Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Veeam ONE Custom Reports

I was recently asked if Veeam ONE could also create a custom reports, such as an inventory list of the VMs and their configuration.

Veeam ONE does come pre-loaded with a lot of reports. But if none of those reports are satisfying, then you can create your own.

To do this, first we login to Veeam ONE Reporter and go to Workspace tab. In the left pane, under My Reports, we create a folder (not mandatory, but a good practice to keep things separated).


Next we see a preexisting folder, Custom reports. We open folder and select "Custom Infrastructure" report which allows to define our own parameters.


The selected scope is Virtual Infrastructure and allows to select from all the objects. We are interested in vSphere Virtual Machine, but it could be any vSphere (or Hyper-V) inventory object.


Next we select the parameters to display, for our case: VM name, number of vcpus, memory size, disk size and IP address. The window allows for real time filtering of the available parameters (makes life easier than scrolling through a long list):


In case we are looking for something specific (let's say VMs that have the letters "vbr" in their name and less than 32 GB of RAM) we can actually create a custom filter and only those VMs will be displayed.


Cool, right? To make it even more flexible we can group the VMs based on one of the properties (for example memory size) and we can also choose to sort the lists. After we finished tweaking with the report, it's time to save it (to the folder created earlier).


After the report is saved, we go to the location of the report and run it (of course it can be edited, copied, deleted or scheduled to run periodically and sent as attachment to an e-mail address)


And the result of running the report is:


This is just an example on how to use custom reports. The power of Veeam ONE comes from letting you choose any parameter from the monitored infrastructure (virtual and backup) and use it in your own custom report.

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