Davoud Teimouri

Virtualization & Datacenter

Category: Reviews

Virtualization Software Reviews, Backup & Replication Software Reviews, Monitoring Software Reviews.

[Review]: Oracle VM Server for SPARC

Oracle VM

Oracle VM is Oracle virtualization platform designed for x86 and SPARC architectures. Linux, Windows and Solaris can be run as virtual machine on this virtualization platform. In addition to solutions that are hypervisor-based, Oracle also offers virtualization built in to hardware and Oracle operating systems to deliver the most complete and optimized solution for your entire computing environment.

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[Review]: RVTools 3.10

What’s RVTools? RVTools is a Windows desktop application to collect and display useful information about VMware vSphere platform. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX Server 3.5, ESX Server 3i, ESX Server 4i, VirtualCenter 4.x, ESX Server 4.x, VirtualCenter 5.x, VirtualCenter Appliance, ESX Server 5.x, VirtualCenter 6.0, ESX Server 6.0, VirtualCenter 6.5 and ESX Server 6.5. RVTools […]

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[Review]: VMware PowerCLI 10.0

VMware PowerCLI 10

At 10th PowerCLI’s birthday, VMware announced new release of PowerCLI with new name and new features.

vSphere PowerCLI name has been changed to VMware PowerCLI because after 10 years of evolution, PowerCLI is automation tools for many of VMware’s products.

Also PowerCLI version number has been jumped to 10 because of celebrating 10th birthday.

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[Review]: Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0

Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0

It is highly important that data needs to be backed up and there should be an effective Disaster Recovery plan in case of data threat or a catastrophe. While data continues to grow and there are number of technology providers who offer better and comprehensive storage techniques to businesses, there has not been an alternative to the concept of backup. While costs are a major factor for businesses, having a steady backup plan to counter data threats and compliant to strict regulatory standards(including the upcoming EU’s GDPR) is necessary. Be it virtual environment backup like VMware Backup, Microsoft Hyper-V Backup or legacy environment backup like Windows Server Backup, Workstation backup, Vembu BDR Suite has been offering Backup & Recovery with their own file-system, VembuHIVE thereby easing the backup process, storage management at an extremely affordable pricing.

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[Review]: Veeam Availability Console

Veeam Availability Console

What’s Veeam Availability Console? Veeam Availability Console is new product that provided by Veeam for Service Providers. Veeam Availability Console is a FREE cloud-enabled, multi-tenant platform that delivers everything a service provider needs to deploy, manage and monitor their customers’ Veeam environments virtual, physical or cloud-based no matter where they reside. There’s no doubt that Veeam […]

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[Review]: Free SAN/Storage Performance Monitoring – STOR2RRD


STOR2RRD is a free and useful tools for SAN and storage performance and health monitoring. The tool is developed by XORUX. STOR2RRD supports wide range of SAN switches and SAN storage from most vendors.

The tool offers you end-to-end views of your storage environment including NAS and SAN and can save you significant money in operation monitoring and by predicting utilization bottlenecks in your virtualized environment.
You can also generate policy-based alerts, view overall health status of your systems, provide capacity reports and forecasting data.

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[Review]: LPAR2RRD – Free Performance Monitoring

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LPAR2RRD is a free tool for performance monitoring on server environments. It’s support IBM Power Systems and VMware vSphere. LPAR2RRD can retrieve the platforms performance data without install any agent like VMware vCenter or HMC (Hardware Management Console).

Also there is an agent for extending data collecting and also the tool supports NMON files for collecting data from operating systems.

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[Review]: Packet Drop vs Packet Loss – Linux

Packet Loss

Actually, Packet Loss occurs when one or more packet can’t reach their destination because of some issue such as link congestion, TCP can detect packet loss and send the packet again (During packet recovery process) but packet loss has impact on users, who are using streaming media application and actually all application that using unreliable protocols such as UDP.

Packet Drop is typically discarding packets on different layers after processing packets and packet drop is one of reasons of data loss in some conditions.

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[Review]: Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.3 Beta

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What’s New in v7.3 Beta Nakivo Backup & Replication 7.3 beta has new feature for backup dedplication on some storage devices as target. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides support for enterprise-grade deduplication appliances such as EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, NEC Hydrastor, Quantum DXi, and other similar appliances, which can be used as a backup target. […]

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[Review]: Vembu BDR Suite v3.8 (Free Edition)

Vembu BDR Suite 3.8

Vembu BDR Suite v3.8 – Free Edition vs Paid Edition Vembu is a leading software product development that has been  focussing on Backup and Disaster Recovery software for data centers over a decade. It’s flagship offering- the BDR Suite of products consists of VMBackup for VMware vSphere and Hyper-V, Disk Image backups for Physical machines, Workstations. Backing up individual files and folders to physical […]

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[Review]: HPE System Health Application

HPE System Health Application and Command Line Utilities The HPE System Health Application and Command Line Utilities (hp-health) is collection of applications and tools which enables monitoring of fans, power supplies, temperature sensors, and other management events. It also provides collection of command-line utilities: the ProLiant boot configuration utility (hpbootcfg), the ProLiant Management Command Line […]

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[Review]: Veeam BR – Storage-level Corruption Guard

Veeam BR - Backup Job Advanced Settings

Storage-level Corruption Guard Taking backup from virtual or physical machine is a good solution to protect data and services in an organization also some administrators taking backup form backup files on another storage space, it’s absolutely prefect but not enough! If backup is corrupted during backup session or after that, the source backup and copied […]

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[Review]: Veeam Backup & Replication Best Practices – 9.5 Update

Veeam Backup & Replication Best Practices

Veeam Backup & Replication Best Practices Veeam Architecture team has released latest guide for administrators about “Veeam Backup & Replication Best Practices” on Gitbook. The guide is including all best practices about Veeam Backup & Replication architecture and backup environment optimization. You can find best practices about Veeam Backup & Replication on the below topics: […]

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[Review]: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2


  What’s new in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.2 Nakivo has released new version of Backup & Replication suite with new features, improvements and fixed issues. Please join me to review the new features, improvements and fixes in this post. New features are as follows: Microsoft SQL Object Recovery Microsoft SQL Log Truncation Calendar Jobs […]

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[Review]: Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension


Introduction Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension Veeam Backup & Replication – PowerShell Extension or Veeam Backup and Replication PowerShell Toolkit is a snap-in to Microsoft Windows PowerShell. The Veeam Backup PowerShell snap-in allows you to do almost all operations that are available in the user interface. Keep in mind that actions performed with PowerShell […]

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