VMware: How to achieve a perfect metric collection interval with Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana

Greetings friends, I have told you in the past how to monitor your VMware environment using InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana, and according to Grafana's dashboard, you are using it with about 4300 people in your Datacenters. All this is great, and I thank you very much for all the support and that so many people have the solution deployed.Now, I have read for a long time that in some cases you were having incidents when monitoring the datastores in a correct way, which generated that the Dashboard will not display correctly, creating a lot of frustration, but this entry will ensure you have everything configured correctly.

vSphere vCenter - real-time metrics

VMware collects information every 20 seconds from the ESXi and stores this information in vCenter RAM. This makes it really easy and fast to access this information by telegraph or any other information collector. All this information is stored only for one hour in the vCenter, in the diagram we would be number 3, accessing directly to the Performance Manager:

Veeam: Whiteboard Veeam Live Recording Backup strategies: Pros and cons

Greetings friends, a few weeks back I had the pleasure to co-present another Whiteboarding live-session with Alex Fraser (Senior Systems Engineer UKI).The session which you can watch for free, and without any registration, if you do a little scrolling, covers how having a data backup and recovery plan is important to the overall success of your business. And what you need is to choose the strategy, that allows you to consider features of your infrastructure, meet RTO and RPO requirements, allows you to reduce operational costs during backup.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIX (Monitoring Veeam with Enterprise Manager) Shell Script

Greetings friends, I bring you a new entry about Grafana and Veeam, which I'm sure you'll like and put in your labs. Back in 2017 I told you how they monitor Veeam using the PowerShell CMDlets and also how to do it using PowerShell and Enterprise Manager RESTful API. These entries have had tens of thousands of hits, but they were more of a proof of concept as they were missing a lot of detail.Today, I am pleased to bring you a complete and finished Dashboard to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication, without limit of servers, jobs, VMs or Repos, thanks to Veeam Enterprise Manager and its RESTful API (only in Enterprise Plus)

Veeam Enterprise Manager Dashboard

When you finish the entry you will have something similar to that Dashboard that will allow you to visualize:

Veeam: How to connect our Veeam Backup & Replication to Veeam Backup for AWS

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous post that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads on Amazon AWS without the need for agents. In addition, and as we all like, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. In addition, we have seen how to deploy it step by step, and its subsequent configuration as well, today we are going to see how to configure Veeam Backup & Replication to access the backups created by Veeam Backup for AWS and stored in S3.If we look at the following diagram, we would be talking about points 5, 6, and 7:

Veeam: An in-depth look at the new Veeam Backup for AWS – Creating Backup and Restore Policies

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous post that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads on Amazon AWS without the need for agents. In addition, and as we all like, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. Also, we have seen how to deploy it step by step, today we are going to see how to configure and create policies in Veeam Backup for AWS.

First look at the new Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition

Once we access by HTTPS for the first time we will be asked to accept the EULA of the product:

Veeam: How to Deploy Veeam Backup for AWS – step by step

Greetings friends, we have already seen in the previous post that Veeam had launched Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition, the solution to protect workloads on Amazon AWS without the need for agents. In addition, and as we all like, with a free version of up to 10 Instances. Let's look at the step-by-step deployment of Veeam Backup for AWS.

Deploy Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition

Before deploying Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition we will need to have several instances of EC2 running, security groups created, VPC, etc. I guess we're interested in this solution and I'll take all that for granted.We will go to the AWS Marketplace and if we look for "veeam" we will find the product, we will click on subscribe to continue:

Veeam: Veeam Announces Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition

Greetings friends, during the AWS Re:Invent, Veeam announced its free version for workload protection in AWS, Veeam Backup for AWS, now available in the AWS Marketplace.

What is Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition?

Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition is a native AWS EC2 workload protection solution. This means that Veeam performs snapshots of the EBS volumes of each instance and allows us to later launch a copy to an Object Storage repository, S3, for much longer retention.Veeam Backup for AWS Free Edition provides unlimited restores of any Veeam Backup for AWS backup and allows backups of up to 10 EC2 instances. Veeam Backup for AWS offers cost-effective, secure, cloud-native AWS backup and recovery of Amazon EC2 instances. Easily recover any data loss scenario in the cloud, whether it's disruptions, accidental deletion, malware and more, in minutes.Ease of use is built-in with turnkey deployment through the AWS Marketplace and a simple web-based management user interface. Powerful recovery capabilities are offered through full file-level recovery for native snapshots and Veeam backups, cross-regional and cross-account recovery, and the ability to restore AWS backups to any Veeam-compatible environment.An industry-leading built-in backup cost estimation tool provides greater cost controls, optimizing protection and retention while avoiding costly misconfigurations.Interesting Links As Veeam Backup for AWS is a very complete new product, I have prepared a series of blogs about the product, I hope you like them:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XIII – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4

Greetings friends, almost a year ago I launched the Dashboard for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, in that case, it was the Dashboard for the product v3. With the arrival of the new version of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4, the time has come to update the Dashboard too. I have told you on numerous occasions all the advantages that a monitoring and the dashboarding system has.

In fact, you can find all the entries about InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana here. Remember that there is a Community Edition with up to 10 free users, without paying anything).Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Dashboard

Grafana Dashboard for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam: Six outstanding new functionalities in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 – Beta

Greetings friends, a few days ago I told you that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 was in public beta, besides showing you how we could use FreeNAS with Object Storage enabled to launch our copies directly to Object Storage.So far so good, I have received very good feedback on this post, but today I wanted to show you all the news coming in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4, according to the beta I'm testing.

Integrated at-rest encryption to protect backups in Object Storage repositories

One of the novelties that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 (VBO v4 from now) brings is the possibility of using Object Storage, of course, Veeam has thought about the security when using this method, and that is why we can encrypt the information stored in Object Storage, we can find it in the next window when we are configuring the Backup Repository, it is not possible to encrypt the information later, so you have to be careful when configuring it:Functionality that will make the delight of those who want to use Object Storage.

Veeam: Using Microsoft Teams for our Veeam ONE notifications when alerts are being generated

Greetings friends, after so many years counting all the possibilities of Veeam ONE, I have come to realize that more and more companies are using Microsoft Teams, and that is why today I come to tell you how to configure the notifications of Veeam ONE to Microsoft Teams.

How to create and configure the Microsoft Teams Webhook

To be able to receive notifications to a specific channel, we will have to create a Webhook in the channel we need, normally it would be a channel to receive alarms, instead of bombarding the General channel or similar.In the channels where we need notifications, let's imagine that we want that a certain equipment receives notifications of its applications, we will create a channel in case we don't have it: