Data Center Operations Standardization

Some of the well known of Data Center Operation and Maintenance standard are: ISO, Uptime® M&O Stamp of Approval, EPI-DCOS® – Data Centre Operations Standard and TIMS – Tiered Infrastructure Maintenance Standards

Which Standards To Follow ? Checkout a Linkedin post by Edward Van Leent, A CEO from EPI Group below:

Symantec NetBackup 7

Still waiting for Symantec NetBackup 7 release announcement. It has not been released yet,  but actually since Dec 2009, Symantec has been offered what they call as Symantec NetBackup 7.0 First Availability (FA) program.

What’s New In Symantec NetBackup 7

Just a little bit overview of new features in the latest NetBackup 7.0 release:

Integrated Deduplication
Includes native deduplication within the NetBackup client and allows customers to increase the speed of backups in remote offices, the data center, and virtual environments.
  • Built-in client-side deduplication improves physical & virtual backups speeds by up to 10x
  • Software-based deduplication reduces costs by up to 70% versus appliance approaches
  • Integrated client and target-side deduplication provides more coverage with fewer tools
  • Manage and improve the performance of 3rd party deduplication appliances using OpenStorage
Simple & Comprehensive Data Protection for Virtual Environments
Simplifies virtual server data protection by standardizing backup of Hyper-V and VMware.
  • New VMware data protection improves speed by 50% and reduces storage by up to 40%
  • Only NetBackup offers instant file recovery from any type of VMware or Hyper-V backup
  • Complete deduplication across all virtual and physical systems regardless of backup method
  • No backup or recovery compromises for customers who backup directly to tape
Faster Disaster Recovery with Global Data Protection
Ensure rapid and easy recovery of critical applications and backup data at other sites with integrated replication features.
  • Recover terabytes of application data in seconds from anywhere at any point-in-time
  • Efficiently manage and move up to 80% less data between different sites with optimized replication
  • Unified analytics and reporting reduces recovery risk across locations and backup products
Improved Management Console and Usability
Provides centralized console for integrated reporting, monitoring, alerting and management for multiple backup and archive domains.
  • Better predict backup and archiving storage consumption
  • Analyze risk and quantify exposure and assess the recoverability of clients and applications
  • Easily track backup success rates by backup application across the entire organization
Expanded Support for Windows Server and Applications
  • NetBackup 7 fully supports Windows 2008 R2, Vista/XP/Windows 7, and Storage Server 2008
  • NetBackup 7 offers full backup and recovery support for Exchange 2010 DAG environments and Exchange 2003

For more detail, you can attend the Webcast: What’s New in Symantec NetBackup 7 on Tuesday, February 2 2010 @ 9:00 AM PT Presented By: Peter Elliman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, NetBackup.

Attend this webcast and learn how NetBackup 7 can enable your company to:

  • Reduce backup storage growth and network utilization by up to 80-90%
  • Streamline global backup and recovery management across both physical and virtual environments
  • Simplify and speed recovery of critical information from anywhere

REGISTER Webcast here.

Related docs:

NetBackup 7.0 Upgrade Portal (Updated Jan 19th, 2010):
The NetBackup 7.0 Upgrade Portal contains important information regarding upgrading to NetBackup 7.0 from a previous 6.x version.


Netbackup 7 released already. Read the manual guide:


NetBackup 7.0 Upgrade Portal
NetBackup Release Notes
Additional Operational Notes
Installation Guide for Windows
Installation Guide for UNIX and Linux
LiveUpdate Guide

Administrator Guides:

Administrator’s Guide for UNIX,Linux, I
Administrator’s Guide for UNIX,Linux, II
Administrator’s Guide for Windows, I
Administrator’s Guide for Windows, II
OpsCenter Administrator’s Guide
OpsCenter help set
NDMP Administrator’s Guide
Snapshot Client Administrator’s Guide
NetBackup for Hyper-V Guide
NetBackup for VMware Guide

For complete manual guides, go to here:

How to remove Worm Downadup Conficker

Worm:W32/Downadup.gen, W32/Conficker.worm.gen, Mal/Conficker, Worm: Win32/Conficker

Conficker, also known as Downup, Downadup and Kido, is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system that was first detected in November 2008. The worm uses a combination of advanced malware techniques which has made it difficult to counter, and has since spread rapidly into what is now believed to be the largest computer worm infection since the 2003 SQL Slammer.


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VirtualBox 3.0.4 has been released

virtualboxif you are fans of VirtualBox like me, the new version of VirtualBox; VirtualBox version 3.0.4 has been released per 4 August 2009.  Lets download the VirtualBox binaries here:

VirtualBox is an X86 virtualization software developen by Sun, distributed under two license, PUEL (Personal Use and Evaluation License) and GNU/GPL license.

Wikipedia said, VirtualBox is an x86 virtualization software package, originally created by German software company innotek, now developed by Sun Microsystems as part of its Sun xVM virtualization platform. It is installed on an existing host operating system; within this application, additional operating systems, each known as a Guest OS, can be loaded and run, each with its own virtual environment.

Supported host operating systems include Linux, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Solaris; there is also experimental port to FreeBSD.[1] Supported guest operating systems include various versions of DragonFlyBSD, FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD, OS/2 Warp, Windows, Solaris, Haiku, Syllable, ReactOS and SkyOS.[2] The latest version also supports Windows 7 beta and release candidate 1.

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Brocade DCF/DCX SAN-BACKBONE workshop

WELCOME TO Brocade DCF Workshop



30 Jan 2008, Jakarta Indonesia

Time: 9.00 am – 12 noon or 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Rose Room, Mezzanine Floor, Hotel Mulia Senayan Jl Asia Afrika Senayan Jakarta 10270 Indonesia

If you have already registered, See you there….

Brocade, Fabric OS, File Lifecycle Manager, Myview, and StorageX are registered trademarks and the Brocade B-wing symbol, DCX, and SAN Health are trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, inc., in the United States and/or in other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of, and are used to identify, products or services of their respective owners.


More info, here:

Brocade DCX Backbone for Evolving Data Center Fabrics

The Brocade Data Center Fabric

Introducing the Brocade Data Center Fabric Architecture

The Data Center Fabric and Brocade DCX Backbone