Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

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Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby brupnick » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:05 pm

I have 20 Linux VMs in my environment, some of which are running low on free disk space. For example, one VM in Infrastructure View has 11.09 GB of provisioned space and 11.02 GB of used space. This is well below the 5% free space error threshold that I have defined for the Guest disk space alarm. This seems to be working as expected for my Windows VMs, but not Linux. Am I missing something? Can Veeam One not monitor the free space of Linux VMs?

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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:18 pm

Hi Brian,

Veeam ONE does monitor free space for Linux VMs too. Do you have VMware tools installed on Linux VMs?

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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby brupnick » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:42 pm

Yes I do and they're running and current. They're Ubuntu 10.04 LTS if it helps/matters.
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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:38 am

Hmm...do you see any Guest OS disk information on the Summary page of these VMs?
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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby brupnick » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:53 pm

Yes, it does. I see CPU, memory, and guest disk space usage, but even though I only have 500 MB free on a 10 GB drive, this VM still shows 0 warnings and 0 errors.
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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:09 pm

Can you please contact our technical team and let them take a look at the log files? Btw, do you see the same behavior for all Linux VMs?
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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby brupnick » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:53 pm

Done. Ticket number 00252215.

And yes, this does happen for all VMs. Also, I have a report that is emailed weekly showing all VMs that are below 10%. One of the Linux VMs in question is on that report, but still not triggering any alarms.
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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby brupnick » Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:41 pm

After working with support, we found that my database file had reached the 10 GB SQL Express limit, so new alarms were not being triggered because the data couldn't be stored. Occasionally, one or two would slip through, but this was an exception and not the rule. Once we deleted some historical data and shrunk the logs and database, alarms seem to be triggering as expected.
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Re: Disk Space Monitoring of Linux VM

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:01 pm

Brian, thanks for the update!
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