I know this is an older topic, but we're migrating to O365 Business Essentials tomorrow, which includes access to Microsoft Planner. I'm thinking there are at least a few folks here who will benefit from it but would love to hear how people are using it (if anyone here has been).
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RE: Microsoft Planner
RE: Veeam licensing
The biggest question is, can the free version tie into our Enterprise Edition console. Is the agent just that, an agent, which hooks into the main Enterprise console? Or is it an agent where the instance is 100% stand-alone?
Tying into the console is specifically the big feature (along with other, smaller features) of the non-free agent. The free agent definitely does NOT tie into any console.
So I'm guessing free is stand alone, Workstation carries a cost, and Server carries a higher cost. Like most things...
I was under the impression you could still send your Veeam Endpoint Backups to your centralized Veeam repository but just could not manage the endpoint backups in a central location (must be on the client). Maybe that has changed....
RE: The High Cost of On Premises Infrastructure
The two biggest arguments that always have to be addressed are
- speed of access to file shares
- access to the client/server LoB app used now.
You normally flippant answer of don't use them is not the acceptable answer to the business principles that make the decisions. Yes, times are changing and WAN speeds and new technologies are moving things, but these two points have to be properly addressed to make any kind of realistic move to colocation for the SMB space.
Couldn't we throw regulatory compliance in there too as a consideration?
RE: vMotion causing glitches on moved machines
@travisdh1 Even though I may get slammed for asking this, How would I make a temp image, Clone to VM?
If you have vCenter, you should be able to right-click and clone the VM in question to a new VM or to a template. I cannot remember, however, if the VM must be powered off to clone to a new VM.
RE: vMotion causing glitches on moved machines
Can you give more information about the version of vSphere you are running, the type of storage you have, and any errors you may see in your vCenter event logs area?
And this is vMotion (changing host used for compute and memory) and not storage vMotion that is producing the corruption, right?
Share Your 2017 Conference Session Submissions Here
Has anyone submitted a conference talk for Spiceworld or some other conference this year? Please share your abstract here so folks can go and vote for you if needed or at least get an idea of topics being submitting.
RE: Vendor Mistake - VMware Infrastructure Decisions
Here's the latest:We had been doing some testing with Infinio while waiting for the SSD from Dell using diskspd inside a VM that had VMDKs on multiple datastores that were LUNs on the SAN. Their read caching works very well if you need something for that purpose.
Dell sent us the 1.6 TB SED SSD mentioned above (not officially a supported configuration), but it actually made the SAN overall slower using our benchmarking tools and would only apply the cache to one of the controllers for whatever reason. Dell understood and was willing to help us pursue additional options to make it right.
During the process of Dell trying to get us one of those drives that they thought would work in our SAN, I had mentioned we should look at VMware VSAN. But they were quoting it using exact ready node configurations (dual CPU sockets per node), which would have put us over our vSphere licensed limit for this location (4 sockets) in addition to having to purchase VSAN Standard licenses. I suggested single socket and 4 hosts. There are SED options that will work with VSAN, but it really limits you in terms of choices.
As far as the end solution goes, it looks like we'll get bumped to Enterprise Plus in our vSphere licensing to take advantage of VM Encryption as well as getting VSAN Standard for each host for a hybrid config. That way we can use larger spinning disks in the hosts and let the software handle the encryption. We will have to have an external KMS which will also be provided as part of the solution.
The only thing to answer now is whether VxRail does the trick or we go with some kind of modified ready node / build your own host for VSAN. The SAN we have now and 2 R630 hosts plus two of the 10 GB PowerConnect switches will go back to Dell to exchange.
Starwind was a consideration, but it did not seem as easy to manage and maintain as VSAN for a 4-node configuration to get the storage capacity needed.
RE: AWS Outage Reported
I'm wondering if this is why Citrix ShareFile is giving us fits today....
According to this the outage affects Citrix - https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1969731-aws-s3-outage-shuts-down-quora-slack-trello-and-more.
I put in a ticket with ShareFile support, and they confirmed they are affected by the outage and have a site up to let people know the current status (status.sharefile.com) of their service.