Looking for Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XVI – Performance and Advanced Security of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Greetings friends, I come to the sixteenth post on InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana, you can find all the posts on InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana here. Today I bring you a new entry, in this case it is a Dashboard focused on advanced security when we use Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is in charge of protecting our elements in Office 365, be it all the mailboxes we have in Exchange Online, or SharePoint Online and even OneDrive for Business, I also leave you the entire category on this product (remember that there is a Community Edition with up to 10 free users, without paying anything).

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Dashboard

At the end of the entry you will have something similar to that Dashboard that will allow you to visualize:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana – Part XV – IPMI Monitoring of our ESXi Hosts

Greetings friends, we have spoken on numerous occasions about the power of InfluxDB, Telegraf and Grafana, if you remember not long ago I left you this fantastic post on how to monitor your vSphere for free and in less than 5 minutes: The post, and the Dashboards ready to consume, which have several thousand downloads, are very complete, but if it is true that many of you have asked me if we could go a step further and also monitor the physical part of the ESXi Hosts, using the IPMI.At the end of the blog posts you can have an interesting Dashboard as simple and useful as this one, where we can see the temperatures of the different components (it's different for each manufacturer, I'll leave you ready HPE and Supermicro):You can see it live without installing anything here:

VeeamON Tour – See you next week in London at The Premier Seminar for Cloud Data Management

Greetings everyone, Veeam is doing the local events as usual after VeeamON. These local events, which are happening all across Europe, are aimed to deliver all the content presented on Miami, in a much closer and personal way.If you live in the UK, Veeam is celebrating it's Premier Seminar for Cloud Data Management next week in London, at Euston Square, and I hope to see you all there.Regarding the technical and business oriented sessions, as usual on these events, the best part really will be to have access to the whole Veeam UK team which you might probably know, and if not, this will be a great opportunity to approach the team working on your territory. Also Systems Engineers like myself will be there all day to help you sizing the solution, or show you a demo, and discuss best practices.

Agenda

A great event must have a great agenda, and rest assured the day will be as productive as you can expect, let me show you the agenda of the day:

Plenary Session

Enterprise Customer Forum

Cloud Club

Attend for Free

Book your complimentary seat at VeeamON Tour UK to:

  • Learn about Veeam’s latest technologies, including the best-in-class features of the NEW Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 Update 4
  • Capitalise on your existing virtualisation, networking, storage and Veeam investments
  • Share best practices with top local IT experts, Alliance partners and your peers
  • Look for new opportunities for your business
  • Hear why Rabobank chose Veeam for a safer, cost effective and more flexible way of maintaining data and systems availability
The number of seats is limited, so book your space today!

How to get there

We will be waiting for you at 30 Euston Square, London, United Kingdom:

Veeam: Cloud Tier/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob – Microsoft Azure Blob Monitoring with Azure Monitor and Grafana

Greetings friends, the series on Microsoft Azure Blob comes to its last post, I hope you liked it and you find it useful when selecting an Object Storage for your Veeam Backups.We still have this last entry about Microsoft Azure Blob monitoring with Grafana. Let's go to it, after we follow all the steps we will be able to have a result like this:

Veeam: Cloud Tier/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob – Microsoft Azure Blob Monitoring with Veeam ONE

Greetings friends, we are in the penultimate post about this great series on Veeam Cloud/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob, and today we are going to see how we can monitor this repository in our Veeam ONE.

Capacity monitoring and Offload Tier jobs in Veeam ONE v9.5 U4 - Veeam ONE Monitor

Since the last Update 4 for Veeam ONE, we can now monitor the size, and the information we have sent to our Object Storage Repositories, for this we will go to Veeam ONE Monitor, and in the Data Protection View - Backup Repositories - your Object Storage section, we can see the following: It is a fairly complete monitoring that will help us understand the consumption of this Repository, and monitor it in case it is in the cloud and we have a certain budget.If we also want to see the growth of this repository, predictions, etc, we can go to Reports and see the following.

Veeam: Cloud Tier/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob – Quick overview to the Capacity Tier Offload task

Greetings friends, we have already seen during this series how to configure our Capacity/Cloud tier, the configuration within Veeam, in Microsoft Azure and of course a brief introduction to why use this new technology to store our oldest backups.Today I leave you some aspects that will help you to better understand the Capacity Tier process, how to launch it manually, etc.

How often does Scale-out Backup Repository Offload run?

The Scale-out Backup Repository offload task runs automatically every four hours, once we have configured our Capacity Tier, as we saw in the previous entry.This means that once we have configured everything, after four hours we will check if any of the files comply:
  • The age selected in the Capacity Tier option
  • It's a closed chain.
  • The override option has been selected if a certain % of use is reached in the Performance Tier
This Scale-out Offload process will run indefinitely every four hours.

Veeam: Cloud Tier/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob – How to configure a Veeam Backup & Replication Scale-Out Backup Repository

Greetings friends, now that we have seen an introduction to this great series and have created the Microsoft Azure Blob, we can go to Veeam and create everything relevant to Cloud/Capacity tier.

Scale-Out Backup Repository - Basics

Before we go any further, it is important that we understand what we intend to do. Cloud/Capacity Tier builds on Veeam's Scale-Out Backup Repository to combine Performance Tier and Capacity Tier.If we saw it in a very simple diagram, we would have the following, a combination of local extents (Backup Repositories) called Performance Tier, to which is added a Capacity Tier based on Object Storage to which are sent the copies we don't need to have in the performance tier:

Veeam: Cloud Tier/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob – How to create a Microsoft Storage Account and Azure Blob

Greetings friends, in the previous post we could see the introduction to this great series on Microsoft Azure Blob Storage, and how to send there our backups.In today's chapter we are going to see a comfortable step by step on how to create our container of Microsoft Azure Blob, for it before we will see a bit of theory.Before moving on to the content, I would like to show you the different components that make up Microsoft Azure Blob:
  • Storage Account: It is in this component where we will have to select if we want the Storage Account to be General Purpose V1, v2 or Blob directly, as well as selecting if we want it to be Hot Tier or Cool Tier, finally in the Storage Account we can also select how we want Microsoft Azure to protect this account, with geo-distribution, or locally in the region, and so on.
  • Container: In this component, which is a logical resource within a Storage Account, you can grant them access permissions, and make them public if you want.
  • Blob: It will be the content that is inside the container, content that is specially prepared to store PB of information exposing a RESTfulAPI.
And now that we're good at the different components of Microsoft Storage Account, we're going through the steps to create everything.

Veeam: Cloud Tier/Capacity Tier in Microsoft Azure Blob – Introduction

Greetings friends, a few weeks ago we saw the new functionality included for free in the latest Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 Update 4, Cloud/Capacity Tier, which allows us to move our backups that are already in retention policy to the Cloud to save disk space.Today I bring you the beginning of a series on Microsoft Azure Blob, and how to use this Cloud platform as one of the best candidates for this cloud storage of backup files.

Diagram of how it works

I would like to show you this diagram so that we understand the Veeam workflow between our local data center and Microsoft Azure Blob:We already saw in the article about Cloud/Capacity Tier, that only backup files that no longer have dependencies are susceptible to be uploaded to the cloud, this means that there are no other files as they can be incremental, or synthetic full backups depending on them, in the cases of GFS is easier to understand, since the files are Full, so they can be uploaded directly.

Veeam: How to deploy Dell EMC ECS Community Edition (OVA) to have Object Storage on-prem and use it as Cloud/Capacity Tier

Greetings friends, some time ago I showed you all the news of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 U4, and among them, I have told you in several articles all the power of Veeam Capacity/Cloud Tier, which allows us to take advantage of Object Storage providers to store large numbers of backups that normally require a long retention, months, semesters or years.Many of you, and in the Community, have wondered if you can use storage that we have in our Datacenters that offer Object Storage services, and the answer is YES, of course, as long as the product publishes the S3 service following modern standards should work. Veeam has an unofficial list of products and solutions that you can deploy in your Datacenter.And it's from this list that I've got one of the products that most caught my attention, because of the company behind it, Dell EMC, and because they have a Community Edition, I'm talking about Dell EMC ECS.As this blog entry is quite long, I leave you the menu here to jump wherever you want:

Dell EMC ECS at a Glance

Dell EMC ECS is an industry-leading object storage platform designed to support traditional and next-generation workloads. Available in multiple consumer models: it is defined software and can be purchased as a turnkey device or as a service operated by Dell EMC-ECS. It enables organizations of all sizes to economically store and manage unstructured data at any scale and for any length of time.EMC ECS is an object storage system that makes use of persistent storage containers for cloud storage protocols. ECS supports AWS S3 and OpenStack Swift. In file-enabled buckets, ECS can provide NFS exports for access to file-level objects.We find two main models, in the smallest we can start with a not inconsiderable 60TB and in the largest we can find configurations of up to 8.6PB per rack.As we can imagine what Dell EMC ECS provides us with is object-based storage, scalable and at a reduced price, if we think of an architecture in which a user writes a block using an S3 connector, it would be like this: We see how all nodes are replicated between them, and that only if the block has been stored in all nodes is considered valid.If we thought of a similar operation, but this time reading an S3 block, it would be like this:We see how the request enters through Node 1, which gathers the information of all nodes and at the end it is sent from node 3 to node 1 and from there it is presented to the client.