Basic Hyper-V virtual NIC management
Posted by Boris Yurchenko on June 12, 2018

Alternative scheme of StarWind VSAN setup

Working as a StarWind Support engineer is sometimes tricky, as on certain occasions my colleagues and I have to deal with things that go far beyond supporting only the StarWind products. In many cases, it is closely connected with hypervisors, client’s software used in clustered VMs with their storage on StarWind HA disks.


Forget about disasters sabotaging your IT environment thanks to stretched clustering
Posted by Dmytro Malynka on June 5, 2018

install all Windows Updates, Failover Cluster, MPIO features, and the Hyper-V role

For all our customers running HyperConverged Appliances, it’s a common thing to consider the implementation of stretched scenario having numerous locations and offices. Within this scenario, StarWind Virtual SAN distributes Highly Available storage for a Failover Cluster that spans two geographic locations.


Take your backup infrastructure security and cost efficiency to the next level with StarWind VTL for Backblaze and Veeam
Posted by Sergey Sanduliak on May 30, 2018


I would like to introduce you a complex solution that combines backup storage pool, backup software, and ability to offload the backup data to the fast cloud storage. All this functionality works in unison, creating an easy-to-manage and reliable environment for your backups.


How to Perform Check Disk on Cluster Shared Volume on StarWind VSAN
Posted by Vitalii Feshchenko on May 24, 2018

Turning on the Maintenance Mode from GUI

Sometimes, you can see an error in Failover Cluster Manager as “Chkdsk scan needed on volume”. It might happen due to some potential problems on a disk. To fix the issue, the system advices you to run a Chkdsk which is the well-known command for every system administrator.


Install Gitlab, HTTPS and the container registry
Posted by Gary Williams on May 22, 2018


For those of you who haven’t come across Gitlab or maybe even those of you who have but think it’s something that only developers use then I’d like to dispel that because Gitlab is a fantastic repository for scripts of all shapes and sizes. Not only that but from Gitlab 8.8 and up, it is possible to enable the Gitlab docker registry which allows Gitlab to also be a target for images created for docker. Overall, it is quite a powerful tool with more than one trick up its digital sleeve.


Chain Veeam Backup job to reduce backup window
Posted by Romain Serre on May 17, 2018
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From medium to large companies, the backup window is most of the time critical. Usually, we expect that most of the backup jobs are completed in the night to not impact the production. The other constraint is the backup order. Some backup jobs must not run simultaneously. So, you have to choose at which time the first backup job starts and then make an assumption of the backup duration to start the second job after the first is finished. Because of these two constraints, sometimes it is complicated to plan the backup job and to keep an effective backup window.


How to protect users against Malicious Websites using CryptoMiners via Windows Defender Application Guard
Posted by Vladan Seget on May 15, 2018

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Fairly often, unexperienced end users get caught on some website which uses malware or newly some crypto miners which uses up to 70% of your PCs power to mine a cryptocurrency for some hackers. So how to protect at best those end users? One of the new ways is to use Microsoft’s built-in utility called Windows Defender Application Guard (WDAG).
The tool is designed for W10 Enterprise version only and the system has to support to run Hyper-V role. Microsoft introduced a new layer of defense-in-depth protection which uses Hyper-V for isolation purposes.


Top 5 solutions to make huge data transferring with AWS a breeze
Posted by Sergey Sanduliak on May 10, 2018


These days, many organizations keep huge amounts of data on premises. Things worked like that from the very beginning of IT era when data was stored and processed in one place. In our fast-pacing world, we must take into consideration all possible ways to improve the operational cycle and bring innovation into it. You don’t move forward – you move backward.

You want to minimize storage and maintenance costs? Wanna get an offsite disaster recovery storage solution with five nines availability? Need an affordable and easily accessible cold storage? You can consider migrating to a cloud! The migration to the cloud is a logical way of IT infrastructure evolution.


Why upgrade to VMware vSphere 6.7 (or why not)
Posted by Andrea Mauro on May 8, 2018

Risultati immagini per Virtual TPM 2.0 vsphere 6.7

Now that VMware vSphere 6.7 has been announced and it’s also available in General Availability (GA), some people may ask if it makes sense upgrade to this version (or when will make sense upgrade to 6.7). Is a GA release ready for a production environment? Or is it mature and stable enough?


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

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.