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 July 14, 2020
Configure VMware Horizon 7 to access physical machines

The global lockdown has skyrocketed VDIs and remote client access through the roof. Ensuring that the remote working process is both performant and secure is key. Horizon 7 is one such tool, which relies on encrypted connections and different authentication protocols, assuring safe and controlled access to physical computers at the office.
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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on March 31, 2020
Migrate Azure AD Connect to a New Server

Azure Active Directory Connect (AAD Connect) is a sync tool usually used to synchronize Active Directory accounts with the Office 365 environment. If the need to migrate to a new server emerges, you have to follow specific steps in strict order to migrate your AAD Connect tool first to avoid any synchronization issues.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on February 13, 2020
Upgrade AD FS 3.0 to Windows Server 2016/2019

Everybody knows Microsoft is one of the flagships of industry, and as an enterprise with such a reputation, they intend to keep it up. Yet another new upgrade shows how you can find out for yourself in practice what new can offer Active Directory Federation Services for Windows Server 2019!

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on October 31, 2019
vSphere 6.7: hot migrate VMs to different clusters with vMotion

Not every company owns a sophisticated infrastructure packed with shared storage, virtual SANs, NVMe, etc. Migrating systems, especially VMs, in an average IT environment could create workload disruptions because you’d have to stall other processes. Finally, however, those days are over: vMotion can migrate your VMs while keeping all systems active and operational.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on July 4, 2019
vCSA connected to dvSwitch is unaccessible after restore

VMware provides its clients with multiple useful features and tools, one of them being vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). It is a preconfigured Linux virtual machine, designed specifically for the running VMware vCenter Server. Admittedly, that makes your life a lot easier, which is why you would not want to lose a connection to a virtual machine. However, that is what happens when your VMware hypervisor is configured with a Distributed Switch (dvSwitch).

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on February 28, 2019
Veeam: re-map MoRef ID of protected VMs when replacing the vCenter Server

“Object with reference <vmname> was not found in the hierarchy cache.” Have you ever met such an error message during replacing the vCenter Server configured in Veeam Backup & Replication? Or maybe in the case of an inventory change in the vCenter? A similar message pops up when a Virtual Machine’s MoRef changes. To complete backup jobs successfully, you need to re-map the MoRef ID of protected VMs, namely to keep same MoRef IDs for all protected virtual machines. How should that be done?

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on December 20, 2018
Office 365 update AD FS SSL certificate with Azure AD Connect

The flawless operation of your Office 365 infrastructure directly depends on the updates installed on time. An SSL certificate provides secure communication between Office 365 components. If it expires, your infrastructure becomes unprotected. This is where the Azure AD Connect tool comes in. With its help, you can update the SSL certificate for both AD FS and WAP Servers quickly and easily.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on October 11, 2018
Migrate On-Premises Virtual Machines to AWS

Migration of virtual machines is an important feature of virtualization technology that allows applications to move transparently along with their runtime environments between physical machines. AWS Server Migration Service (SMS) allows the migration of one or multiple on-premises virtual machines to AWS in an easy way from a single pane of glass. Plan, automate, and track step-by-step replication of running server volumes with just one tool — the AWS console!

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on July 18, 2018
VMware vSphere: Handy tips on working with Content Libraries

Typically, Content Libraries are used for keeping VM templates, vApp templates, ISO files, and all that jazz you typically share within your network. With such capability, that thing makes vSphere admins’ life easier allowing them to ensure consistency within the infrastructure under workloads. So, if you have never used it before, it may be high time to learn more about Content Libraries. Learn the basics of working with Content Libraries in VMware vSphere in the full article by Paolo Valsecchi.

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Posted by Paolo Valsecchi on May 3, 2018
Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 – Protection Groups

Protection Groups is a new feature introduced with the Update 3 of Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and allows the administrators to backup physical servers and workstations through the use of Agents. In this article will be explained the procedure to create Protection Groups and their use in the backup jobs.

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