January 18, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

One of our Nimesa customers get this error on Event Logs, CheckTokenMembership. hr = 0x80070005, Access is denied when he takes a consistent backup using Nimesa. We found out this error is from VSS Requestor, This happens when UAC(user account control) is active. Which blocks even the administrators group users from performing operation in admin mode. Right-click at the bottom of the Windows Server Start screen, select All apps and click Run.Enter regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > policies > system.Right-click EnableLUA, and then select Modify.In Value data, enter 0 and then click OK.  The following message displays:You must restart your computer to turn off User Account Control Click to restart this computer

January 18, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

When we are deploying our Nimesa Appliance and running on client environment, we noticed that there are no disk serial number for virtual disks on Windows server 2016, later we came to know that deployment of Windows Server 2016 happened using deprecated vSphere thick client As per the VMware KB article, If the VM is not created with vSphere WebClient, the advanced parameter “disk.EnableUUID” is not set. and we have noticed this issue happening only with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 not in Windows 2k12 and 2K12 R2 In this scenario, we have to set the enable the disk UUID for…

January 16, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

One of our Nimesa customers faced this issue in his environment, That organization has Active Directory and they use AD for all the Machines in their datacenter. While taking the backup using Nimesa the user got The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship error, he cannot able to connect to the machine through RDP. We connected to the machine from console Login with local admin or user with admin rightsJoin the computer to the WORKGROUPRe-join back to DOMAINLogin back with the domain user that was used The above steps solved…

January 8, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Nimesa Software based Data protection and copy data management solution supports Microsoft SQL Server full backup and log backup, recently we got a customer request why Nimesa is skipping the Simple recovery model database during log backup Simple recovery model doesnt support log backups. Simple recovery model database automatically reclaims the log space to keep space requirements small, essentially eliminating the need to manage the transaction log space The following features are not supported by SQL Server if your database is in Simple recovery model Log shippingAlways On or Database mirroringMedia recovery without data lossPoint-in-time restores Under the simple recovery…

January 2, 2019 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Deploying a virtual machine from a template is an easy task but cloning a virtual machine will maintain its computer name, serial number and the license information and deploying multiple Virtual machines for dev test is also a painful job We can achieve it more easily using vSphere powercli, modify the below script according to your lab details and run it Change the vCenter HostCredentials ( username and password )Number of VM to deployFrom which template you want to create a cloneOS Custom specificationTo which datastore you want to clone the virtual machinesTo which ESXi node you want to attach…

December 25, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Storage capacity consumed by multiple unnecessary data copies costs businesses as much as $44 billion annually, according to IDC. It estimates that redundant copies of the same data ( copy data) account for more than 60% of enterprise disk storage capacity. The redundant copies are compounded by rational practices intended to protect the business with multiple separate copies of production data like full backups, disaster recovery copy, test and dev, data analytics All the extra storage comes at a cost, data storage isn’t cheap, businesses have to waste more money on unnecessary storage expenses. There are many Copy Data management…

December 14, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Like every computer needs harddisk VM or Cloud Instances are no exception. In Amazon, EBS is the virtual hard disk for your EC2 instances, it stores data as blocks and it is like a traditional file system you can format it with any file system and use EBS is not a stand-alone storage, you cannot use EBS volumes like S3 and unlike VMware Virtual Disks you cannot share the EBS between instances at the same time. Until 2012 Amazon had a single type EBS volumes The magnetic standard volume then they had another two more types ( General Purpose SSD and…

December 1, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

Uploading files to vCenter server appliance ( VCSA ) using WinSCP ( SFTP / SCP)  While establishing the connection if you are getting error like ? Host is not communicating for more than 15 seconds. Still waiting. Note If the problem repeats, try turning off ‘Optimize connection buffer size’. SSH to VCSA machine (putty) and enable the shell Command> shell.set –enabled TrueCommand> shell It will enter into Appliance shell mode then run the below command to make root user to use bash chsh -s /bin/bash root To revert back to Appliance shell for root chsh -s /bin/appliancesh root

November 26, 2018 Vignesh Sathiyanantham

By default Photon OS comes with DHCP enabled, this is good enough for testing. In some case if you want to set static IP to your PhotonOS VM To get list of interfaces networkctl My network device name is eth0 ls /etc/systemd/network You will get a DHCP configuration file (99-dhcp-en.network in my case), take a backup of that file and create a new file 99-static-en.network root@photon-machine [ ~ ]# vi /etc/systemd/network/99-static-en.network [Match]Name=eth0[Network]Address=10.0.0.110/8Gateway=10.0.0.1 Save and restart the service systemd-networkd systemctl restart systemd-networkd If you are getting “Could not load configuration files: Permission denied” error change the permission of the file to 644 chmod 644 /etc/systemd/network/*…