Veeam PowerShell inconsistencies

I enjoy using Microsoft Windows PowerShell. I think it is great that more third-parties are creating PowerShell interfaces to their own products. VMware has vSphere PowerCLI and Pure Storage has its PowerShell Toolkit. This week, I began learning and using Veeam PowerShell to manage my Veeam Backup and Replication servers and jobs. Unfortunately, I’m finding …

Use PowerShell to change all Veeam backup jobs to Forever Forward Incremental Backup

This week I updated all of my employer’s Veeam Backup and Replication servers to version 8 update 1. One of the nice features of Veeam BR 8 is its new Forever Forward Incremental Backup method. The FFIB method produces a backup chain that consists of the first full backup and a set of forward incremental …

Using View PowerCLI to prepare for a VMware Horizon View 6 upgrade

In a few weeks, I will be upgrading my employer’s VMware Horizon View environment from version 5.2 to version 6.0. Some of the steps in the Preparing vCenter Server and View Composer for an Upgrade documentation are rather repetitive. Here are my notes on how I might perform these steps via View PowerCLI. View PowerCLI …

How Allscripts Pro EHR can cripple your VDI infrastructure

As the administrator of a VMware Horizon View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for a county hospital, I’m frequently looking for applications that abuse infrastructure resources by consuming excessive CPU, RAM, or Disk. Allscripts Pro EHR and Allscripts Pro PM are two applications that often create unnecessary challenges in our environment. Allscripts Pro PM requires Microsoft …

How to move automated persistent desktops to another cluster

My objective was to upgrade vSphere host from 1 gigabt Ethernet to 10 gigabit Ethernet connections. All of my VMware Horizon View 5.2 linked-clone desktops resided in a single cluster of 10 hosts that I’ll call Cluster A. I had an even mix of persistent and non-persistent desktops. Cluster B was needed Through trial and …