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Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby mzced » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:36 pm

Good morning, i would be able to monitor by a rule when the free space on hd a virtual machine falls below a certain threshold but do not know how to do and where i can get back the list of events that can be monitored.

The version of VeeamONE is 8.0.0.1569
The operating system of the machine is VeeamONE W2k12 r2 at lastest patch
The version of VMware is the 5.5 build 2403361
The virtual hw vm is vmx-09
The operating system of vm is W2k3 srv lastest patch


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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:45 pm

Hello Fabrizio,
There is "Guest free disk space" alarm, where you can choose thresholds to be notified. You can choose between Absolute(GBs) and Relative(%) metrics.
Is it what you were looking for? Thanks!
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby mzced » Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:56 pm

First thanks for the quick response.
The parameter can also be corrected, but I wish I could also apply to discs that are not the C:

Where can I find even the general list of parameters that can be monitored?


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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:33 pm

Do you mean you need to set an alarm for the particular partition of the VM guest disk?
Most of the metrics can be found in the user guide. You can also run a Custom Infrastructure report to check all parameters can be used.
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby mzced » Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:47 pm

For manuals where I can find online, you tell me a link?

In my case, being able to monitor a single partition of a virtual machine, which is not the c :, d :, and contains data obtained through a download in the background and to allow continuous service have to avoid running out of space.

Also in my case, the partition / disk is equivalent to a single file vmdk


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Per la manualistica dove la posso trovare on line, potresti indicarmi un link?
Nel mio caso il poter monitorare una singola partizione di una macchina virtuale, che non è la c:, è la d:, e contiene dei dati ottenuti tramite un download in background e per permettere il continuo servizio devo evitare di esaurire lo spazio libero.
Sempre nel mio caso, la partizione / disco è corrispondente a un singolo file vmdk
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:07 pm

Fabrizio,
Note that the only language used in the forum`s is English. 99% of us don`t speak Italian, so I used Google to Translate it (as you probably did before :) ).
Shestakov wrote:For manuals where I can find online, you tell me a link?

I gave you a hyperlink in my previous post. http://helpcenter.veeam.com/one/80/vsphere/working_with_performance_charts.html

Shestakov wrote:In my case, being able to monitor a single partition of a virtual machine, which is not the c :, d :, and contains data obtained through a download in the background and to allow continuous service have to avoid running out of space.

Not sure what your goal is. Do you want to keep track of .vmdk size? Thanks!
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby mzced » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:21 pm

Excuse me for paste my language, i will use only english.
Ok for your link, now i study some :)

I would receive alert email when disk, not C:, into a single VM, not vmdk file, below the free space than specified GB.
Is possibile?
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:42 pm

There are different ways to monitor free space. I hope that I have understood you correctly, so that one of the suggested ways would be exactly what you're after:

1. Monitoring free space of the datastore. This can be done via predefined alarm for datastores and via these reports:
2. Monitoring used space of VM disks. This can be achieved via reviewing the report below:
3. Monitoring guest OS disk space. This is possible via predefined alarm (for guest disk space) and the corresponding report:
Based on what you've said above, you want to monitor virtual disk space usage and it seems like you're using thin provisioning. Is that correct?

If not and you're using thick disks (type), then free space for these disks will be the same as guest OS volumes free space, so an option 3 should be a way to go.
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:59 pm

... and if you want to exclude some Guest OS volumes from monitoring, you can try to use this script > Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby mzced » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:37 pm

Today i have applied the latest patch to VeeamONE.
Now the alarm "Gest free disk space" work on all disk and i obtain a correct alarm.

This thread could be closed by resolution.
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Re: Monitor and create rule for free disk space into VM

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:42 pm

Thanks for updating us, Fabrizio!
We don`t close threads on the forums though.
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