustering Part 3) Other Articles in this Series: Creating a Windows Failover Cluster in Server 2016 (Prerequisite) Creating Shared VMDK’s in vSphere 6.5 for Windows Clustering Currently, I have a one-node Windows 2016 Failover Cluster set up, and in this exercise, I’m going to install and set … Read moreInstalling SQL 2016r1 Cluster on Server 2016

Creating a Windows Failover Cluster in Server 2016

Creating a Windows Failover Cluster in Server 2016 ((SQL Failover Cluster in VMware using VMDK’s Part 1) Other Parts: Creating Shared VMDK’s in vSphere 6.5 for Windows Clustering If you did the first exercise, you should have your VMDK’s ready to add to your Failover Cluster. Before we set up a Windows Failover Cluster, lets configure the disks … Read moreCreating a Windows Failover Cluster in Server 2016

Creating Shared VMDK’s in vSphere 6.5 for Windows Clustering

vSphere 6.5 – Creating Shared VMDK’s for Clustering Services. (SQL Failover Cluster in VMware using VMDK’s Part 1) Creating a VMDK to share between multiple guests using Windows Failover Clustering and possibly SQL Clustering is a very straight forward task, but there are a few “Gotcha’s” to consider. -You cannot use a Thin Provisioned VMDK.  You … Read moreCreating Shared VMDK’s in vSphere 6.5 for Windows Clustering

Azure Active Directory Connect High CPU Fix for Microsoft Server 2016

Hello!  If you are reading this I assume you are having a problem with CPU usage on your Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect Server.  This fix goes over the problem with Server 2016, but I’m sure this will point you in the right direction if you are using another server version.  This fix should cover … Read moreAzure Active Directory Connect High CPU Fix for Microsoft Server 2016

Ghost Move Requests in Exchange

Are you trying to remove an Exchange Database, but it won’t let you because you have pending move requests, yet you do not see any pending move requests in the Exchange Management Console? I ran into this issue recently, and it was hard to dig into information. Not all of it was accurate, commands seemed … Read moreGhost Move Requests in Exchange

Using Veeam Backup & Replication to backup and process SQL Databases

Veeam Backup and Replication can handle the backup of SQL Servers and processing transaction logs.  Files you see here in the screenshot below are from my daily backup job that runs 1x a week doing a full backup, doing incremental backups the other six days, and doing transaction logs every sixty minutes. File Key: VSM-Metadata … Read moreUsing Veeam Backup & Replication to backup and process SQL Databases