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.

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: 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.

Veeam: Recording of the webinar “The Top 10 Best Practices for vSphere Backup”

Greetings friends, I was lucky enough to present the Webinar for Veeam called top 10 best practices for VMware vSphere Backup. In this nearly one-hour webinar, we'll see ten tips, each important, on best practices for getting the best results when backing up VMware vSphere with Veeam Backup & Replication.

Webinar Description

Virtualization is becoming more and more important. This is why all of us need to deal with professional data protection. In this webinar for IT professionals, you will learn everything about backup and the top 10 best practices for your vSphere environment, according to Veeam.In this webinar, we will answer these questions:
  • Which backup mode best fits my infrastructure?
  • What are the options for restoring my data?
  • What are the benefits of Veeam Storage Snapshot integration?
  • How do I perform a professional vSAN Backup with Veeam?
  • And more!
I leave you here the recording, I hope you like it:Download slides

Related Links

Some good links which you can find insde the slides as well are: Thank you so much, if you have any questions about the Webinar, or about the Best Practices for vSphere, please feel free to drop me an email.