Zerto has many customers already protecting virtual machines from vSphere and Hyper-V to AWS and Azure.
With the recent release, Zerto added several new features and fixes that make it worthwhile to upgrade the AWS or Azure Zerto Cloud Appliance (ZCA). See the release notes here.
The upgrade is really straightforward. Log into your ZCA, download the upgrade from MyZerto and then do the install. To demonstrate how easy it is, I created this video.
This week Zerto released version 5.5 Update 1. It has several features for different platforms, but 3 Azure related improvements.
• Azure China now supported
• Azure 4TB disk size for replicated VM
• Azure Storage Account support for pre-existing standard storage account
The last bullet is interesting. Being able to choose an existing Azure storage account is the one I will show in this video along with a full installation of the ZCA.
I had a spreadsheet with a list of lower case names that I needed to compare it with another spreadsheet with upper case names. I know there are lots of ways to do it, but I went to my Linux machine and was able to convert all the server names with a single line command in the bash shell.
cat FILENAME | tr “[:lower:]” “[:upper:]”
You could also drop this in a script as well if you are discovering servers.
echo $HOSTNAME | tr “[:lower:]” “[:upper:]”