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:

Veeam: Deep Overview of What’s New in the RESTful API of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 – Beta

Greetings friends, a few weeks ago I showed you that Veeam had released its Veeam Beta Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4, and if you are testing it and want to give it a little deeper through API, I think you will like this post.

Enable RestAPI in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

We'll have to run several steps before we start downloading anything, or even touching Grafana, from our Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, we'll go in the Console to the menu icon, and then General Settings:We will go to the sub-menu called REST API and enable the REST service, also here we could install our own SSL, and change the timeout of the tokens and SSL port, in my case I have not changed anything:

Veeam: Veeam Backup Beta for Microsoft Office 365 v4 – Configuration of Veeam Backup Repository Object Storage connected to FreeNAS (MinIO)

Greetings friends, a few months ago I told you how we could deploy an Object Storage on-prem in a simple way and with just a few clicks. With the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 Beta, this is perfect for us.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 Beta

Veeam has announced its Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v4 Beta, we can find it for free in the following link, and with only filling out the form, we can access the file with everything you need. When you download the package, we can see that we have all the following in the compressed file:I strongly recommend that you look at all the coming PDFs, especially the User Guide, which contains a lot of good information.

Grafana: Using Microsoft Teams for our notifications when established thresholds are exceeded

Greetings friends, after so many years counting all the possibilities Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf, I have come to realize that we have never dealt with the subject of notifications, so that Grafana alerts us when a value exceeds a certain threshold.Grafana has several methods of sending notifications, Email, Slack and many others that you can see here: Today I come to tell you how to configure the notification to Microsoft Teams

Webhook Configuration in Microsoft Teams

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, imagine that we want a certain team to receive notifications of their applications, we will go to the channel - Connectors

Grafana: Using Microsoft Office 365 for our email notifications

Greetings friends, after so many years counting all the possibilities Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf, I have come to realize that we have never dealt with the subject of notifications, so that Grafana alerts us when a value exceeds a certain threshold.Grafana has several methods of sending notifications, Email, Slack and many others that you can see here: I'm going to use the old, but effective, email notification.

Setting up aliases in Microsoft Office 365

In order to send and receive emails through Microsoft Office 365, the best thing is to use an alias, this way we can then create filters in a simpler way, in addition they do not have cost in Microsoft Office 365, so it is perfect, in my case I have created the alias [email protected], let's see how:In the upper left menu we will click on Admin, then on Active users - Edit a user and then on Username/Email Aliases click on Edit