Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

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Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby Andrew.L » Mon May 29, 2017 5:38 am

Hi all,

I love the handy field in VMM for 'Veeam Backup Job', which quickly tells us which job the VM is getting backed up by in Veeam.
However i've noticed that the field isn't always accurate,e.g. some VMs we know ARE getting backed up by Veeam have nothing in the field, whereas some have populated entries but aren't backed up by Veeam anymore.
Does anyone know where exactly VMM gets its information, and how to trigger a refresh?
Note, performing the following don't seem to do anything for this field:
* refresh of the VM within VMM
* rescan of the SCVMM entry within Veeam infrastructure
* an 'Update-ClusterVirtualMachineConfiguration' command run from PS, for the VM and cluster in question

Thx heaps in advance.
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Re: Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue May 30, 2017 5:22 pm

Could you please post a screenshot of SCVMM where this field is visible?
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Re: Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby Andrew.L » Wed May 31, 2017 5:27 am

Here's how to add to SCVMM:
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Here's what it looks like once added:
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Btw, I have a job logged with Veeam atm (first level investigation unable to resolve why the field isn't updating, I'm waiting on an escalated investigation).
Job#: 02170747

Thx,
Andrew.
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Re: Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed May 31, 2017 12:44 pm

I'm pretty sure Veeam B&R doesn't set this attribute, should be something else. Do you probably have MP?
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Re: Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby Andrew.L » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:26 am

Hmm good question! It's quite possible it was something that was installed some time ago, and perhaps/probably hasn't been updated to coincide with our Veeam upgrades, and thus this could be why the field doesn't seem to be updating in VMM ??
I'll dig deeper into that possibility and feed back with what I find out.
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Re: Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby Andrew.L » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:05 am 1 person likes this post

So it turns out this has nothing to do with any Veeam/SCVMM integration; it's simply a VMM 'custom property', added by a colleague, which was populated using a PS script some time back :)
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Re: Missing 'Veeam Backup Job' field in SCVMM

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:56 pm

That explains. ;) Thanks for getting back with this.
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