Veeam: How to Design and Deploy a Backup System Based on SLA Policies – Part III – Assigning vSphere Tags to Application Groups

Greetings friends, we come to the third entry on this interesting topic on how to protect a vSphere environment using Veeam Backup & Replication with SLA policies, we have seen in previous entries, how to design and create SLA policies in vSphere, and how to create the entire Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, today we will see how the owners or managers of each department can assign the policies to their workloads.

Create or Edit Roles in VMware vSphere

The first thing we will have to do is to grant the role of vSphere Tagging to the role that the different users or responsible of the workloads are using, for example, I have a very limited role, that only allows to do some operations in the VMs, and to this role, I have added the following permission:

Veeam: How to Design and Implement a Policy-Based Backup System – Part II – Creating the Policies in Veeam Backup & Replication

Greetings friends, I already told you in the previous post about how to deploy a backup system using SLA policies, and in that first post, the first steps were mentioned, especially creating the SLA architecture and policies in VMware as vSphere Tags.In this second entry, we're going to see how to create the Veeam architecture we mentioned in the first post, something similar to the following:

Veeam: How to Design and Implement a Backup System Based on SLA Policies – Part I – Design, Architecture, and Tagging in vSphere

Greetings friends, for a long time I have found in more and more places the need of IT Departments to offer the backup as a service internally to the rest of the departments.This means that the IT and Backup managers create the entire infrastructure and backup possibilities, and it is the different managers of each application or group of applications who are responsible.

Create an SLA policy plan according to our business

The first thing we will have to do is sit down and create these SLA plans, according to the needs and obligations of our company. For example, let's imagine that we have three different levels of protection for our environment.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part IX – Chargeback to create cost reports of our Infrastructure

Greetings friends, we arrive at the last entry about In Search of the perfect Dashboard using Veeam ONE, we have seen in-depth many features that surely you had overlooked, or even maybe you didn't know if so I feel happy to have written it.Today we are going to see how to use the Chargeback reports in Veeam ONE. When we talk about Chargeback, we are not really talking about charging anyone for resources, but about having a control of how much certain workloads are costing, besides being useful in Service Provider environments, or simply as I say, sending once a month, or every three months, a report of the resources and their cost to the different departments.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part VIII – In-depth look at Reports in Veeam ONE Reporter

Greetings friends, during the past entries of this series, we have seen Veeam ONE in-depth, and many of its components and features, today we will see one that is especially important to have everything under control and be able to create weekly utility reports, or automated for the departments that need it most.

Veeam ONE Reporter - Detailed Reports using the Workspace tab

When you first enter the Veeam ONE Reports tab called Workspace, you may find it a bit of an uphill battle, as there are hundreds of reports already ready to consume, my advice is to use the search box at the top right to find what you are looking for:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part VII – Dashboards at a Glance in the Veeam ONE Reporter

Greetings friends, today we are going to see in detail, how the Backup Infrastructure Administrators do not get their fingers caught in the resources, and how to create reports that help them understand which environment is busiest.

Veeam ONE Reporter - Dashboards give you a deep insight into your environment

You know that I have a certain passion for Dashboards, I have told you many times how to use other products to visualize your information in a simple and fast way.In this series about Veeam ONE we have seen many important points about how to monitor your VMware vSphere and Veeam environment, and today comes the day to see the Dashboards in detail.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part VI – Troubleshooting Veeam Backup and Replication using Veeam ONE Monitor

Greetings friends, today we are going to see in detail, how the Backup Infrastructure Administrators do not get their fingers caught in the resources, and how to create reports that help them understand which environment is busiest.

Veeam ONE Heatmap - A quick look at how busy our environment is

One of the best bird's eye views we have is the one called HEATMAP, which can be found in Veeam ONE Reports, in the Dashboards section. With a simple glance we can see that it is in amber or red, besides being able to see it by each component of the Infrastructure:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part V – Troubleshooting vSphere using Veeam ONE Monitor

Greetings friends, we have seen in previous posts the installation of VeeamONE, the basic configuration of a VMware and Veeam environment. Today we are going to go a step further and see the daily use that can be given to VeeamONE.

Troubleshooting of environment alarms

We are going to use Veeam ONE Monitor Client for all this lab, the first thing we will do is log in, and depending on the privileges we have we will be able to see more or fewer resources, in my case with Administrator permissions, I see everything, like the All-Seeing eye, then we can see at a glance all the alerts for each type of element, Hosts, Datastores and Virtual Machines:

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part III – Adding a VMware vSphere Infrastructure to Veeam ONE

Greetings friends, I have been telling you the first steps with Veeam ONE in previous posts, today I come to show you how to connect to our vSphere environment so that Veeam ONE can collect from there all the metrics of the VMs, Hosts, Clusters, etc. This process is not intrusive and does not affect VMs, hosts or vCenter.