VMCE v9 Study Guide – Module 10 – Veeam ONE Reporting

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Just as was with the Veeam ONE dashboards post this post is a lengthy one – and quite honestly just created to help me remember all of the different reports and options available within Veeam Reporter.  Again, just as with Veeam ONE Monitor – Reporter is on the exam and you will need to know a little bit about what all it can provide.

Veeam Reporter contains a number of useful reports that can help us to monitor both our virtual infrastructure along with our backup infrastructure.

  • VMware Infrastructure Assessment
    • ensures that your VMs can be successfully backed up by looking for configuration and incompatibilities that may affect backup job
    • helps predict the amount of future changes on disks that may have an influence on your backup window, consumed backup capacities, or WAN bandwidth allocated
    • Contains the following reports
      • Datastore Performance Assessment – helps to assess current load on storage in order to best define values in Backup I/O control
      • VM Change Rate Estimation – helps to predict sizes of incremental backups by tracking change rate
      • VM Configuration Assessment – lists VMs that could face issues when getting backed up.
  • Veeam Cloud Connect Report Pack
    • Tracks our VCC Infrastructure
    • Contains following Reports
      • Cloud Connect Inventory – displays inventory information for VBR and Cloud Connect components including licensing
      • Cloud Connect Replication Provisioning – helps define whether existing plans for hardware match our hosts and datastore capabilities to avoid potential issues caused by over provisioning.
      • Over Provisioned Backup Repositories – tracks and calculates the number of days left before we will breach a specified threshold in terms of space utilization
      • Veeam Cloud Connect User Report – Allows providers to analyze configuration and quota usage on repositories.  Helps to prevent running out of space and keeps an eye on users activities and quotas
  • Veeam Backup and Replication Report  Pack
    • Analyzes health, performance and efficiency of VBR.
    • Contains the following reports…
      • Backup Alarms Overview –  displays most frequently triggered alarms and most affected VBR infrastructure objects
      • Backup Billing – allows MSPs to generate billing statements for customers.
      • Backup Copy Job – Helps to analyze traffic savings of Backup Copy Jobs and WAN Accelerators
      • Backup Copy Job GFS Backup Files – Allows administrators to easily track GFS restore points and when certain backups will be removed including the size and day they are to be removed.
      • Backup Infrastructure Assessment – helps to improve job configuration and implement necessary hardware and software recommendations.  Helps you attain a lower backup window, lower resource consumption and more efficiency throughout your whole VBR environment
      • Backup Inventory – displays information on the state of backup infrastructure components and licensing details
      • Backup Job Data Exclusions – reviews exclusion settings configured in jobs.
      • Backup Jobs Historical Information – exhaustive information on the state of recent jobs.
      • Capacity Planning for Backup Repositories – analyze configuration of space utilization of repositories to forecast how long until the repository reaches capacity.
      • Current Backup Alarms State Overview – detects and resolves current and most pressing issues with VBR
      • Delegated Restore Permissions Overview – audits restore permissions.
      • Job Configuration Change Tracking – reviews user activity and tracks changes made to jobs.
      • Job Configuration Dump – helps to review settings of the current configuration of VBR jobs.
      • Latest Backup Job Status – helps administrators monitor recent VM protection operations.
      • Orphaned VMs – discovers VMs present in existing backups, but missing within a VBR job.
      • Protected VMs – helps to discover which VMs in the environment have up to date restore points and which are set to be backed up, but do not have a recent restore point.
      • Protected VMs Job Schedule – publishes the time table for scheduled jobs and their respective VMs
      • Replica Billing – assesses storage management costs for replication and auto generate billing statements.
      • Restore Operator Activity – tracks restore activities across all different restore methods as well as most popular recovery items.
      • Scale-Out Backup Repository Configuration – shows configuration and utilization of SOBR and their respective extents
      • SQL Backup Job Historical Information – tracks historical stats of SQL Backup jobs
      • SureBackup Jobs Overview – validates completion status and results of verification tests for SureBackup jobs.
      • Tape Backups – Maintains a record of all VMs archived to tape
      • Tape Exportation – information in regards to backup files located on tapes that have been exported from tape libraries.
      • Tape GFS Configuration – Information about GFS Media Pools – what tapes are exported, where they are stored, what tapes are assigned to certain media sets.
      • Tape Media Retention Period – information on retention policy settings configured for tape media pools.
      • Tape Vaults Overview – what vaults do we have, what tapes are archived in the vaults and what was their previous location.
      • Unmapped datastore LUNS – which shared datastores are not mapped to a proxy, thus no Direct SAN mode.
      • Veeam Backup Files Growth – capacity planning to asses historical growth of backup files.
      • Verified VMs – allows for a quick view of SureBackup results and confirm backups are recoverable.
      • VM Backup Compliance Overview – lists VMs that do not meet the requirement of having a certain number of backup copies available.
      • VM Backup Status – provides info on the backup status of all protected VMs
      • VM Change Rate History – track jobs who’s backup files and replicas grow too fast.
      • VM Failover Plan Overview – analyzes failover plan configuration and provides information on how much data is consumed by replica VMs on the target datastores.
      • VMs Backed up by Multiple Jobs – Finds VMs which are included in more than one job.
      • VMs with no Archive Copy – helps to assess whether mission critical VMs have backup copies stored on secondary backup repositories or tape.
  • VMware Overview Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Cluster Configuration – allows you to keep an eye on the state of hardware resources provided to cluster and verify configuration settings of clusters
      • Datastore Capacity – shows information on the amount of used and free space on datastores, virtual and logical disks.
      • Datastore Configuration – helps to monitor storage capacities ensuring VMs have sufficient room to run.
      • Datastore space usage history –  analyzes amount of space consumed historically showing growth, both high and low on your datastores.
      • Guest Disk Free Space – Information on VM guest disks such as capacity, free space, etc.
      • Guest Disk Space Usage – evaluates disk health based on capacity, free and used space.
      • Host Configuration – documents host configuration in the environment
      • Hypervisor Version – evaluates what versions each host is running.
      • Infrastructure Overview – monitors health and state of objects within your virtual environment.
      • VMs Configuration – documents current configuration of VMs such as cpu, power state, usage, VMware tools, Guest OS, etc.
      • VMs Growth –  tracks number of VMs in the environment and how it has been changing.
  • VMware Monitoring Report Pack
    • Contains the following Reports
      • Alarms Current State Overview – shows unresolved alarms from Veeam ONE Monitor
      • Alarms Overview – Shows most common alarms and most affected virtual infrastructure objects
      • Cluster Hosts Performance – helps to tweak DRS settings, performance settings and cluster health – from a host point of view
      • Cluster Performance – Same as cluster hosts performance but from a cluster point of view
      • Datastore Performance – shows historical and current IOPS/errors, etc.
      • Host Performance – stats on CPU, memory, disk, and network.
      • Host Uptime –top and lowest uptime for hosts (top 5).  Also how long each host was down, etc.
      • Multiple Clusters Performance – aggregates historical data for clusters.  Top consuming hosts, VMS, usage trends, etc.
      • Resource Pool and vApp Performance – stats on resources for vApps and resource pools.
      • VM Performance – resource statistics on VMs and trending.
      • VM Uptime – Top/Lowest uptime for top 5 VMs.  Also shows how long each VM has been down.
  • VMware Optimization Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Active Snapshots – shows VMs with snapshots, when they were created, size of snapshot and how old they are.
      • Garbage Files – shows space consumed by files that do not belong to VMs
      • Idle Templates – shows templates that haven’t been utilized in a specified period, including location, size and last time accessed.
      • Idle VMs – shows VMs that have been idle for a specified period.
      • Inefficient Datastore Usage – shows amount of space consumed by VMs that have been inactive for one month, six month, and one week.
      • Orphaned VM Snapshots – Shows amount of space consumed by snapshots that are no longer in use by the VM.
      • Oversized VMs – detects VMs with more RAM/CPU than they require.
      • Powered Off VMs – shows VMs that were powered off for a specified period.
      • Undersized VMs – identifies VMs which require more CPU/Memory.
  • VMware Capacity Planning Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Capacity Planning –  forecasts how many days remain before we meet a specific threshold.
      • Host Failure Modeling – Simulates failover of one ore more hosts to forecast CPU/Memory usage on the remaining hosts.
      • How many more VMs can be provisioned – calculates how many more VMs we can support before we meet a specified threshold.
      • Over provisioned Datastores – assesses potential impact of over provisioning thin provisioned VMs on datastores.
  • VMware Configuration Tracking Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Infrastructure Changes Audit – analyzes recently infrastructure changes
      • Infrastructure Changes by Object – detailed information on changes to a specific object.
      • Permissions by Object –  audits permissions to specific objects.
      • Permissions by User – audits permission based on user
  • Hyper-V Infrastructure Assessment
    • Contains the following reports
      • Configuration Assessment – compares Hyper-V infrastructure against a set of recommended settings and best practices.  Mitigates issues that might prevent VMs from being backed up.
      • Performance Assessment – analyzes Hyper-V infrastructure to confirm its configured optimally.
  • Hyper-V Overview Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Alarms Overview – review the triggered alarms from Veeam ONE Monitor
      • Cluster Configuration – documents current configuration of clusters and reports on memory, cpu and storage utilization
      • Datastore Capacity – documents configuration of CSVs, SMB shares and local disk, reports on total capacity, free, used and provisioned and calculates trends.  Also includes top 3 VMs in terms of capacity usage.
      • Host Configuration – documents current configuration of hosts and reports on CPU, Memory, Network and storage utilization
      • Infrastructure Overview – Shows properties of SCVMM servers, clusters, CSVs, SMB Shares, local disks, hosts and networks.  Distribution of MV by power states, integration services status.
      • VMs Configuration – provides details on cpu, memory, power state, disk usage, etc.
      • VMs Growth – tracks how the number of VMs within the environment changes and how it influenced resources.
  • Hyper-V Monitoring Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Failover Cluster Performance – shows top consuming hosts within cluster as well as CPU, Memory, Disk and Network resource utilization
      • Host Performance – Shows top consuming VMs on a host as well as all CPU, Memory, Disk and network resource utilization
      • Local Datastore Performance – Lists top 3 consuming VMs as well as read/write latency, read/write rate, and IOP Statistics
      • VM Performance – Shows stats around CPU, Memory, disk and network as well as trending.
      • VM Uptime – shows top 5 VMs with most and least uptime, as well as all VMs whose uptime is lower than specific thresholds
      • Windows 2008 CSV Performance – Aggregates all Win 2008 CSVs to show read/write rates and IOPS as well as top 3 consuming VMs
      • Windows 2012 CSV Performance – same as Windows 2008 but the addition of directed/redirected access mode.
  • Hyper-V Optimization Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Active Snapshots – shows snapshot age and size for all VMs containing snapshots.
      • Idle VMs – Shows CPU, Memory, disk and network utilization of idle VMs
      • Oversized VMs – Shows oversized VMs by CPU and Memory as well as all VMs with static memory.
      • Powered Off VMs – Shows VMs that have been powered off between a specified time period.
      • Undersized VMs – Identifies VMs who need more CPU/Memory.
  • Hyper-V Capacity Planning Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Capacity Planning – allows you to project how many days you have remaining across all aspects of your environment
      • Host Failure Modeling – allows you simulate failures of one or more hosts.
      • Over-provisioned Datastores – shows top 5 over and under provisioned datastores as well as datastores with least amount of free space remaining.
  • Custom Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Custom Infrastructure – allows you drill down into infrastructure objects and data not covered in other reports.
      • Hyper-V Custom Performance – can define specific metrics to monitor in terms of CPU, memory, network and disk for Hyper-V, CSVs and SMB Shares
      • Hyper-V Raw Performance Data – can get detailed raw data of all Hyper-V Metrics
      • Inventory – provides the most complete and up to date configuration information of all objects in the virtual environment
      • Report Builder – Merges data generated by separate custom reports into a single document.
      • VMware Custom Performance – allows you to define specific metrics in terms of CPU, Memory, Network and Disk for vSphere.
      • VMware Raw Performance data – get detailed raw data in terms of CPU, memory, network and disk for vSphere.
  • vCloud Director Report Pack
    • Contains the following reports
      • Catalogs Overview – shows an inventory of catalogs for selected organizations
      • Multiple Organizations vDC Performance – aggregates historical data for selected organizations (CPU, disk, network)  Lists top consuming vApps and VMs
      • Multiple vApps Performance – shows performance and resource statistics for a specific time period in the scope of a vApp.  Rates VMs by resource usage level and trends.
      • Organization Configurations –shows current configuration of organizations within the vCloud Director Infrastructure
      • Organization vDC Performance – shows performance stats for a specific organization datacenter across a specific time frame.
      • Provider vDC Performance – shows provider virtual datacenter statistics over a specific timeframe
      • vApp Configuration – Shows vApp configuration as well as top 5 cpu consuming vapps, memory, storage, etc.  shows number of powered on/off/resolved/and suspended vApps.
      • vApp Performance – shows CPU, memory, disk, network stats for a specific vApp and shows top consuming VMs.
      • VM Performance – shows performance stats for specific VMs
      • VM Uptime – shows top 5 highest/least VMs in terms of uptime, as well as VMs who have uptime values lower/greater than a specified threshold.
  • Offline Report Pack
    • allows you to export raw data/inventory into a couple external formats.
    • Contains the following reports
      • Infrastructure Overview (visio) – exports your inventory and configuration specifics to visio format.
      • Raw Data Analysis – Creates an Excel workbook containing detailed raw data on all objects within VMware.