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.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part II – Download and Install Veeam ONE

Greetings friends, we continue with the fantastic series on Veeam ONE, where we will see step by step to deploy monitoring, reporting, and capacity planning system. Today we have the most basic, the download and installation of Veeam ONE.

Veeam ONE ISO download

It should be noted that Veeam is part of Veeam Availability Suite, which is a bundle that includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE, and which is usually much cheaper than buying Veeam ONE separately.Today we are going to download the ISO of Veeam ONE, to do so, we will go to the official website of Veeam ONE and click on Download Free Trial:

Looking for the perfect Dashboard: InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Grafana – Part XX (Monitoring SSL Certificates x.509)

Greetings friends, during these last years we have seen how to monitor all kinds of services with Grafana, InfluxDB, and Telegraf, such as VMware vSphere, Linux, Windows, Veeam and more. Today I bring you one of these entries that are extremely useful and simple at the same time.I'm talking about how to monitor your SSL certificates, yours or any manufacturer's, URLs, etc. So that we can avoid failure like the one Microsoft had just a few days ago when an SSL certificate expired due to being a leap year.

Looking for the Perfect Dashboard: Veeam ONE – Part I – Introduction to Veeam ONE

Greetings friends, today we start another series on monitoring vSphere and Veeam environments, in this case, we will use a corporate tool such as Veeam ONE. In this series, we are going to see from less to more, covering from the basics, to the most advanced, with scenarios that we can find day by day.I hope you like the series, you have the menu at the end of the series, which will help you move to the chapter that you find most interesting.

Veeam ONE at a glance

Veeam® ONE is part of the Veeam Availability Suite, providing complete visibility into our entire IT environment, including Veeam-protected physical or cloud workloads. With support for Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Agents, as well as VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V, Veeam ONE offers deep and intelligent monitoring, reporting and automation through interactive tools, so we can be alerted and resolve potential problems before they impact production. Veeam ONE features including:
  • 24×7 real-time monitoring, reporting, alerting and management of backup and virtual environments: Notification to users of availability and performance issues to avoid downtime, meet service level agreements and maintain compliance. Assess the performance of the backup infrastructure to ensure that existing configurations comply with resource management and configuration tracking best practices
  • Capacity planning and forecasting: We can forecast resource use and utilization trends with what-if models and monitor resource over-commitment for backups and virtual infrastructure
  • Chargeback and Billing: We will be able to get full visibility of IT costs of computing, storage, and backup repository resources
  • Business Categorizations: We will be able to analyze, monitor and assign alarms to mission-critical applications running on virtual machines, regardless of their location, to meet service level agreements (SLAs) and ensure compliance.
  • Intelligent diagnostics and automation: We can leverage advanced data intelligence that can identify and help resolve errors in infrastructure and software configurations with automated and proactive problem resolution. Further, improve response times through pre-defined and automated resolution of common backup and virtual infrastructure issues with self-correcting remedial actions.

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.