Veeam Availability Suite contains a backup & replication solution (Veeam Backup & Replication) and a monitoring & reporting tool (Veeam ONE). In this post I will be deploying Veeam ONE Monitoring and configuring it to monitor my VMware vCenter environment.
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For a full list of System Requirements read the latest release notes
- Hardware: 2 vCPU, 4 GB Memory (8 GB Recommended)
- Disk Space: It is not specified how much disk space is recommended. Depending on the length you want to keep performance data will adjust sizing.
- Download the Veeam Availability Suite ISO from here: https://www.veeam.com/data-center-availability-suite.html
Install Veeam ONE:
Mount the ISO and run Setup.exe
Click Veeam ONE Server
Accept the EULA then click Next
If you have a license file you can browse for it to enable full functionality or you can proceed with the Free edition. Click here for a comparison between Free and Paid.
I always like going through Advanced installation to see what options there are. Click Next
Leave the default features and change installation directory if applicable. Click Next
It will perform a check for the required components. This is a really nice feature of Veeam is it will install the missing pieces for you. Click Install to have it start.
Once everything passes click Next
The account must be a member of the Local Administrators group and have System Administrator rights on the SQL Server where the Veeam ONE database will reside. The user name should be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format. Click Next:
Since I am installing Veeam ONE on the same server as Backup & Replication (my home lab) it sees the existing SQL Express installation.
If you have a SQL ODBC connection setup you can select it here.
If you have neither you can select Install new instance.
Recommend leaving the ports defaulted. Click Next
Click VMware vCenter Server or Microsoft Hyper-V to setup communication.
Enter credentials to an account that has access to vCenter. My service account is in the administrators group of vCenter. Click Next:
You can connect Veeam ONE to a existing Veeam Backup & Replication Server to collect information. Enter connection settings if applicable or click Configure connection settings later to skip. Click Next
Select the size of your environment. If you have a large environment is is recommend to have a external SQL server. Click Next
Confirm the install configuration and click Install
Once the installation completes click Finish
It will prompt you that a log off is needed to complete installation. Save any open documents/windows and click Yes
Veeam ONE Reporter:
The Veeam ONE Reporter allows you to view dashboards and run reports on your environment. You can access Veeam ONE Reporter from the browser by going to:
<strong><code>HTTP://<fqdn or ip>:1239</code></strong>
Login using the service account you used during the installation. If you do not have popup disabled then allow it.
The Dashboards tab allows you to view the prebuilt and custom dashboards. Dashboards provide a overview on the state of your environment.
The Workspace section lets you run and view reports.
The Configuration section lets you change settings and scheduled administrative tasks such as data collection for reports and dashboards.
Veeam ONE Monitor Client:
The Monitor Client is a installed application that will be your primary tool to view information from your Veeam ONE Server. It allows you to manage, view and interact with alarms and monitoring data, analyze performance of virtual infrastructure objects and data protection of your virtual environment, troubleshot issues that occur in your virtual environment, generate reports and administer monitoring settings.
The installation for Veeam ONE Monitor Client can be found on the downloaded ISO. The installation is straight forwarded and will have to be done on every computer you want the ONE Monitor Client.
Hope this post helps you get Veeam ONE setup in your environment!