Need help with categories and tags

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Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby cwilliams » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:02 pm

Hi all, just trying to get Veeam One working in a way that suits our needs and also new to tags in vsphere. I've read the manual and I'm struggling to get business view to do what I want

In vSphere VM's and templates we have something like this

(Folder) Department A (tagged as Category=Department Assigned Tag=A)
-> (Folder) Project Z (tagged as Category=Project Assigned Tag=Z)
-> (VM) VM C (tagged as Category=Project Assigned Tag=Z)
-> (VM) VM D (tagged as Category=Project Assigned Tag=Z)
-> (Folder) Project X (etc)
-> (VM) VM F
-> (VM) VM G
(Folder )Department B
etc

So in Business View I created a Category called Department with custom attribute Department (don't really understand where this underlying values comes from) and group type dynamic

In groups I created

CASE
WHEN Tag("Project") = "Z" THEN "Z"
WHEN Tag("Project") = "X" THEN "X"
ELSE "Other"
END

Was expecting to see a couple of groups but only get "other"

Anyone help me out please

Thanks
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:12 pm

Hi,

What data do you have if you type in this expression: "Tag("Project")"?

Thanks!
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby cwilliams » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:15 pm

Nothing is returned
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:36 pm

Hm... and what about Tag("Department")? Just trying to understand what is your defined category name for these VMs.
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby cwilliams » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:07 am

This also returns nothing. As far as I can tell my tags look ok and veeamone has created tags based on the built in groups in vcenter
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:13 am

Ok, will it be possible to do a quick remote WebEx session with our support engineer to review all other dynamic expressions? The examples above should return some values, if all tags are successfully collected. When you open a ticket, please let me know your case ID, I will share it with the devs.
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby cwilliams » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:51 am 1 person likes this post

Case is #01907178, thanks
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby golmic » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:51 am

Hi guys,
is the problem solved? I have the same problem. When iI try to create dynamic categories with tags, then this is not working.
Thanks for your help.
Michael
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Re: Need help with categories and tags

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 am

Hi Michael,
Have you contacted the support team? If yes, please provide the support case number. Thanks!
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