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Configuring EMC DataDomain Boost FC with Veeam B&R

The idea beside this blog post comes up after a meeting with a customer, who configured a physical Veeam proxy for writing VMs backups on a EMC DataDomain system.

I was checking the proxy configuration when I noticed that the customer presented 32 DD Boost FC devices to the proxy. So, I asked why this number. The answer was: “because 32 looks like a good number”.

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Dealing with OpenStack – Introduction


Part1 – Introduction
Part2 – Installation
Part3 – Configuration
Part4 – Running a VM


The cloud in general is definitely one of the most discussed and interesting topics that come up in almost every discussion or meeting with IT folks.

During the last year OpenStack has been practically unknown for me so this summer I decided to play around with it in my lab.

After reading the official documentation I started installing OpenStack from scratch, using the minimal configuration. I chose CentOS because you can install the entire platform using RDO packages (OpenStack RPM distribution) but even if the packages are ready to be installed, with this process, you still need to customize the entire installation by editing hundreds of configuration files.

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echo “Hello World!” >



A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to buy a VM in some cloud platform. After some research I found on Twitter that Cloud At Cost was offering very good fares to get your own VM in cloud.

Well, I’ve said, now I have my own VM and my own IP address. What could I do?

Bought a domain, configured the DNS and after some time spent playing with the VM and securing it I started to install WordPress. Because of my technical background the initial setup was quite easy. What is not easy at all was to start writing.  I’ve always thought about blogging but I’ve never felt like it was the right moment (maybe the holidays gave me enough time to think about it).

I haven’t decided yet what kind of blog this will be. For sure the main topic will be technology and some other geek stuff but I would like also to share some other generic things.

As of today this is a completely “work in progress”, so please expect changes of almost everything in the next months.

More about me can be found in my dedicated page.

Stay tuned!

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