Didier Van Hoye
Didier Van Hoye
Didier Van Hoye is an IT veteran with over 17 years of expertise in Microsoft technologies, storage, virtualization and networking. He works mainly as a subject matter expert advisor and infrastructure architect in Wintel environments leveraging DELL hardware to build the best possible high performance solutions with great value for money. He contributes his experience and knowledge to the global community as Microsoft MVP in Hyper-V, a Veeam Vanguard, a member of the Microsoft Extended Experts Team in Belgium and a DELL TechCenter Rockstar. He does so as a blogger, author, presenter and public speaker

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on July 15, 2021
SMB over QUIC Testing Guide – Part II

In Part 1 we focused on overall information on SMB over QUIC and how to make the necessary preparations for all to function well. Today, we’ll focus on the technicalities. It will be somewhat a tedious process but we’ve laid out everything in minute detail, so you don’t have to break your neck trying to figure it all out 😉

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on July 13, 2021
SMB over QUIC Testing Guide – Part I

Previously, we discussed how Windows Server 2022 is continuing to push the QUIC networking transport protocol on top of UDP. In this article, we’ll focus on SMB storage protocol over QUIC, how it prevents server spoofing, how it’s integrated into the client and the server, how to prepare for its work, and other related topics.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on June 30, 2021
QUIC, HURRY UP!

Windows Server 2022 will see various novelties. Among others, it will push its QUIC, TLS 1.3, HTTP/3, and SMB 3.1.1 protocols as new standards. QUIC, specifically, is presented as an alternative to TCP and is often dubbed “TCP/2.” But are these protocols worth being standardized? And what are the challenges?

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on February 11, 2021
Evolution and trends in backup storage for Microsoft environments with Veeam in 2021

More transparency, fewer hardware restrictions, freedom of choice, clarity of control, and immutability — that’s where backups are headed. Microsoft has been taking too long to adapt its ReFS to those consumer demands. Veeam and Linux, on the other hand, leverage those trends and offer immutability with reasonable freedom of object and cloud storage choice.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on January 26, 2021
Veeam Hardened Linux Repository – Part III

Part 2 discussed adding the Linux server to Veeam managed servers and adding immutable repositories, along with incompatible configs that Veeam’ll block if you try using them. Today, you will learn about the entire configuration deeper: how immutability works, scenarios with bad actors, how they can succeed, and how to test if all is working fine.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on January 21, 2021
Veeam Hardened Linux Repository – Part II

Part 1 discussed what a hardened repository was, how Veeam B&R V11 had everything to achieve that, and how to set up Linux for those purposes. Now, you will learn how to add the Linux server to Veeam managed servers and how to add immutable repositories. You’ll also learn about incompatible configs that Veeam will block if you try to use them.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on January 19, 2021
Veeam Hardened Linux Repository – Part I

Veeam Backup & Replication V11 introduced the ability to build your own immutable, hardened backup repository. There’s no more need to use third-party compatible solutions, like WORM disk storage or others. Now, you can do that using any server with storage that meets the requirements plus several supported Linux distros and XFS.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on June 23, 2020
A compact, high capacity, high throughput, and low latency backup target for Veeam Backup & Replication v10

Contemporary Enterprise-grade environments have all-out unstoppable demands. Apart from exceptional redundancy and uptime, such infrastructures need impeccable backup. It must be in a hardened, non-domain joined setup that’s independent of the fabrics and workloads it protects, abide by the 3-2-1 rule, and have a small footprint.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 9, 2020
A highly available SMTP relay solution – Part II

In the previous part, the article focused on the design of HA SMTP relay solutions. It also outlined the steps you should take to correctly prepare for setting up. In this part, you will get the detailed step-by-step guide on how to actually set up the solution without any trouble. The process is cumbersome but manageable.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 7, 2020
A highly available SMTP relay solution – Part I

This article is part one of a two-part series on configuring a highly available, on-premises SMTP relay solution. In this part, we discuss the design and do all the preparational work before setting up the actual SMTP relay solution in part two.

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