New e-learning modules on VMware Partner University.

Recently, VMware extended their e-learning modules in the Partner University.
Yesterday the new VTSP – DV (Desktop Virtualization 2016) accreditation was made available as well as the Sales and Technical e-learning modules
concerning Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) as an achievement this very morning.

The VTSP-DV (Desktop Virtualization) program helps those in a technical selling role to understand
and technically present VMware’s Desktop Virtualization solution.

The following modules are new:

VTSP – DV (Desktop Virtualization 2016) eLearning

VTSP-DV (2016): Desktop and Application Virtualization Solutions Overview
VTSP-DV (2016): VMware Horizon 7 Essentials
VTSP-DV (2016): VMware App Volumes Essentials
VTSP-DV (2016): VMware User Environment Manager: Essentials
VTSP-DV (2016): Identity Manager
VTSP-DV (2016): VMware Workspace ONE Essentials
VTSP-DV (2016): Digital Workspace, Desktop, & Application Virtualization

Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) Sales
Hybrid Cloud Assessment Sales
Hybrid Cloud Assessment – Sales Quiz

Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) Technical
VMware Hybrid Cloud Assessment – How to Video
VMware vRealize Business for Cloud Standalone Installation Video
VMware Hybrid Cloud Assessment Report Video
Hybrid Cloud Assessment – Technical Quiz

The VTSP-DV Accreditation is a current badge which holds 300 points towards the leaderboard and the HCA Sales and
Technical training hold a 450 points al together.

Make sure to subscribe to the training plan if you want to gain points towards the leaderboard and track your progress
under “My Achievements” and “Transcripts”.

Happy training.

Arie-Jan Bodde

New IT Outcomes E-Learn Modules on VMware Partner University.

Recently, VMware extended their e-learn modules in the Partner University. In the “Partner Individual” section the following modules got added to the IT Outcomes module:

IT Outcomes – Digital Workspace
IT Outcomes – Data Center Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud Extensibility
IT Outcomes – Business Strategy

“Accelerating the journey to Brave New IT by delivering the IT Outcomes customers care about most”

Customers today require a new model of IT that’s fluid, instant and secure. IT Outcomes is a framework to address the business needs of customers. Make IT Outcomes part of your conversations with customers by learning how to:

– Map VMware products and technologies to the outcomes that address the business issues faced by your customers
– Conduct both high-level conversations with business buyers and in-depth technical discussions with technology gatekeepers
– Monetize the VMware opportunity faster

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So, the IT Outcomes training now holds the following modules:

Sales Training:

Business Strategy
– Business Module – Business Outcomes
– Business Outcomes Assessment
– Business Module – Customer Persona
– Customer Persona Assessment
DCV & Hybrid Cloud Extensibility
– IT Outcomes – Data Center Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud Extensibility
– IT Outcomes – Data Center Virtualization and Hybrid Cloud Extensibility – Knowledge Assessment
Streamlined & Automated DC Ops
– IT Outcomes – Streamlined & Automated Data Center Operations
– Software-Defined Data Center IT Outcomes – Streamlined & Automated Data Center Operations Assessment
App and Infra Delivery Automation
– IT Outcomes – App and Infrastructure Delivery Automation
– IT Outcomes – App and Infrastructure Delivery Automation Test
Security Controls Native to Infra
– IT Outcomes – Security Controls Native to Infrastructure
– Security Controls Native to Infrastructure Test
High Availability & Resilient Infra
– IT Outcome – High Availability and Resilient Infrastructure
– Software-Defined Data Center IT Outcomes – High Availability and Resilient Infrastructure Assessment
Digital Workspace
– IT Outcomes – Digital Workspace

Technical Training:

IT Outcomes – Technical Sales Training
– IT Outcomes – Data Center Virtualization and Standardization Demo Kit
– IT Outcomes – Data Center Virtualization and Standardization POC Kit
IT Outcomes – Technical Sales Training
– IT Outcomes – App and Infrastructure Delivery Automation
– IT Outcomes – App and Infrastructure Delivery Automation Demo Kit
– IT Outcomes – App and Infrastructure Delivery Automation POC Kit
IT Outcomes – Technical Sales Training
– IT Outcomes – Security Controls Native to Infrastructure
– IT Outcomes – Security Controls Native to Infrastructure Demo Kit
– IT Outcomes – Security Controls Native to Infrastructure POC Kit
– Security Controls Native to Infrastructure Test
IT Outcomes – Technical Sales Training
– IT Outcomes – High Availability and Resilient Infrastructure POC Kit
– IT Outcomes – High Availability and Resilient Infrastructure Demo Kit
– IT Outcome – High Availability and Resilient Infrastructure
– Software-Defined Data Center IT Outcomes – High Availability and Resilient Infrastructure Assessment

I have not seen the new modules under the “Accreditations – Achievements” tab yet, but something tells me they will be soon. Make sure to subscribe to the training plan if you want to gain points towards the leaderboard and track your progress under “My Achievements” and “Transcripts”.

Happy training.

Arie-Jan Bodde

(*) Source: VMware Partner University

 

vCloud Director: past, presence and future

Over the past few years, there have been quite some rumors about the future and availability of vCloud Director. Taking the recent announcements regarding vCloud Foundation and VMware Cloud on AWS into account, this is a good moment to summarize the past, the present and the near future of vCloud Director.  This blog will also show that there have been continuous improvements to the platform over the past few years and VMware has clearly stated that the product is definitely not end of life.

Past

In august 2010, VMware launched the first version of vCloud Director, being both available to Enterprise Customers as to Service Providers. Because of the multi tenancy possibilities of vCloud Director, the product was, and still is, mainly being used by Service Providers.

Starting from the first release, VMware introduced key functionalities which where groundbreaking. Some of the key features available from the beginning where:

  • Multi tenancy – making it possible to isolate organizations
  • Availability of central application catalogs and personalized templates
  • Option to create and deploy vApps from catalogs/templates
  • Controlling user resources using role based access, quotas and leases
  • Access through REST vCloud API
  • Abstraction of underlying infrastructure, granting the possibility to carve out pools of resources and make these available to organizations

With the release of version 1.5 in September 2011, new features where introduced:

  • Rapid provisioning using linked clones technology (which decreased provisioning time and decreased storage costs)
  • Blocking tasks and notifications (allowing for end-to-end system automation)
  • Microsoft SQL Server support (in previous releases only Oracle DB’s were supported)
  • vShield Edge VPN integration (for site-to-site IPSec-VPN tunnels)

One year later a big step was made to adulthood of vCloud Director with the release of version 5.1 in September 2012. Some of the features added in this release are:

  • Elastic vDCs (allocation pool model where resources from multiple clusters within a vCenter could be used, allowing more flexibility when using the infrastructure’s resources when tenants grew)
  • VXLAN
  • Storage classes (which made it possible for vCloud Director to utilize Storage DRS)
  • Tenant and Admin usability improvements (improvements included features like Web SSO for tenants, SSPI multi-factor authentication and snapshot support)

This was also the release where VMware announced to discontinue the development of the user interface, but would only add new features to the API.

The two following releases after version 5.1, respectively version 5.5 and version 5.6, contained less groundbreaking improvements. Still, some of them are worth mentioning:

  • Catalog improvements (for example limiting access to shared catalogs, publish catalogs to external vCD instances, automated versioning and uploading based on file types to a catalog
  • Support for hot-add and hot-remove of hard disks and network cards
  • vApp cloning support for running and suspended vApps allowing to include the memory states
  • Virtual machine disk level storage profiles (offering multiple storage tiers among other things; database server and email server workloads, which require different storage demands)

Present

With the release of version 8.0 in September 2015, support for NSX in backward compatibility was added. Meaning NSX is fully functional at a vCNS level. Other nice features include:

  • Various vApp improvements making it possible to modify a virtual machine’s individual configuration within a vApp and thus, removing the requirement to re-deploy the vApp
  • Tenant throttling (prevents a single tenant from consuming all of the resources for a single instance of vCloud Director and ensures fairness of execution and scheduling among tenants)

The current release of vCloud Director, version 8.10, has been release in May 2016. Again, a fair amount of good improvements were done:

  • Virtual machine affinity rules (allowing you to create and apply affinity and anti-affinity rules on virtual machines, so they can be grouped on a specific host or preventing them from running on the same host)
  • Object Extensibility (vCD Object Extensions are external application which participate in, influence or overrule vCD’s logic including the placement of vApps)
  • Unattended installation (It is now possible to perform an unattended installation of vCD using scripts)

Looking at the list of features above, it’s an easy conclusion that despite of rumors and tumult about the future of vCloud Director, a lot of development has been done on the platform.

Future?

The general expectation is that version 8.20 will be announced in Q1 2017 and we can assume even more improvements will become available. For example:

  • HTML5 interface (in line with other VMware products – some exciting announcements have been done this week at VMworld in Barcelona, for example VMware Cloud on AWS and the vCenter 6.5 appliance web interface)
  • The ability to deploy new tenants using templates. Simplifying and reducing time deploying a new tenant (No manual creation and deployment of vApps, Edges etcetera)
  • And more…

We are expecting to receive more vCloud Director roadmap information over the coming days/weeks. Once received we will provide more information in a separate blogpost.

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VMware announces vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe 2016

VMware announces vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe

Today, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. This new version builds on the foundation of previous vSphere versions and contains some big enhancements to core vSphere features.

HTML5-based vSphere Client

Perhaps one of the most anticipated features is the new HTML5-based vSphere Client. This new client was previously released as a VMware Labs fling and now it is integrated in vSphere 6.5. The client is fast, responsive and has a modern look and feel. The new client also works without any external plugins. It is a native HTML5 client.

HTML5

vCenter Server Appliance

The Windows version of VMware vCenter Server was deprecated in previous versions of vSphere and vSphere 6.5 only provides the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA). The VCSA is easy to deploy and manage an now contains a fully integrated vSphere Update Manager, a file-based backup and recovery and native VCSA high availability. This makes the VCSA the ideal building block for vSphere environments. And best of all, the migration from vCenter Server for Windows to the VCSA is fully supported through the vCenter Server Appliance Migration tool.

VCSA-HA

Security enhancements

vSphere 6.5 delivers security enhancements in three major areas: secure data, secure infrastructure and secure access. vSphere 6.5 has VM-level disk encryption. This means vSphere can encrypt any VM disk regardless of guest OS. Adding Encrypted vMotion, vSphere can now safeguard both data at-rest and data in-motion. Finally, audit-quality logging provides more forensic information about user actions.

Security

Universal Platform

vSphere 6.5 is targeted as a universal platform for all workloads. vSphere was already great in running traditional workloads and now VMware is integrating vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) to make it a unified platform for next generation applications. VIC simply exposes the container APIs to the developers and the VMware admins can manage the environment as they were used to. Best of both worlds. vSphere 6.5 is also the foundation for VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Cloud on AWS. Both services are built on vSphere 6.5 and it is truly a unified platform for ANY workload.

Lots of detailed specifics on vSphere 6.5 are provided by VMware:
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/10/whats-new-in-vsphere-6-5-vcenter-server.html
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/10/whats-new-in-vsphere-6-5-security.html
http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2016/10/whats-new-in-vsphere-6-5-host-resource-management-and-operations.html

VMware going all-in on Hybrid Cloud with Cross-Cloud Architecture

Hybrid Cloud ambitions

Hybrid Cloud computing popularity is growing at enormous pace. Enterprises are reaping the benefits of hybrid cloud and all major cloud providers are aiming  to deliver a  unified, enterprise ready hybrid cloud experience to their customers. Microsoft is putting its money on Azure Stack, Amazon is focussing more and more on delivering enterprise ready hybrid cloud point solutions and VMware is looking to provide an ultimate architecture for Hybrid Cloud called Cross-Cloud Architecture.

VMware Cross-cloud Architecture

Cross-cloud Architecture is pitched as a ‘common operating environment across private and public clouds’. In VMware’s vision there should be no borders between cloud offerings. A workload should be simple to migrate between clouds, even when those clouds are running on different technology. In the private cloud space, VMware envisions a unified private cloud platform called Cloud Foundation. In the public cloud space Cross-Cloud Services  aim to provide cloud consumers complete freedom and control. VMware has aptly rephrased it’s One Cloud, Any app, Any device  into Any Cloud, Any app, Any device.

Vision

VMware Cloud Foundation

VMware has lots and lots of experience in the private cloud space with its renowned Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) approach. In the evolution of this approach VMware wants to standardise and integrate SDDCs into highly efficient building blocks that are easy and quick to deploy and manage. The VMware EVO family of products were the first ventures into this area and now VMware builds on that experience with VMware Cloud Foundation. Cloud Foundation is a fully functional SDDC building block: converging compute, storage, networking, the hypervisor and SDDC automation, management and provisioning into a single solution. Cloud Foundation can also be procured as a SaaS solution through a public cloud provider such as IBM. Cloud Foundation automatically provisions and manages the entire SDDC stack.

Cloud Foundation

Cross-Cloud Services

VMware was relatively late to the public cloud IaaS game. It has proven difficult for VMware to successfully run vCloud Air as a Public Cloud offering. Going head to head against public cloud moguls Microsoft, Amazon and Google was a steep challenge to say at the least. With Cross-Cloud Services, VMware is approaching the ‘problem’ of being/staying relevant in the public cloud industry from a completely different angle. And a revolutionary angle it is!

Cross-Cloud Services are a collection of SaaS products aiming to provide workload visibility, security, and governance to public cloud applications. This means VMware is aiming for the cloud management layer in a very sophisticated way. You can now manage, govern, and secure applications running in large public clouds, including Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Cross-Cloud Services obviously also supports vSphere based data centers so a single sophisticated solution can be used to manage workloads across the private- and public cloud space. Cross-Cloud Services for example allow live migrations of Virtual Machines to and from Azure and AWS. How about that for a cloud exit strategy!

Cross-cloud Services

In conclusion: a unified hybrid cloud environment

So, in the ideal world Cloud Foundation is running in your private cloud environment (either on-premises or as a virtual private cloud at a public cloud provider) providing private cloud capabilities for workloads not suitable for the hyperscale mega cloud environments such as Azure or AWS and Cross-Cloud Services manages it all. VMware NSX provides network management across clouds and private data centers and cross-cloud network and security operations. Cloud management across clouds is provides through a single solution providing dashboards, policy based workload placement, service brokerage, discovery, billing and accounting and workload migration. A truly unified Hybrid Cloud environment!

cross-cloud architecture

Great reasons why you should attend VMworld Europe 2016

vmworldtomorrow2016VMworld Europe 2016 will be held in Barcelona from 17th till 20th of October. ITQ will as usual attend the conference; this year with more than 25 consultants. If you want to meet us, please register and come to the VMware Benelux Party.

Paul Geerlings, ITQ’s founder and CTO explains the importance of VMworld and why IT professionals should not miss this event: “ITQ will travel to Barcelona with a large delegation in October. Most of our staff will join the industry’s top leaders in this yearly event to stay informed about the latest developments in IT and in particular virtualization. For ITQ’s consultants, project managers and architects is it crucial to attend and share interactive sessions and group discussion with their IT peers.”

VMworld 2016, organized by VMware but covering far more than this, is four full days of innovation and a discovery to the newest technology, trends and people who are shaping the future of digital business. ITQ is proud Gold sponsor of the VMWare Benelux event on Tuesday 18th of October.

“Everyone should come to VMworld in Barcelona”, Paul Geerlings points out. “As CTO, my experience is that this event has more impact on improving the knowledge and skills of my teams than any regular training. The combination of meeting face-to-face with vendors and organizations, customers and colleagues and at the same time discovering keynotes from the industry is unique.”

Do you want to discover the trends, technology and people who are shaping the future of IT at VMworld 2016? Please visit the website of the VMworld conference and register.

If you are attending VMworld ITQ would like to welcome you to the VMware Benelux Party on Tuesday 18th October, where you can meet the VMware Benelux community. This year the party is located at a secret venue located near the docks of Barcelona what is known as one of the best locations in the Western Mediterranean.

You still need three additional reasons to join us? Food, drinks and a lot of networking opportunities. We hope to see you. Please click here to register for this great event.

ITQ Roundtable SDDC – The journey called Automation

On Thursday 17th of November 2016 the Roundtable ‘The journey called Automation’ will be held at ITQ’s office in Wijk aan Zee. Join us for a lively networking and educational event. Gain new insights into ‘Software-Defined Data Center’ and ‘Automation’. Interested how this could immediately have an impact on your organization?

‘Software-Defined Data Center’ and ‘Automation’ are not new in the IT language. Are you however familiar how this could be a service that virtualizes, delivers and benefits your entire organization? Has your journey already started? Or are you taking the first steps? What kind of challenges do you face and will you during your journey.

During this Roundtable our most experienced consultants will inform you about the latest developments
regarding Software-Defined Data Center in relation to automation. We will share our journey with you. And will help you to schedule your road ahead. We would be pleased if you could join us and hopefully be active participants in our discussions.

Since space is limited, please confirm your attendance and register at events@itq.nl.

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ITQ – IT Transformation Services

“From time to time you have to take a step back and look at the broader picture.”

We at ITQ highly rate exploring new technology. We thrive to think of ways to innovate. And consequently use the most advanced technology to ultimately help our customers. These innovations are often performed from a ‘technology push’ perspective and are therefore usually setup, governed and managed in the operational layer of an organization. Another approach, we think, is to step back from time to time and look at the broader picture. This will result in a more successful implementation.aim

The Amsterdam Information Management (AIM) or 9 Cells model, developed by Rik Maes displays this perfectly. This model depicts three layers of an organization: strategic, tactical/architectural and operational. The three pillars are business, information (management), and technology. This model provides structure for translating business strategy – via either architecture or information management – to the operational layers of an organization.

In the context of this article, the rationale behind this model is that projects initiated solely at the operational level, without a clear sense of why from a strategic perspective, and without structure and boundaries provided by architecture are extremely difficult to deliver with success. The objectives often become fuzzy and the project will become detached from the organization.

Sometimes it is a good idea to take a step back and look at the broader picture: why are we doing the (operational) things we do? How are the things we are doing from a technology perspective supporting our overall business goals and our business strategy in the end? How can we use technology to actually drive our business? What business architecture (or organizational structure) best fits my strategy? ITQ can help organizations answer these questions and more. With a series of IT Transformation Services.

IT Strategy and vision development
In most organizations the business strategy, vision and business goals are often crystal clear. However, it may be a challenge to develop a fitting IT strategy and supporting vision, especially if IT is not a core competency.

Where the industry used to talk about “Business and IT alignment”, to a greater extent organizations now expect IT to actually drive the business. Instead of just supporting it through alignment. That is a huge objective! ITQ can help you develop an IT strategy and vision to accomplish that goal. ITQ has extensive experience in developing:

  • (Software-Defined) Data Center strategies
  • (Hybrid) Cloud strategies
  • and Digital Workspace / End User Computing strategies.

ITQ is also capable to assess the readiness of your organization prior to start new IT initiatives. By conducting a readiness assessment, ITQ is able to validate which people and process changes need to be positioned before any new IT initiative can truly succeed.

ITQ determines the maturity level of the organization (or specifically for the IT organization) and assesses what changes have to be made from a strategic, architectural and operational perspective.  ITQ provides readiness assessments across the board, such as:

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery readiness assessmentitts
  • Cloud computing readiness assessment
  • Digital Workspace readiness assessment
  • Automation readiness assessment

Do you have a clear IT strategy and vision?
Do you need help to create or update your IT strategy?  Please contact us. We are looking forward to tell you about our approach and how we are
capable to support you to accomplish your goals.

Review of VMworld US 2016

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Johan van Amersfoort, one of the ITQ consultants and team lead End User Computing, attended VMworld US. Together with more than 20,000 other IT followers Johan attended several of the hundreds of sessions. In this article Johan summarizes his favorite sessions.

Ask the Experts: Practical Tips and Tricks to Help You Succeed in EUC [EUC9992]
In this session a number of EUC Champions answered questions regarding EUC. Hundreds of attendees could ask everything they wanted to know. Johan, as a EUC Champion, was excited to be part of this session. Please come and ask what you want to know about EUC at VMworld Europe in Barcelona or at the VMware Benelux Party in October.

Architecting VSAN for Horizon the VCDX Way [EUC8648R]vmworldus2016-2
A technical session, the title says it all. When you are thinking of designing and deploying VSAN for Horizon, this is a must-see. Especially for Johan as he submitted his design for VCDX-DTM. This session will be available in Barcelona in October.

Solutions Exchange
One of the attractions at each VMworld is the Solutions Exchange: a giant room that contains booths of a wide variety of vendors that all operating in the ecosystem of VMware. Storage vendors, network vendors and software solutions. The Solution Exchange is the place to-be where you can meet and talk with all the vendor specialists.

Meeting friends and making new friends
This is probably the funniest of all. In the Netherlands we have a strong VMware community with a lot of people having an active role due to blogging and presenting. And meeting each other at regular vBeers, organized in places such as Amsterdam and The Hague. And when meeting each other on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in a city like Las Vegas is almost a guaranty for fun. And so it was!

I hope to see you (again) at VMworld Europe 2016 in Barcelona.

VEEAM : All backup proxies are offline or outdated.

While helping a customer to install and extend their repositories to accomodate their GFS backups I came accross a weird error.
What I did was this: I asked for some additional storage luns from the storage department to extend my physical proxies,
who happens to be also a repository, like I said with an extra repository to house the backup of the GFS backups.

Then all of a sudden, all the backups failed with quite a particular weird status.

Unable to allocate processing resources. Error: All backup proxies are offline or outdated.

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The proxies came back as “unavailable” under the Managed servers location in the Backup Infrastructure pane.
While rescanning solved the problem at first hand immediately, as soon as I tried to restart a backup job it failed
again with the same error and it came back as “unavailable” again.
As I was digging through the log files I stumbled upon the same error, but could not quite figure out what was causing the
error. Everything else was working great, except the backups. Hmm this sounds like a severity 1…

With some help from Christos from VEEAM Support we actually traced back the steps.
First the thing when rescanning the proxies/repositories while they were “unavailable”

We followed the log sequence down to the host/repository rescan that I manually executed in order to
refresh the proxies and we found the following:

[25.05.2016 12:36:30] <07> Error    Failed to connect to transport service on host ‘hostname.proxie.FQDN’ (System.Exception)
[25.05.2016 12:36:30] <07> Error    Failed to connect to Veeam Data Mover Service on host ‘hostname.proxie.FQDN’, port ‘6162’
[25.05.2016 12:36:30] <07> Error    Access is denied

The above message doesn’t necessarily mean that something is broken, but a plausible reason for it could be that connection
through port “6162” to the repositories/proxies was not possible due to local restrictions of firewall or Antivirus.
After a reboot, this restriction might be removed and connection to the repositories/proxies can be successful again, thus
the jobs will run normally again. This could also be some local network issue which might get resolved with a reboot
if there is no FW/AV installed on Veeam server.

What actually caused it was the following:

By design, when I added the drive to the windws 2012 r2 Proxy (also repository) server. The new drive letter for the new
repositorie is D:\, the default already existing repository points to E:\.
So I added the repository, then I thought OOOOPS, the new repository should point to F:\ instead.
What I did then might be the cause of the incident….

I went back to the proxy server, deleted the drive, and created it again as drive F:\ (I did it on both proxies)
went back to the Backup server, and removed the 2 newly created repositories and created them again but then pointed to the F:\ drive.
I thought, by changing the drive letter, the default drive letter also got changed for the existing repositories,
so the backups are actually pointing to a drive / location which is valid, but cannot be found…
Repeated all the steps again a day later, I did the exact same, but then I added the correct drive. And It went 100% correct.

Well, it’s much easier than that to point the backups to a different repository rather than changing disk volume names etc.
If you face this situation in the future, it would be enough to go to backups-> disk and click remove from backups for the backup
set that has been “moved” to a new drive letter. After the above is done, the backups will no longer exist in your
database (make sure not to select “remove from disk” though). Then, by rescanning the repository, Veeam will import the
existing backups to the database from their new location making them available for usage again.
Once they are imported, they can be mapped to their original job by opening backup job settings-> storage-> map backup.
There is also a KB article about this which can help you understand this use case a bit better: https://www.veeam.com/kb1729

With thanks to Christos from VEEAM support for helping and pointing me into the right direction.

Arie-Jan Bodde