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Vembu BDR Essentials – Now up to 10 CPU Sockets


With the launch of the Essentials package being a huge success, we are now happy to announce that we are extending the package limit for the benefit of small and medium business.

Previously, businesses having 6 CPU sockets/50 VMs and lesser could avail the Essentials package to cut down on their backup cost, but now it is extended to 10 CPU sockets/100 VMs.

The essence of the Essentials package is to help small businesses to cut down on their data protection expenses. With the extended Essentials package, even mid-sized businesses can avail the benefits at the same cost, without compromising on the features.

Vembu BDR Essentials is available both at the host and VM level and at the same time users can also opt for either the Standard or Enterprise edition based on their requirements. Both editions offer a defined set of features which meets the backup requirements of a virtualized environment.


Under the Essentials package, users can avail all the features available under the Vembu BDR suite like

  • Agentless VMBackup
  • Near Continuous Data Protection
  • Application-aware backups
  • Instant Recovery
  • Automatic backup verification, etc

Your business grows as time goes, and your infrastructure grows along with it. When there comes a time, where your backup requirements exceed 10 CPU sockets, check out our Vembu BDR Suite which will cover the backup requirements of bigger businesses.

The Essentials package is designed specifically for virtual environments, however, with Vembu BDR Suite you can protect machines running on any environment, be it physical, virtual or the Cloud.

Experience modern data protection with this latest Vembu BDR Suite v4.0. Try the 30 days free trial here: https://www.vembu.com/vembu-bdr-suite-download/

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Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012–installation and configuration

I this blog post I’ll describe how to install and configure Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 from the scratch.
Why I chose to use Hyper-V Server 2012 in my production environment?
1. It’s free!
2. Less maintenance!
3. We don’t need to restart the host so often for the updates!
4. Performance and security reasons!

In this scenario I have HP ML 350G6 with 2 CPUs 32GB of RAM and 3TB disk.
HP have a great tool called HP SmartStart CD with integrated drivers and other tools required for server management, but in this case doesn’t work because WS 2012 and Hyper-V 2012 is not covered. I used this tool to create RAID array.


How do I integrate the drivers, (network, storage, etc…)? I used Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit software.




After a very short time, my Hyper-V Server 2012 is up and running.

When Hyper-V Server 2012 console appears you can to configure Domain, Computer Name, Remote Management, Network Settings and so on….
If you don’t like command line you can use Hyper-V management console or even better Virtual Machine Manager console to connect to your Hyper-V Server 2012.
Of course, there are third-party tools, like 5nine, vtUtilities… that can maintain Hyper-V Server remotely.

Few words about Hyper-V Server 2012.
Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities, and supporting components such as failover clustering, bud doesn’t contain the robust set of features and roles as the Windows Server operating system.
Differences between Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V role installed and Hyper-V Server 2012:
– There is no GUI. You use PowerShell, SConfig, or remote administration to manage the machine.
– There are no free virtualization rights to install Windows Server in guest OS’s on this machine. This means it is good for labs, VDI, Linux hosting and upgrading older hosts without SA.
– It is stripped down so it is just a Hyper-V host and nothing else.

I hope that you will enjoy in Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 Winking smile

KulenDayz 2012 MS Community Event

KulenDayz 2012 conference is regional Microsoft community event which is held in Beli Manastir from August 31.2012 to September 2.2012.
This will be my first KulenDayz conference, and I am very proud that I’ll be the speaker with one lecture and one workshop Winking smile. I’ll talk about System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller. The main theme of the workshop will be a Private Cloud which I held with my colleague Tomica Kaniški, and where attendees could taste the passion of Private Cloud Smile.
For more information visit official KulenDayz 2012 web site.

I’m looking forward to see you at the KulenDayz 2012. Smile