Category Archives: VMWare

Network Configuration Running Hyper-V on vSphere

There are plenty of articles out there describing how to run Hyper-V on vSphere, e.g.  https://www.pluralsight.com/blog/tutorials/run-hyper-v-vsphere-5-1

However after following these instructions I found I still had an issue with my configuration. My Hyper-V guest VMs would pick up an IP address from DHCP but I couldn’t communicate with them subsequently. There are a number of potential causes of this, including a mis-configuration of the Hyper-V vSwitch. However, in my case the cause was in the layer above – on my ESXi host. Continue reading

Veeam Backup and Replication, vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager Features Comparison

Introduction

I was asked by a client recently to evaluate the DR replication and recovery features of Veeam Backup and Replication 9.0 (VBR) in comparison to the incumbent vSphere Replication 6.1 (VR) / Site Recovery Manager 6.1 (SRM) solution. I thought that the results would be worth sharing, Continue reading