VMCE Study Guide – Module 10 – Veeam ONE Dashboards

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I apologize for the repetitiveness between this post and the Veeam ONE user guide, but honestly I learn a lot by writing things down – and since I wrote it down I’ll share it.  There isn’t alot of information here about each and every dashboard – there is a lot of them and to go through them would be very exhausting.  That said, Veeam ONE Dashboards is on the course outline for the VMCE exam, and there is a good chance you will end up getting some questions around them – so best to go through them all….  With that said, here’s a portion of Module 10 of the VMCE Study Guide.

Veeam ONE Dashboards

Veeam ONE contains many different dashboards dealing with both your infrastructure and your Backup Infrastructure.

Backup Infrastructure Dashboards

  • Backup Infrastructure Summary – shows the latest state of the backup operations in your virtual environment and indicates the most used resources in the backup infrastructure with the following charts.
    • Backup Jobs by  Status, Replication Jobs by Status, SureBackup Jobs by Status
    • Top Repository Servers by Used Space
    • Top Proxy Servers by Weekly processed disks
  • Backup Repositories Overview – overview and performance analysis for repositories.
    • Repositories Overview (# of repos, # of VM backups in repos, space occupied by full/incremental backups)
    • Top Repositories by used space
    • Top Repositories by days left
    • Top Repositories by weekly backup window
  • Backup Repository Summary – information about an individual repository
    • Repository Overview
    • Capacity Planning (# of days before no space)
    • Free space usage (amount of used storage vs amount of available storage.
  • Proxy Servers Overview – configuration and performance overview for proxies
    • Proxy Server Overview – break down of proxies by transport mode
    • Top proxies by processed VMs – top 5 backup proxies that process the greatest number of VMs over the past 7 days
    • Top Proxy by Transferred Data – top 5 backup proxies that transferred the greatest amount of data over the past 7 days
    • Top Proxies by Weekly Backup Window – detect the most busy proxy servers over the last 7 days
  • Proxy Server Summary – details on an individual proxy
    • Proxy Server Overview (number of task currently processing, transport mode, number of VMs processed over the last 7 days, number of VM disk processing task that can be assigned at the same time.
    • Number of processed disks – how many VM disk the proxy processed over the past 7 days
    • Transferred data – amount of backup data the proxy has transferred over the past 7 days.
    • Backup Window Utilization – estimates how busy the proxy was during the past 7 days.
  • WAN Accelerators Overview
    • WAN Accelerator Overview – number of WAN Accelerators, number of VMs stored in restore points that were transferred using acceleration, total network traffic sent by accelerators, amount of saved traffic.
    • Top Accelerators by Acceleration Efficiency – shows 5 accelerators that save the greatest amount of traffic over the past 7 days.
    • Top Accelerators by Transferred Data – top 5 accelerators that transferred the greatest amount o VM data over the past 7 days.
  • WAN Accelerator Summary
    • Overview – number of vms stored in restore points or received by the accelerator, amount of network traffic/saved traffic
    • Accelerator Efficiency – accelerators that save the greatest amount to traffic.
    • Transferred Data by day – shows the amount of VM data that was read from the source and the amount that was actually transferred.
  • Tape Servers Overview
    • Overview – shows number of tape servers and the tape libraries connected to them
    • top Tape servers by processed VMs – top 5 tape servers that process and archive to tape the greatest number of VMs over the last 7 days
    • Top tape servers by transferred data – top 5 tape servers that archived the greatest amount of data to tape over the past 7 days
    • Top tape servers utilization – detect the most busy tape servers over the past 7 days (cumulative time it was retrieving, processing and transferring data)
  • Tape Servers Summary
    • Overview – number of libraries connected to the server
    • Number of Processed VMs – how many VMs the tape server processed over the past 7 days
    • Processed Data – amount of data the tape servers has archived over the past 7 days
    • Backup Window Utilization – estimates how busy the tape server was over the past 7 days.
  • Cloud Repositories Overview
    • Overview – The number of repositories created for cloud connect users, number or repository leases expiring in the next 30 days, number of VMs in backups on repositories, cumulative amount of storage occupied by VM backups on all managed repositories
    • Top Cloud Repositories by Utilization – 5 cloud repositories that have the greatest amount of used storage
    • Top Cloud Repositories with least days left – top 5 repos that can run low on storage space sooner than others
    • Top repositories by daily utilization growth – How fast the amount of space on the repositories has grown over the past 7 days.
  • Cloud Repository Summary
    • Overview – name of user owning repository, date when expires, number of VMs stored in the repository, amount of space occupied
    • Capacity Planning – user quota, amount of free space, number of days before the repo runs out of space.
    • Space Utilization by Day – amount of used storage space against the amount of available space
    • Number of VMs by day – number of VMs whose backups were written to the repository during the past period.
  • Cloud Gateways Overview
    • Overview – number of cloud gateways managed, number of connections to gateways over the past 24 hours, amount of backup data that was transferred through all gateways, average amount of time during which the gateways were utilized over the past 24 hours.
    • User Connections – most loaded cloud gateways in terms of user connections
    • Data Transferred – amount of transferred data by most utilized gateways
  • Cloud Gateway Summary
    • Overview – number of users that have been connected over the past day, week, or month, TCPIP port used for external connections, Amount of backup data processed over the past day, week, or month, Amount of time that the gateway was retrieving, processing and transferring data
    • User Connections/Sessions – how many times the connection to the gateway was established to transfer backup traffic
    • Data Transferred/Processed Data – amount of backup data that the cloud gateway transferred to the cloud repo over the past period
    • Weekly/Monthly Summary – estimates just how busy the gateway was during the period.

VMware Infrastructure Dashboards

  • Virtual Infrastructure Summary – provides the health state overview for the selected object, available on the root node, as well as folders, resource pools, hosts clusters, datacenters or the vCenter Server.
    • Host State, Datastore State, VM State – healthy objects are green, those with warnings are yellow, and errors are red
    • Latest Alarms – the last 15 alarms that were triggered on the selected object
    • Alarms by Object – shows the last 15 objects with the highest number of alarms.  Displayed in an X/X format – i.e. 3/1 means 3 alarms, 1 warning.
  • ESXi Host Summary
    • Datastore State/VM State – health of the objects on the host
    • Resource Usage – capacity and performance summary for the hosts CPU and Memory
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for the host and all its child objects
    • Alarms by Object – 15 child objects with the greatest number of alarms
  • Virtual Machine Summary
    • Selected Object – shows the health state for the selected VM\
    • CPU/Memory Usage – amount of CPU/Memory resources the VM is consuming
    • Guest Disk Usage – amount of available and used guest disk usage – broke down by disk  By default the top 5 utilized disks of the VM are shown.  Requires VMware tools
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for the VM
    • Parent Object Health Status – shows current state of the host where the VM is running, as well as the state of the datastore where the VM resides.
  • Datastore Summary
    • Hosts State/VM state – shows health of hosts attached to datastore and VMs residing on datastore
    • Disk Space Usage – amount of available, used, and provisioned disk space
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for datastore and objects working with this datastore
    • Latest Disk Latency – current read/write latency values and the average

Hyper-V Dashboards

  • Virtual Infrastructure Summary
    • Host/Datastore/VM States – displays health of associated objects
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for respective objects
    • Alarms by Object – 15 objects with highest number of alarms
  • Host Summary
    • Datastore/VM state – health of associated objects
    • Resource Usage – capacity/usage summary for CPU/Memory on host/overview of volumes connected to host (capacity, free space
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms
    • Alarms by object – 15 objects with highest level of alarms
  • VM Summary
    • CPU/Memory Usage – Dynamic memory VMs show usage, static memory show 100% all the time
    • Datastore Usage – amount of storage available/consumed where the VMs reside
    • Latest alarms – last 15 alarms for the VM
    • Parent Object Health Status – health of the host VM is running on.
  • Local Storage Summary
    • Hosts/VM State – health of hosts connected, VMs hosted.
    • Disk Space Usage – amount of available/used disk space
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for local storage
    • Latest Disk Latency – current read/write as well as average
  • SMB Share Summary
    • Hosts/VM state – health of connected hosts, VMs residing on share
    • Disk Space Usage – amount of available/used capacity
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for share/hosts that work with share
    • Latest Disk Speed – current read/write rate, along with average over the past hour
  • Cluster Shared Volume Summary
    • Host/VM State – I’ve typed what this is enough Smile
    • Disk Space usage – free/available capacity on CSVs
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for CSVs
    • Latest Disk Speed – current direct and redirected I/O values as well as average for past hour

vCloud Director Dashboards

  • vCD Infrastructure Summary
    • Top 5 orgs by VM Errors/Warnings /Healthy– orgs with greatest number of errors/warnings/no alarms
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for vCD segment
    • Alarms by Object – 15 objects with greatest number of alarms
  • Provider vDCs Overview
    • Error/Warning/Health Objects – provider vDCs by state (error/warning/healthy)
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms triggered for vDCs
    • Alarms by Object – 15 objects with the greatest number of alarms
  • Provider vDC Summary
    • CPU/Memory/Storage Usage – amount of currently consumed CPU, memory and storage resources for the vDC
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms associated with vDC and its underlying objects
    • Alarms by Object – current state of hosts/datastores providing resources to the vDC
  • Organizations Overview
    • Error/Warning/Healthy Objects – groups VMs by orgs by health status
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms triggered for orgs
    • Alarms By Object – 15 objects with greatest number of alarms.
  • Organization Summary
    • VMs by State – summary health of VMs in the organization
    • Latest Blocking Tasks – last 15 suspended operations that require approval
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for orgs, org vDCs, VMs and vApps associated with orgs
    • Alarms by Object – 15 objects with greatest number of alarms
  • Organization vDC Summary
    • VMs by State – typed this too much Smile
    • Expired vApps – vApps whose runtime/storage lease is expired.
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for org vDC and child objects
    • Alarms by Object – 15 objects with greatest number of alarms
  • vApp Summary
    • VMs by State – see previous dashboard
    • VMs by Tools State – groups VMs in the vApp by VMware Tools State.
    • VMs by Power State – groups VMs in the vApp by their power status
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for the vApp and VMs within it.
    • Alarms by Object – 15 objects with the greatest number of alarms
  • VM Summary
    • CPU/Memory Usage – show the amount of CPU/Memory resources VM is consuming
    • Guest Disk Usage – amount of available and used guest disk usage (needs VMware Tools)
    • Latest Alarms – last 15 alarms for the VM
    • Parent Object Health Status – current health state of host