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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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