Veeam One: Free Edition Powerful And Worth A Look!

Veeam don’t just do awesome Backup & Replication software…they also have, what I think is a highly underrated operations and management and capacity planning platform called VeeamOne. VeeamOne isn’t a new product and in fact it’s been around for a number of years and Veeam pitch the platform against competing products like VMware’s vROPs and other analytics platforms currently on the market.

Veeam® ONE™ is a powerful monitoring, reporting and capacity planning tool for the Veeam backup infrastructure and VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments. It helps enable Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by providing complete visibility of the IT environment to detect issues before they have operational impact.

Awesome for VCSPs:

I had previously installed v7 and v8 of it in trial form for lab production testing using the 30 day full version trial key but hadn’t installed v9 until last week. What tweaked my interest this time around was the fact that the Free Edition (see below for feature comparison) has full unrestricted support for Veeam Cloud Connect monitoring and reporting. By way of a bonus it also has excellent reporting into vCloud Director instances and in my opinion is a great tool for any Veeam or VMware Service Provider offering Cloud Connect and/or vCloud Director.

For Cloud Connect it gives you a complete overview on what’s happening with all Tenant Jobs and resources and provides excellent detail on the state of all Cloud Connect resources. It also shows you current and historical Cloud Connect Gateway statistics on connections and throughput.

For vCloud Director the Dashboards drill down all the way from Provider to Organisation to vDC to vAPP and to VM level and provides an interesting and useful operational insight into the health and state of vCD resources and objects.

Veeam One Features Comparison:

As mentioned above Veeam have the totally free edition of Veeam One which as seen above is feature rich for VCSPs. But one other thing to consider is that you could deploy the 30 day trial to perform onsite analysis of customers environment as a consulting play or as a way to gather information before moving workloads into IaaS providers.

Head to the link below to download either the Free Trial or Veeam One Free Edition.

https://www.veeam.com/virtualization-management-one-solution-download.html

References:

https://www.veeam.com/virtualization-management-one-solution.html 

 

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