Cohesity Data Protection DEMO (Short)

Cohesity Data Protection DEMO (Short): https://youtu.be/PxT4zBS-L68

In this demo, I do a quick run through of the Cohesity 6.4.1 user interface related to the Data Protection use case specifically. This is not meant to be a complete demo of the entire interface and functionality, just a quick overview for the Data Protection use case only.

I start off by showing the types of sources you can connect to such as External Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.) as well as hypervisors, physical servers, databases, O365, Active Directory, NAS, etc.

Then I show how simple it is to create policies so that you can do local and long term retention, replication to other clusters, archive to the cloud, database logs, and much more.

The next step is to create a protection jobs for the various sources we mentioned above. We select the appropriate policy to associate to this protection job, and set various other settings such as QOA policy, SLA time frame, priority, etc.

If you would like to see a complete demo of the entire interface of our new 6.5.0 version, see my other video titled “Cohesity 6.5 User Interface Overview (DEMO)“…Click Here!

Cohesity 6.5 User Interface Overview (DEMO)

Cohesity 6.5 User Interface

Cohesity 6.5 User Interface Overview (DEMO): https://youtu.be/S-JfmpeUe7I

Want to know more about the new Cohesity 6.5 (UI) User Interface and all the core capabilities, watch the below video of the demo. Not all capabilities (old and new) are covered in this demo, it is meant to provide an overview of the core capabilities.

Topics covered in this demo:

  • Registering Sources
  • Registering External Sources
  • Creating Policies
  • Creating Protection Jobs
  • Restores (File & Virtual Machine)
  • Clone Virtual Machine
  • Creating Views/Shares (SMB/NFS/S3)
  • Cohesity Marketplace Apps
  • Reporting
  • System Information

What’s New in 6.5:

  • Comprehensive Protection for Kubernetes Namespaces
  • (CDP) Continuous Data Protection for Mission-Critical Virtual Machines
  • Heterogenous Cluster Support
  • ROBO Appliance Availability
  • Dramatically Faster SQL Database Migration
  • Higher Data Resiliency
  • Runbook Automation for VMware Failover (DR)
  • Helios Mobile App

For more detailed information on what’s new in Cohesity 6.5, see the below link.
https://www.cohesity.com/blog/cohesity-pegasus-6-5-innovation-doesnt-have-to-be-zero-sum-game/

Cohesity Public Website: https://www.cohesity.com/

Backing Up & Restoring Active Directory With Cohesity 6.5

Backing Up & Restoring Active Directory With Cohesity 6.5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azFuXXZpW68

In this video, I quickly run through how to connect to (AD) Active Directory as a source and register it as an Active Directory server using our latest software version 6.5. Then I show a Active Directory protection job I had already ran previously. And finally, I show how easy it is to perform a Active Directory restore of a user account in which I deleted at the beginning of the video.

Cohesity has an agent install that allows us to do granular backups and recoveries of Microsoft’s Active Directory objects. Anyone that has had to do an “Authoritative AD Restore” in their day knows how painful that can be after someone has deleted an entire (OU) Organizational Unit from Active Directory!

With Cohesity, you are able to backup the entire Active Directory database. Then do a granular restore of a single or multiple AD objects. The user interface presents you a comparison screen to show what AD objects are missing compared to a previous backup snapshot making it easy to see what has been deleted.

If you have enabled the AD Recycle Bin feature, we will restore it from there to ensure all the properties of the AD object are restored with it. If you do not have AD Recycling Bin enabled, we will restore the object but may be missing some properties in the same way it would with an Authoritative Restore after the Tombstone period has passed.

So system administrators can celebrate…no more are the days of doing an “Authoritative Restore” on your Domain Controllers! It is now quick and easy to restore an object.

Cohesity Public Website: https://www.cohesity.com/

Cohesity Documentation (Active Directory): https://docs.cohesity.com/6_5/Web/UserGuide/Content/Doc/ActiveDirectory.htm?tocpath=MS%20Active%20Directory%7C_____0

Backing Up, Restoring, & Cloning SQL Databases With Cohesity (v6.4.1)

Backing Up, Restoring, & Cloning SQL Databases With Cohesity (v6.4.1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUfYxIuWhD8

In this video, I will show you how to register SQL servers as a source in the Cohesity version 6.4.1 user interface. Then I show how to create two protection jobs, one for a stand-alone SQL server and another for a SQL AAG.

Then we walk through how to recover the SQL (AAG) Always on Availability Groups database to the stand-alone SQL server as well as clone it. The we wrap up by taking a quick look at the SQL Dashboard.

Cohesity has an agent install that allows us to do more granular backups and restores to SQL databases. You can protect stand-alone, clustered and (AAG) Always on Availability Groups SQL servers. You can use our “Auto-Protect” feature so that when a new SQL server has been added to a SQL cluster or AAG, it automatically gets backed up as they are added. The agent also allows you to selectively pick which databases you want to protect.

Cohesity Public Website: https://www.cohesity.com/

Cohesity Documentation (SQL): https://docs.cohesity.com/6_4_1/Web/UserGuide/Content/MSSQL/SQLRequirements.htm?tocpath=MS%20SQL%7C_____1

Running ClamAV App on the Cohesity Platform 6.5

Running ClamAV App on the Cohesity Platform 6.5.0a: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXGJVCdIseY

In this video, I walk you through enabling the use of apps on the Cohesity platform, installing, configuring and running the Clam AV app to protect file shares located on the Cohesity platform.

The Cohesity platform can act as a File/Object store (NAS) to replace your existing NAS or Windows File Shares. We also run Cohesity and 3rd party applications as containers on our platform. See our Marketplace for a full list of the available apps.

ClamAV App Description:

Protecting data on your file storage against viruses is important but relying on antivirus sitting outside of your NAS environment is inefficient. Moving data over the network for antivirus scans outside of your NAS servers adds unnecessary overhead and makes data vulnerable.

Now, with the integrated Clam AV app offered by Cohesity, users can scan the files stored in the Cohesity DataPlatform directly, without sending the files to an external scanner.

Cohesity Marketplace: https://marketplace.cohesity.com/app-details/clamav

Cohesity Public Website: https://www.cohesity.com/

Running the Insight Application on the Cohesity Platform 6.5

Running the Insight Application on the Cohesity Platform 6.5.0a: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3-M_DV0RBI

In this video, I walk through the process of downloading, installing, configuring and running the Cohesity Insight application on the Cohesity platform. I show the power of the app and how it can search for text patterns in numerous file types. See below for additional information on the Cohesity Insight application.

Insight App Description:

As backup and unstructured data grows exponentially, customers are often unaware of what data is stored, who has access to it and for how long. Customers need to retrieve or take action on files that contain specific information to gain business insights or for compliance purposes.

The Cohesity Insight app can help you easily perform an interactive text search on data stored on the Cohesity DataPlatform. The file types covered include office, text, pdf’s and zipped folders of these file types. The app can be pointed to Cohesity file shares (Views) as well as backed up objects.

Marketplace – Insight App: https://marketplace.cohesity.com/app-…

Cohesity Public Website: https://www.cohesity.com/

Cohesity Initial Configuration – Basic Overview

As of October 30th, 2019, I started a new professional journey as a pre-sales Sr systems engineer with Cohesity. After six years working for VMware doing the same thing, I decided I needed a change. So far I have been very impressed with the company and our solutions.

So here is my second enablement video with Cohesity content where I provide a basic overview of an initial configuration of a Cohesity environment (version 6.1.1).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxTUPPh3Zps&feature=youtu.be

Cohesity (UI) User Interface – Overview Video

As of October 30th, 2019, I started a new professional journey as a pre-sales Sr systems engineer with Cohesity. After six years working for VMware doing the same thing, I decided I needed a change. So far I have been very impressed with the company and our solutions.

So in true fashion, I have learned enough to be dangerous and have created my first set of enablement videos with Cohesity content. Check out my first official video I created with Cohesity where I provide an overview of the Cohesity (UI) User Interface (version 6.1.1).

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxTUPPh3Zps&feature=youtu.be

Technical 301 (DEMO) – How to Enable & Configure vSAN 6.5!

Technical 301 (DEMO) – How to Enable & Configure vSAN 6.5!

 

In this session, I provide a demo of enabling and configuring the latest version of Virtual SAN (vSAN) – version 6.5 from within the vSphere Web Client. It is extremely easy to enable, configure, and manage vSAN even if you are not a storage expert! I used the “Hands On Labs (HOL)” environment to demo how to enable and configure it. The specific HOL lab is the “HOL-1731-SDC-1 – vSAN v6.5: What’s New” lab. The HOL is free to use by anyone and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. It is a techies playground to learn how to install, configure, and manage VMware solutions. So go out and register for an account and start using the Hands-On-Labs!

VMware vSAN is the industry-leading software powering Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions. vSAN is a core building block for the Software-Defined Data Center. There are more than 7,000 customers that have adopted vSAN in their production environments.

Enables You to Evolve Without Risk

Seamlessly extend virtualization to storage with an integrated hyper-converged solution that simply works with your overall VMware environment and reduces the risk in digital transformation by using existing tools, skillsets and solutions.

Reduces TCO

Lower total cost of ownership by 50% or more with capital and operational savings. Reduce storage CapEx with software-defined storage that leverages server-side economics and affordable flash. Avoid large capital expenses by growing-as-you-go with on-demand, granular scaling of compute and storage that delivers predictable performance and costs.

Scales to Tomorrow

Prepare for tomorrow’s dynamic business in the multi-cloud era with a solution designed to utilize the latest storage and server technologies and ready to support a wide range of applications, from current business critical applications to next-gen applications using containers.

Additional vSAN 6.5 Resources:   http://www.vmware.com/products/virtual-san.html

Technical 301 (DEMO) – How to Enable & Configure vSAN 6.5:   Click Here To Watch It!!

VMware TrustPoint and AirWatch Integration Demo

VMware TrustPoint and AirWatch Integration Demo

VMware TrustPoint and AirWatch Integration Demo

Learn how out-of-the-box integration of VMware TrustPoint and AirWatch further enhances securing and managing mobile, desktop and server environments, and dynamically drives policy configuration changes across the organization for even stronger compliance and faster threat containment.


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Technical 301 (DEMO) – vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.2 – Video

Technical 301 (DEMO) – vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.2 – Video

In this session, I provide a DEMO of vRealize Network Insight or (vRNI) 3.2. I run through the entire interface and provide an overview of its capabilities and features. Some of the capabilities I show are related to Planning Security, Path Flows, Global Searching, Visual Topology, and much more!

vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. It provides planning and recommendations for implementing micro-segmentation security, plus operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployment.

Technical 301 (DEMO) – vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) 3.2:   Click here!

 

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VMware’s Partner Provided – End User Computing (EUC) TestDrive DEMO Environment!

VMware’s Partner Provided – End User Computing (EUC)  TestDrive DEMO Environment!

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For many of VMware’s partners, they don’t have a demo environment in which they can deploy VMware’s End User Computing solutions such as Horizon 7, App Volumes, User Environment Manager (UEM), etc. This is due to not having the spare server hardware or the funds to purchase hardware just for a demo environment. As a partner, they need to be able to demo the VMware EUC based solutions to their customers to show the value as it relates to the customer’s business needs.

Well the VMware partners are in luck! VMware has provided a EUC demo environment called “EUC TestDrive” in which our partners can access to demo EUC solutions to your customers. Many of the below VMware solutions are installed and ready to demo in the EUC TestDrive environment.

So if you are a VMware partner that resells VMware’s EUC-based solutions, make sure you look into the below requirements to get an account and use the EUC TestDrive Demo environment! Also, I have created an enablement video where I go through the EUC TestDrive demo environment and provide you an overview of how to use the portal and what capabilities are offered in it. So check out my overview video listed below!

EUC TestDrive Demo Environment Overview Enablement Video:  https://youtu.be/zGqiS6Mf8gc

VMware Solutions in EUC TestDrive Demo Environment:

  • Horizon 7 (Virtual Desktops)
    • NVIDIA vGPU enabled virtual desktops (High Performance – Graphics Intensive Applications)
  • Workspace ONE / VMware Identity Manager (SSO Portal)
  • VMware Verify (2-Factor Authentication)
  • TrustPoint (Enterprise Endpoint Security)
  • App Volumes (Application Virtualization)
  • (UEM) User Environment Manager (User Profile Management)
  • Airwatch / Airwatch Express (Mobile Device Management)
  • vRealize Operations for Horizon (Operations & Monitoring)
  • vRealize Log Insight (Log Management)
  • NSX Integrations with EUC Solutions (Virtual networking & security)

Partner Requirements for EUC TestDrive Account:

EUC TestDrive DEMO Portal:  https://www.vmtestdrive.com

EUC TestDrive “How-To” Videos:  https://videos.vmtestdrive.com/

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo: Integration with VMware Workspace ONE

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See what’s new to VMware Horizon Cloud and how you can integration your Horizon Cloud environment into your VMware Workspace ONE subscription. Learn more at https://blogs.vmware.com/euc/2017/02/vmware-horizon-cloud.html.


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VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud Demo

VMware Horizon Cloud delivers feature-rich virtual desktops and applications using a purpose-built cloud platform. Horizon Cloud service scales across multiple deployment options, including on-premises or fully managed infrastructure from VMWare. Learn more at: http://vmware.com/go/horizoncloud


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DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 3

(vCenter Configuration)

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This enablement video is Part 3 of a video series. In part 1, I  showed you how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In Part 2, I show you how to configure the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and go through some initial settings. If you have not watched Part 1 & 2, I highly recommend you go back and watch them first in order. The links to all (3) videos are listed below.

In the Part 3 video, I show you some basic initial configurations in the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 from the vSphere Web Client. These configurations include adding the appliance to an Active Directory domain, adding Active Directory as an Identity Source, etc.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

 

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 2

(Configuration, Backup, & Restore)

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This enablement video is part 2 of a video series. In part 1, I  showed you how to deploy the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5. In Part 2, I show you how to configure the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and go through some initial settings. Then I show you the new feature in the VCSA 6.5 appliance where you can directly backup and restore VCSA from the appliance itself. This is one of the new features of the VCSA 6.5. This like some of the other new features (Builtin  – HA / Update Manager) are only available in the VCSA 6.5, but not in the Windows-based version of vCenter Server 6.5.

If you missed Part 1 of this demo series, I highly recommend you watch it first before watching Part 2. Then after watching Part 1 & 2, watch Part 3 which covers configuring the vCenter Server via the vSphere Web Client.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Backup, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)

DEMO: vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying)

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Are you looking to deploy the new vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.5 into your lab or production environment? If so, check out my demo video that will walk you through how to deploy the VCSA 6.5. I cover the basic configuration settings to get you up and running quickly!

After you watch this video, then watch Part 2 & 3 of this demo series covering the configuration of the appliance itself from the appliance admin console and then from within the vSphere Web Client.

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 1 (Deploying):   https://youtu.be/h8zmNXSlIu0

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 2 (Configuration, Back, & Restore):   https://youtu.be/s3fbojeXzys

DEMO: VCSA 6.5 – Part 3 (vCenter Configuration):   https://youtu.be/sO7rfqtv_S0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VMware vSphere 6.5 Embedded Update Manager (VUM) Demo

VMware vSphere 6.5 Embedded Update Manager (VUM) Demo

VMware vSphere 6.5 Embedded Update Manager…

In VMware vSphere 6.5, Update Manager (VUM) is now fully embedded with the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). See an overview of the user interface and how to upgrade a cluster to VMware ESXi 6.5.


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Get step-by-step guidance for installing, configuring & managing VMware products & solutions

Get step-by-step guidance for installing,…

The VMware Feature Walkthrough site provides step-by-step guidance for installing, configuring & managing VMware products & solutions.


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VMware’s EUC TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch Solutions

TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch Solutions – VMware Blogs

TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch…

Moving to Windows 10 is a struggle for customers even though they understand the urgency driven by the Windows 7 end of life coming next July. Some of these customers are in the planning stages while others are still researching what to do and developing a plan. Partners, especially those in trusted advisor roles, are […] The post TestDrive Accelerates Windows 10 and AirWatch Solutions appeared first on Power of Partnership .


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New Feature Added to EUC TestDrive Demo Environment: VMware Verify!

New Feature Added to EUC TestDrive Demo Environment:

VMware Verify!

 

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TestDrive is a fully featured, integrated and globally available demonstration environment provided by VMware for use by our Field, Partners and Customers. Powered by VMware Workspace Suite, TestDrive features: Workspace ONE, Horizon Desktop and Application Virtualization, Horizon FLEX and AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management. Check out our knowledge base for assistance with Registration, activation, passwords, customer invites and demo walkthroughs.

VMware Identity Manager has integrated with two-factor authentication solutions up to this point using SAML and RADIUS protocols.  However, customers who did not already have a 2FA solution had to purchase one separately. Now, VMware Verify is built in to VMware Identity Manager at no additional cost, providing a 2FA solution for Workspace ONE applications.

VMware Verify can be set as a requirement on a per app basis for web or virtual apps on the Workspace ONE launcher OR to login to Workspace ONE to view your launcher in the first place. The VMware Verify app is currently available on iOS and Android.

VMware Verify supports 3 methods of authentication:

  • OneTouch approval
  • One-time passcode via VMware Verify app (soft token)
  • One-time passcode over SMS

 

VMware Verify (FAQ, Walkthrough Info & Talking Points):  http://support.vmtestdrive.com/article/252-vmware-verify-demo-walkthrough

VMware Verify Walkthrough Video – Direct Link:  https://videos.vmtestdrive.com/cards/46058c7c-9177-4f1e-9c53-a58b5475eeda

Sign Up for EUC TestDrive (VTSP-Mobility Accreditation Required):  https://portal.vmtestdrive.com/session/new

 

There’s a Lab for That! Try VMware Products From the Convenience of Your Browser via Hands-on Labs (HOL)

There’s a Lab for That! Try VMware Products From the Convenience of Your Browser via Hands-on Labs (HOL)

There’s a lab for that! Try VMware products…

VMware Hands-on Labs demonstrate the value of VMware solutions in real-time. Get up and running with the latest HOL’s in your browser in mere minutes, via hands-on labs – no installation required.


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There's a Lab for That! Try VMware Products From the Convenience of Your Browser via Hands-on Labs (HOL)

There’s a Lab for That! Try VMware Products From the Convenience of Your Browser via Hands-on Labs (HOL)

There’s a lab for that! Try VMware products…

VMware Hands-on Labs demonstrate the value of VMware solutions in real-time. Get up and running with the latest HOL’s in your browser in mere minutes, via hands-on labs – no installation required.


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AirWatch Express Demo

AirWatch Express Demo

AirWatch Express Demo

AirWatch Express is an MDM solution for organizations looking for a fast and simple way to setup and secure their mobile devices. Learn more at https://airwatchexpress.com


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