How to check Veeam configuration backup version

Today I was teaching the Veeam Certified Engineer course. During the course one of the students asked me how to could check which version of Veeam Backup & Replication was used to create a configuration backup.   Full credit for this goes to Ben Milligan of Veeam in this tweet.   Step 1. Open location […]

VMware launches new vSphere 5.5 courses with 15% discount

Just saw noticed VMware is running a campaign discount to help celebrate the launch of their new vSphere 5.5 courses.   The new courses are: Fast Track 5.5 Optimize and Scale 5.5 Skills For Operators 5.5 Troubleshooting Workshop 5.5 Install, Configure, Manage 5.5 For these courses you can currently get 15% discount using code Q2vsphere5515 when […]


It’s been a while since I had something on my mind that I could and will share This time it’s around IaaS ..infrastructure as a service. The last 6 months I have been involved in several types of projects that in some way all touches IaaS in some format and now after 6 months I’m […]

Veeam launches backup from storage snapshots for NetApp

In case you missed it Veeam has announced support for backing up from storage snapshots from NetApp. Until now this has only been available to certain HP storage solutions.   In case you are interested in more details there is a webinar scheduled for April 17th - make sure to check it out. In the mean time […]

60% discount on Microsoft Press e-books

Just heard Microsoft Press is leaving and to send them off they are offering everyone a 60% discount on these books. Just enter coupon WKFAREW when ordering. The offer expires March 26, 2014 at 5:00am PT and does not work for printed books or print + e-book offers.

Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014 – a great honor

This week I am teaching a private VMware vSphere Install, Configure, Manage 5.5 course in Stavanger, Norway. Checking my e-mail tonight I found an extremely pleasent e-mail from Jeffrey Sullivan of Dell’s TechCenter. With the title “Congratulations, you have been selected as 2014 Dell TechCenter Rockstar!” I had to jump up and shout YES!   For […]

vBloggers for good – Charity donation

For some time now I have been using non-profit website to lend money to needing people in typically 3rd World countries. I decided that through 2014 every month I will take a minimum of $25 from any blog sponsors I might have that month and spend it on   For January the loan […]

Dell World 2013 review

In 2013 I was awarded status as Dell TechCenter Rockstar and for that I am very thankful! As a part of this program Dell invited me to participate in Dell World 2013 in Austin Texas. I travelled with fellow Rockstar Andreas Erson from Sweden.   This was my first time attending Dell World 2013 and I was […]

74-409 Microsoft exam experience and 100% discount code

Today I took a shot at passing the 74-409 exam “Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center”. As the title suggested the exam is testing on Hyper-V and System Center skills. I thought it had a good mix of both.   Previously I have taken many Microsoft exams, but the format was new […]

VCAP5-DCA exam experience

So I recently took on the VCAP5-DCA (VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 – Datacenter Administration) exam. The statistic for Denmark, where I live, says there are only 17 people who hold one or more VCAP certifications. Considering that statistic I was a bit nervous going in on the exam.   The exam it self is […]