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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Monitor Virtualization Platform With Veeam One

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Veeam One allow you to monitor, reporting and capacity planning for

  • Microsoft Hyper-V (2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2)
  • Vmware vSphere (6.0, 5.X, 4.x)
  • Veeam Backup and Replication (6.5, 7 , 8)
  • Vmware vCloud Director (5.1,5.5, 5.6)
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager (2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2)
  • Vmware vCenter (4.0,5.0,5.1, 5.5, 6.0) 

We will have a look on our environment with Veeam One.

[Virtualization Infrastructure ]

From Veeam One reported:-

  • Hyper-V Host has insufficient memory to cope the demand of the virtual machine
  • Virtual machines dynamic memory has reached 90% threshold. The higher the average pressure, vm will start to use paging disk which will impact VM performance.

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You can view top Hyper-V Host and virtual machine to view utilization and usage by selecting counter.

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Below is some sample screenshot on Hyper-V Host and Virtual Machine:

[Hyper-V Host]

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[Virtual machine]

  • Able to understand your VM utilization in CPU, Memory, Disk and Network
  • Able to perform task such as start, off, hard reset, remote console and manage your VM
  • Able to view, restart or kill running processes for Windows VM
  • Able to view and end daemon for Linux VM

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The features and functionalities provide by Veeam One can almost on-par with System Center Operation Manager.

[ Backup Infrastructure]

The section only applicable when customer is using Veeam Backup and Replication product to perform backup. From here, you can

  • View status of backup job
  • View Backup repository usage
  • View Backup Proxy Usage
  • View Veeam components such as WAN accelerator, tape servers, cloud repository, cloud gateway, backup proxies and backup repository

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For each alarm or alert, you can configure action to execute.

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[ Reporting]

In Veeam One Reporter, you can

  • View prebuilt dashboard.
  • Create custom dashboard
  • Add your own widget
  • Setting Dashboard Preview Image
  • Setting Dashboard Color
  • Configure scheduling for dashboard deliver to your email
  • Publish your dashboard to web portal
  • Share your dashboard with other users

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Customer has option to view full report and some widget can change display options.

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In term of out of the box report, there are prebuilt report available and you can build custom report as well. Make sure you change the report header with a custom image (example: company logo)

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Sample report:-

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[Capacity Planning]

Besides that, Veeam One included with capacity planning to assist on

  • backup repository
  • Hyper-V Host Failure Modelling
  • Hyper-V Host Over Provisioned Datastore

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[What-If]

You can use what-if and resource reservation for advanced capacity planning in your virtual infrastructure.

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Well, we just covered some of the report and features on Veeam One : powerful monitoring, reporting, and capacity planning tool for VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and the Veeam backup infrastructure. Feel free to check out yourself. The product came with free and paid version of Veeam One. Interested, click here.

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