Mar 06

Veeam Vanguard 2018 – #Level3 !

Hi, today I received a great new from Rick Vanover. I have been selected for the Veeam Vanguard program for the 3rd year! Honored and proud to be selected as a Veeam Vanguard 2018 then congratulations to all the returning and new Vanguard! 🙂

What is “Veeam Vanguard” program?

Veeam Vanguard

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Feb 26

ReFS – Microsoft releases cumulative update 4077525!

Hi, last week Microsoft has finally released the ReFS stability patch KB4077525 (February 22, 2018) for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 that fixes ReFS lockup problems with Veeam repositories. In the “Last Word from Gostev, he wrote that in the change log, there are just a couple of modest lines about ReFS performance improvements, some of the affected users will see performance improve from zero (due to file server lockups) to nominal. It just does not translate a real magnitude of the issue, and the complexity of bugs behind…

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Feb 14

Spectre and Meltdown – Revert back to a previous BIOS version (Dell)

Hi, with the microcode included in the BIOS updates released to address Spectre (Variant 2), CVE-2017-5715. Dell is advising that all customers should not deploy the BIOS update for the Spectre (Variant 2) vulnerability at this time. They have removed the impacted BIOS updates from our support pages and are working with Intel on a new BIOS update that will include new microcode from Intel. If you have already deployed the BIOS update, in order to avoid unpredictable system behavior, you can revert back (downgrade) to a previous BIOS version (tables of BIOS updates for Dell PowerEdge Server Products). The BIOS can be updated using the iDRAC…

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Feb 05

Veeam Availability Suite – New licensing option (per-VM)

Last week, Veeam has launched a huge product licensing change that some of our customers have been asking for the per Virtual Machine licensing option. As you know, previously Veeam Software has sold their products for virtual infrastructure to end users strictly on per-socket basis. And most customers loved it because they did not need to worry about the number of VMs they are protecting. But in certain edge cases, such as heavy ROBO (Remote Office / Branch Office) environments, this was not a very good deal as end-users sometimes had to license 2 sockets running just a couple of VMs.

Veeam Availability Suite 10

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Jan 30

Spectre and Meltdown – Intel identified the root cause…

Hi, just few days ago, Intel had received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates (reboot issues we reported Jan. 11). As of January 22, 2018, Intel did not recommend installing patches regarding reboot issues and unpredictable system behavior. Intel seems to have nailed the root cause of intermittent reboots of Broadwell and Haswell CPU based computers that started to happen after installing the initial firmware updates and fixed the bug…

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