ManageEngine UserConference 2017 İstanbul

Benim de konuşmacıları arasında yer aldığım ManageEngine UserConference 2017 İstanbul, Tüm ManageEngine User Konferansların önüne geçip, Türkiye olarak katılımcı rekoru kırdı. bu etkinlikte yer almak benim için gurur kaynağıdır.. 2018 için şimdiden çok heyecanlıyım. ManageEngine (ME)#ZohoCoorporation

 

Oturuma ait video kaydına şuradan ulaşabilirsiniz.

 

Manage Engine User Conference 2017 #İstanbul

Her sene bir çok ülkede düzenlenen, Geçtiğimiz 2016 yılında
(ABD/New Jersey – İtalya/Roma -İsrail/Herzliya -UAE/Dubai -Yeni Zellanda- Polanya/Poznan- İsveç /Stockholm -Bosna Hersek -Hırvatistan’da )
BT profesyonellerini bir araya getiren en önemli etkinliklerden Manage Engine User Conference 2017 de bu sene Türkiye #İstanbul ayağında bende
konuşmacı olarak sahnede yer alacağım.
Ücretsiz olan etkinliğin sınırılı sayıdaki kontenjanını kaçırmamak için hemen kayıt yaptırın.
Konferansa yönelik ve diğer teknolojik haber paylaşımlarımı twitter hesabımdan da takip edebilirsiniz twitter.com/ugurpek
Kayıt olmak için;
 

SCCM 2012 – Boundaries e Discovery Methods

SCCM Günümüz system yöneticileri için oldukça önemli bir araç bu ürünle ilgili makale serime SCCM Boundaries E Discovery Methods ile başlıyorum.

SCCM Kurulumu gerçekleştirildikten sonra Şirket Domain yapısının boundarylerini tanımlamamız gerekmektedir.

Active Directoryde site yapılanması SCCM de Boundary olarak karşımıza çıkmakta.

 

SCCM 2012’de 4 çeşit boundary tipi mevcuttur:

 

IP Subnet

Active Directory Site

IPv6 Prefix

IP Range

 

Önce Boundarymizi oluşturup sonra bunu gruba atayarak kullanıcı ve computerlarımızı SCCM ile senkron edeceğiz

Twitterda beni @ugurpek olarak takibinizi ayrıca rica ederim.

Word dosyasının bu cümlenin altından indirerek okuyabilirsiniz

 

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VMWORLD 2015: TOP 5 SESSIONS

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VMworld 2015 is just around the corner (5 weeks and counting) and the theme this year is Ready for Any …and it looks like there will be some carryover of the Brave IT message from last years event that I believe is VMware’s call to arms to get themselves ready for the shift in IT that’s occurring at the moment. This will be my third VMworld and I am looking forward to spending time networking with industry peers…walking around the Solutions Exchange looking out for the next CloudPhysics or Platform9 and also attending Technical Sessions.

https://vmworld2015.lanyonevents.com/connect/search.ww

The Content Catalogue went live a few weeks ago and yesterday saw the Session Builder go live allowing attendees to start locking in sessions. There are a total of 752 sessions covering

Cloud Native Applications (15)
End-User Computing (94)
Hybrid Cloud (61)
Partner Exchange @ VMworld (49)
Software-Defined Data Center (480)
Technology Deep Dives & Futures (13)

Technologies previously announced at VMworld’s past like VSAN, NSX and vCloud Air have the lions share of sessions this time around, with EUC still a very popular subject. I have already filled up my schedule and from my list of sessions I have come up with the Top 5 sessions that I am looking forward to the most.

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My focus seems to have naturally shifted towards more Cloud Native Apps and Automation of late and it’s reflected in the choices above. Along side that I am also very interested to see how VMware will try to take vCloud Air into the hyperscale/PaaS category and I always I look forward to hearing from respected industry technical leads Frank Denneman and Duncan Epping as they give their perspective on storage and software defined datacenters. For a bit of fun I highly suggest the vExpert Game Show…it has become a tradition and is always a heap of fun.

As has also become tradition, there are a bunch of bloggers who put out their Top picks for VMworld…check out the links below for more insight into what’s going to be hot in San Francisco this VMworld.

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2015/07/22/my-top-15-vmworld-sessions-for-2015/
http://wahlnetwork.com/2015/07/22/top-10-picks/
http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/opinion/Top-10-VMworld-sessions-for-2015

Blue Medora NetApp Management Pack – First Impression

Before playing with the software, I recommend that you review the powerpoint files first. You will find them listed under Resources in this page. The slides (in PDF format) is not based on the vRealize Operations 6.0 release, but it still contains a lot of useful information. It will be useful for you to read them before reading my blog, as mine is based on the 6.0 release.

With a management pack, we certainly expect deeper visibility. There are many things that a VMware admin would love to see from their storage. Often, all they know is the LUNs. What’s backing up those LUNs are not exposed. For example, on the following screenshot you can see that it shows the number of systems I have. For each system, it shows the NetApp aggregate, volume, etc. The Environment tab shows the relationship. Notice I selected a Datastore. The VMs are highlighted, but the LUN is not. Can you guess why?

You are right, it’s an NFS. I have 4 datastores, and 1 of them is an NFS.

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I like the way it’s structured like the above. It’s easy for me to understand the structure, hierarchy and dependancy. You can even see the VM in the datastore, as shown below.

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On the screen below, I clicked a LUN. All the associated Datastores, VM, etc are shown. If your Datastores and LUN are not mapped 1:1, they will be visible here. Relevant information is also shown if you do a mouse-over on an object.

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If you click the Map sub tab, you get something like this. This is another visualisation, which some of you may like. Personally, I’d like to see the volume put under the Aggregate, not at the same level.

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You might be wondering, where are the disks? It’s storage after all :-) Well, they are now shown. I did not know that the default setting does not include Disk.

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What you need to do is to go the Advanced Settings, as shown below, and choose the collection you want. I set mine to all as you can see below.

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I like the screen below. It’s one of the default dashboards that come with it. It gives me a good overall summary. I do not have the performance data, which I’m checking with the folks at Blue Medora.

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My first impression is this delivers the visibility that VMware admin often do not have access too. Cool stuff!

Fidye için şifrelenmiş dosyaları çözmenin yeni yolu

Bir süredir çok sayıda abonesi olan firmaların ismiyle gönderilen phishing mailleri dolaşıyordu. Bunlara tıklayanların sistemindeki veriler şifrelenerek para ödemesi isteniyor. Şimdi ortada yeni bir çözüm var.

Saldırılar önce CryptoLocker türevleri ile başladı. Bu furyanın sonu CryptoLocker’ın şifreleme anahtarının keşfedilmesiyle geldi. Sonrasında ise TorLocker türevi zararlı yazılımlarla dosyalar şifrelenerek kullanıcılardan para toplandı. Halen farklı farklı firmaların ismiyle phishing mailleri gönderilerek kullanıcılar tuzağa düşürülüyor. Torlocker yani Ransom.Win32.Scraper halen çok sayıda varyantıyla birlikte yayılım gösteriyor.

Eğer bulaşan TorLocker zararlı yazılımı dosyaları başarıyla şifreledikten sonra bir güvenlik/antivirus yazılımı tarafından silinirse bir anda arka plan değişerek kırmızı bir uyarı mesajı geliyor. Burada bir .exe dosyasının linki var ve parayı ödeseniz bile bunu yüklemeden dosyaları deşifre edemeyeceğiniz söyleniyor. Aynı zamanda bu ekranda ödeme detaylarını da girebiliyorsunuz.fidye-icin-sifrelenmis-dosyalari-cozmenin-yeni-yolu_2

Zararlı yazılım Office dosyaları, videolar, ses dosyaları, fotoğraflar, arşiv dosyaları, veritabanları, sertifikalar gibi çok tipte dosyayı şifreliyor. Kullanılan şifreleme ise AES-256 ve RSA-2048. Şifrenin çözülebilmesi için kullanıcılardan ortalama 600 TL isteniyor. Fakat şimdi yeni bir çözüm var ve bununla birlikte şifrelenen dosyaların %70’ine yakınını para ödemeden çözme imkanı mevcut.

Kullanılan algoritmada bulunan zayıflık sebebiyle keşfedilmiş olan çözüm, adına “ScraperDecryptor” denilen araçla TorLocker ve bazı türevleri tarafından şifrelenen dosyalarınızı çözmeye yardımcı oluyor. Yazılımı geliştiren firma zararlıyı geliştiren kişilerin ne hata yaptığını açıklamasa da bu hatayı istismar eden bir araç yayınlamayı ihmal etmedi.

TorLocker ile şifrelenmiş dosyaları çözme için kullanılabilecek ScraperDecryptor uygulamasını buradan indirebilirsiniz.

Registration Now Open: VMUG Turkey Webcast‏

Join us for the upcoming VMUG Turkey Webcast taking place on Tuesday, 28 April 2015.

Registration is now open and available to all VMUG members.

http://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/eventRegistrationServlet?eventid=980721&sessionid=1&key=C904E3F5F3C185C0781D6254BD2AC533&referrer=

Webcast Topic: What’s New In vSphere 6
Presented by: Emre Bozlak, Sr. Sysyems Enginner – Borusan Holding,and Hakan Akkurt, TAM – VMware

Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues.

Visit the Turkey VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

For questions, please contact memberservices@vmug.com.

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VMware vSphere 6.0 – Symantec Backup Exec 15 Backup and Restore

Symantec has just released  Backup Exec 15, one of the first backup products in the market to support VMware vSphere 6.0.

The supported capabilities include (for an exhaustive list check the Software Compatibility List):

  • VMware vCenter 6.0 and VMware ESXi 6.0
  • VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
  • VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs)
  • VMware EVO:RAIL

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Like other backup solutions, before starting to backup the VMware environment, the vCenter Server or the ESXi Nodes must be added.

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To start a backup job, right click the vCenter Server and select Backup, in this case to Deduplication Disk Storage.

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It’s recommended to test the credentials used to connect to the vCenter Server and to use with the Granular Recovery Technology (GRT).

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Click Edit to select which virtual machines to backup.

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In the Virtual machines options select the appropriate settings.

I selected to enable GRT for files and folders and to use the NBD (Network Block Device) transport mode.

To successfully use the Granular Recovery Technology, the Symantec Agent for Windows must be installed inside the virtual machines.

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Again, like other backup products in the market, Backup Exec 15 takes a snapshot of the virtual machines during the backup.

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The backup job completed successfully.

To start the restore process, right click the vCenter Server and select Restore.

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Select the backup set.

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In case of a test, select a different location.

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The virtual machine has been correctly restored.

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Same result for an individual file restore.

That’s all, the VMware vSphere 6.0 virtual machine backup using Backup Exec 15 has been successfully completed.

Backup products and vSphere 6.0 compatibility

Some days ago I’ve wrote about why upgrade and why don’t upgrade to the new vSphere 6.0and one of the main reason was the compatibility aspect.

Not only with hardware (most of vSphere 5.5 hardware is in HCL also for version 6.0), but mainly for the software part, especially the 3rd part software!

And the most important is your backup solutions: if maybe you can accept some risks using a new release of vSphere, you cannot accept the risk of loose your backup or use beta backup product in an environment. Backup must be, first of all, reliable! Compatibility and support are not an option in a production environment.

Of course, if you are using traditional approach with an agent inside each VM you are not affect at all… compatibility is just with guest operating system and this does not change.

But, in order to gain the most of benefit from the virtualization, you are probably using some native backup solution (that is based on the VMware VADP API). Of course new version of VMware VDP (that now include also VDP Advanced) fully support the new 6.0.

Also some new features, like Virtual Volumes may impact how backup are done… for example will be the SAN transport mode available with Virtual Volumes? This can provide storage visibility and potentially storage offload, but it depends if and how will be supported in backup API. For VDP this is not a problem because it cannot work in SAN transport mode.

So what happen with other vendor?

In the past, Andreas Lesslhumer (leader of VMUG Austria) has built a compatible table forvSphere 5.5, but actually I don’t see any update for 6.0, so I’m going to build something similar for the new version.

Post added: Manfred Hofer (co-leader of VMUG Austria) has now realized a better version of this resource with not only a nice aspect, but more information (including compatibility with Microsoft Hyper-V). Have a look at his post: Backup Interoperability Matrix.

This list include only backup products that are using the VMware VADP API. Other solutions are not considered (just because they not depend by vSphere version, but just by guest OS version). Also I don’t consider products that are out-of support or at end-of-life.

vSphere 5.0 vSphere 5.1 vSphere 5.5 vSphere 6.0
VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0Compatibility No  Yes (only hosts)  Yes (only hosts) Yes
Veeam Backup & Replication 8Compatibility Yes Yes Yes April?
Veeam Backup & Replication 7 Yes Yes Yes (7R2) No
Symantec Backup Exec 2014 SP2Compatibility Yes Yes Yes only v2015?
Symantec Backup Exec 2012 SP4 Yes Yes Yes (SP3) No?
Symantec Netbackup 7.6 – Compatibility Yes Yes Yes v7.6.1.1
Unitrends Enterprise Backup Yes Yes Yes (7.3) ?
Unitrends Virtual Backup (formerly PHD Virtual Backup) Yes Yes Yes (8.0) ?
Acronis Backup (formerly vmProtect) 11.5 for VMware Yes Yes Yes April?
Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware Yes Yes Yes Yes*
IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware 7.1 Yes Yes Yes ?
Nakivo Backup & Replication 5.x Yes Yes Yes ?
Nakivo Backup & Replication 3.x and 4.x Yes Yes Yes (3.8) No
CommVault Simpana 10R2 Yes Yes Yes (10.0 SP5) ?
HP Data Protector Yes Yes Yes June?
Dell Software (formerly Quest/Vizioncore) vRanger Yes Yes Yes (7.0) ?
Quantum vmPRO VM Data Protection Software Yes Yes Yes ?
EMC Amavar Yes Yes Yes (7.0SP1) Aug?
EMC (formerly Legato) Networker 8.x Yes Yes Yes (8.1SP1) Aug?
CA ARCserve Yes Yes Yes (r16.5) ?
WD Arkeia VMware vStorage Backup Agent Yes Yes Yes ?
Zmanda Client for VMware vSphere Yes Yes Yes ?
Trilead VM Explorer 5.x Yes Yes Yes (5.0.012) ?

Announced support for vSphere 6.0:

  • Symantec: both NetBackup and Backup Exec are VMware vSphere 6 Ready on their first dates of general availability. Interested customers can read more about the April release of Backup Exec 15 here (http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backup-exec-15-beta-registration-now-open), more about the just-released NetBackup 7.6.1.1 here, and may plan rollouts knowing they have a backup solution in place for cutting edge virtual environments. We will continue to enhance our vSphere 6 capabilities in NetBackup 7.7 later this year.
  • Veeam: expect to support vSphere 6 by the end of April 2015 as a part of Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0 Update 2 (see also this announce).
  • Nakivo: has simple published this video about the support at vSphere 6.
  • Acronis: see the comment in the post, but April is the expected period for the compatibility of Acronis Backup for VMware. Acronis Backup Advanced for VMware already supports vSphere 6 since Update 6 version ( but not in the Northern American version, that still doesn’t support it yet )

For all the other I’ve put a question mark just because there aren’t (or I’ve not found) information on when (or if) the product will support vSphere 6.0… But I suppose that in the next months we will see some big changes in this table.

Registration Now Open: Rescheduled VMUG Turkey Webcast‏

Registration Now Open:
VMUG Turkey Webcast

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

20:30 – 21:30

Due to technical difficulties during our original webcast, the VMUG Turkey Webcast rescheduled webcast is taking place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

Registration is now open and available to all VMUG members. This is a great opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!

Webcast Topic: Virtualizing Databases: Best Practices 

Be sure to share this meeting information with your colleagues.

Visit the Turkey VMUG Workspace and subscribe to our listserv!  Connect with your fellow VMUG members in the forum, ask and answer questions about VMware, and get involved in your VMUG community.

For questions, please contact memberservices@vmug.com.