Good to hear that you're up and running! Now let's take a look at your questions...
ashleyw wrote:- Our users said it would be great if they have the ability to enter say a description for each VM themselves. This could store the data into a custom vCentre VM level attribute (which could be configurable) but could be visible on the workspace view/report viewpoint.
Thanks for the feedback. Could you please clarify how would you use this data?
ashleyw wrote:- From brainstorming on this side, I think what we are after is an enhancement of the whole Business view product that would enable better lifecycle management of VMs (tiering/archiving/deletion etc).
Would you like to keep categorization history for your VMs? Did I get it right?
ashleyw wrote:Is there a Veeam vision on where Business View is going or will it stay a lightweight simple tool for very basic categorisation?
Actually we've merged Business View into Veeam ONE solution and starting from the next version it will be shipped as a part of Veeam ONE.
The initial purpose of Veeam Business View was to give you an ability to monitor/report/manage your VMs and other VI objects according to their business purpose, department, and role in your VI. Another way of using BV might be a basic chargeback/showback, as you can export all the data to Excel and use it in your further analysis.
Our of curiosity, how do you use Business View today? What is the main purpose of your categorization? Do you use these groups as a monitoring/reporting container?