Archive for the ‘VCB’ Category

Trilead VM Explorer

Posted on December 2nd, 2008 in Data Center, VCB, Virtualization | No Comments »

I found this tools from the Internet which provide some impress features to allow the users to manage the backup and VM explorer as an alternative from the only tools we have on the VM infrastructure today. Trilead is able to work as explorer for you to  manage, review, monitor and task execution on your VM infrastructure farm.  It able to provide the inventory listing in details for us to manage the VM infrastructure as an alternative. Screenshots is attached for reference purposes.

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Why not backing up the VM with VCB

Posted on August 26th, 2008 in VCB, Virtualization | 4 Comments »

VCB is Cool? But it may not Cool for me.

Since the day VMware had launched the VCB to the public which promising to deliver the real solution for backup related. I am really followed up the news since the day they declare the roadmap until it get down to the market of the release.

I should say I am disappointed with the VCB abilities today as I do believe to get VCB work, there had been too much extra cost had needed to be incurred to our investment. As you may aware, I believe the most popular backup software now days which fully integrated well with VCB in the market, which had been demo LIVE during the VMworld year 2007 is only Symantec Netbackup. To setup the POC and test is not too tough in this case, but I started realize as it didn’t really justify the amount of money I should put in to my backup environment.

As for most of the VMs in production today which had been considered critical and important, but it still not as important as the physical DB or ERP servers which run in production. To have VCB in place, the TCO is higher than using the standard Netbackup we currently.
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