Paolo Valsecchi
Paolo Valsecchi
System Engineer, VCP-DCV, vExpert, VMCE, Veeam Vanguard, Author of virtual blog

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on March 7, 2023
Veeam: how to backup ZFS File System

Backing up data from ZFS to Veeam requires an individual approach. Since ZFS is not supported by snapshot-based backup, you will need a workaround. Veeam Agent for Linux will help you. However, there is a number of steps you need to follow in order to configure the process successfully.  Learn More

Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on December 20, 2022
Join a Linux VM to Active Directory using SSSD

It is recommended to use SSSD (System Security Services Daemon) as the authentication method of choice for joining Linux VMs (in the newer OS versions) to Active Directory. SSSD allows you to connect local systems to external ones, as well as access remote directories and authentication mechanisms safely.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on November 15, 2022
Veeam v11 backup to Google Cloud Storage

Veeam Backup & Recovery v11 now includes the option to backup data to Google Cloud Storage. This provides more flexibility to users who wish to choose Google over Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or other public cloud vendors. Such a feature offers further user-friendliness while still abiding by the 3-2-1 backup rule.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on August 11, 2022
Migrate Root CA to a new server

For Windows Server users, it’s necessary to run a current OS version to enjoy relevant support from Microsoft. However, some users, for one reason or another, may choose to run an obsolete WS version on a server. In this care, you will need to migrate your Root Certificate Authority (CA) to a newer WS version on a new server to assure everything works properly.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on April 5, 2022
VMware DEM configure default applications

VMware Dynamic Environment Manager (DEM) is used to manage profile settings for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) users. The tool is designed for VMware Horizon and has a wide range of functions, among which there’s a handy ability to retain customizations and files of a user in their VD profile while storing them in a File Server.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on October 28, 2021
Decommission ADFS Office 365 After Migrating to Azure AD

If you’ve switched to Active Directory (AD) authentication, you’ll need to decommission AD Federation Services (ADFS) Office 365. You’ll need to do that because Microsoft Office 365 identity platform is no longer usable after that migration. It’s not a complicated procedure but you have to execute it properly to avoid conflict.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on August 19, 2021
VMware UAG: configure Azure MFA (SAML)

VMware users will be glad to hear that the latest Unified Access Gateway (UAG) versions provide the SAML-based multifactor authentication feature. Now, find out how to make your whole authentication process more protected with the solutions such as Azure MFA!

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on June 1, 2021
Migrating a Citrix XenServer VM to VMware

StarWind V2V Converter / P2V Migrator is a convenient tool for converting and cloning physical machines, virtual disks, and VMs across various scenarios (P2V / V2V / P2C / V2C / C2C). The software solution is free and compatible with all industry-standard hypervisors, like VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Xen Project, and KVM.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on March 11, 2021
VMware Horizon: grant permissions in Active Directory

Having a controlled minimum set of permissions in your Active Directory (AD) will ensure nothing will slip during clone publishing. Otherwise, VMware Horizon, when instant clones are published, can make unwanted corrections in the AD service account while creating computer objects in the target organizational unit. You don’t want that.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on November 19, 2020
VMware Horizon 2006 upgrade from version 7.x

We’ve saved you a lot of time, effort, and frustration by compiling all the essential steps to take if you want to upgrade from Horizon series 7.x to Horizon 2006. The article covers the compatibility matrix, which features to uninstall before proceeding with the upgrade, what backup precautions to perform, and all the other good stuff.

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