Database Recovery Using a Zerto Failover Test

This guest post is by Ryan of VIRTUBYTES where you can find his back catalog of posts. Ryan writes about VMware products and a lot of related infrastructure technologies.

A few weeks back, we discussed Zerto’s ability to perform point-in-time file level restores directly from the replication journal. However, what if the data you need from 30 minutes ago isn’t readily compiled into a file or requires manual intervention to produce; such as a database backup or a PST export of Exchange mailbox items? Introducing Zerto Failover Tests for data recovery.


vBrownBag Follow-Up What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Security with Mike Foley (@mikefoley)

Mike Foley, TME for Security will be discussing what’s new in vSphere 6.5 security. What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Security Video Show Notes: What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Security. Presenter: Mike Foley Twitter: @mikefoley – VM Escape is not the problem you are looking for! (1:00) – When do I get encryption? (1:35) – VMware’s Read more about vBrownBag Follow-Up What’s New in vSphere 6.5 Security with Mike Foley (@mikefoley)[…]

VSAN 6.2 study notes (Part 1) by @davidmirror

This guest post is by David Espejo, who blogs at, where you can find his back catalogue of posts. David writes mainly in Spanish, but has an expanding English language section here. Find out more about the guest blogger program here.

Welcome!. This site is mainly written in spanish but i’m starting to open a new section for an english-speaking audience, touching different topics that -I consider- may have even more resonance in the broader reach that english language enable in this globalized world😉

As part of my preparation for the VCAP6-DCV Design exam, I red different official documents and came across with a bunch of notes written, mainly, in a very informal format that could be rapidly understood by me when I needed to review them. I have practical experience deploying VSAN since the creepy 1.0 version and I have witnessed the constant effort from the VMware team to enhance the product.


vBrownBag TechTalk schedule at NetApp Insight 2016

We are on the ground in lovely Las Vegas and will be making videos at NetApp Insight starting tomorrow.

The schedule is mostly set. There will no doubt be modifications as there always are.

If you are not here at the Mandalay Bay, then you can watch the live stream of the presentations on our TechTalks live page. If you are in a different time zone, then use this page to get an idea of what the times are close to you.

Also, big thanks to the team at NetApp for bringing us here to make some video.



New URL, New Location, All vBrownbag, All the Time.

It’s been a todo item for a long time. Moving the site from to A big reason is that we don’t just cover VMware related content anymore. We have you covered for your OpenStack needs as well as Cisco and Microsoft. All your links should all still work, they will just get Read more about New URL, New Location, All vBrownbag, All the Time.[…]

#vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld USA

It is again that time of year, VMworld is next month. So now is the time to plan out your community contribution at VMworld. The vBrownBag crew will be making TechTalks in the hang space again. As usual, these are 10-minute technical presentations by community members that help other community members gain skills. You can Read more about #vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld USA[…]