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monitor services/processes?

Veeam Logoby airzyk » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:22 pm

does veeam one have the capability of monitoring services/processes within a guest OS? For instance checking to see if DNS or DHCP is up and running?
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Re: monitor services/processes?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:44 am

Veeam Monitor allows monitoring in-guest process. For doing it:

Click the corresponding VM in Virtual Infrastructure View -> Navigation -> In-guest Process.

Please, be aware that you will have to provide OS authentication credentials (user name and password) to access the list of running processes.

Unfortunately, right at the moment there is no similar functionality for services.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
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Veeam Logoby $username » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:00 pm

Is this something that is being investigated?

I am in a situation right now where this would be very useful.
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Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:35 pm

Hello,
Could you specify what data do you need to be monitored and what kind of hypervisor are you using(VMware/Hyper-v)?
Thanks!
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Veeam Logoby $username » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:25 pm

We're using ESXi, we'd like to be able to monitor core services on certain services.

Example we'd like Veeam Monitor to email us if the vCenter service stops on our vCenter servers.
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Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:26 pm 1 person likes this post

Hmm... but in this case you would get immediate alert from Veeam ONE that connection to vCenter Server is not available, right?
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Veeam Logoby $username » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:35 pm

*facepalm*

Of course.

Well this useless case aside it would be a handy feature.
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Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:56 pm 1 person likes this post

Sure, thanks for the feedback :)
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Veeam Logoby $username » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:18 pm 1 person likes this post

I have a not dumb reason!

Our FTP server service sometimes hangs, if Veeam could monitor the service we would be notified before users start complaining.
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Re: monitor services/processes?

Veeam Logoby Varlox » Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:50 am

Hi @ all,

is there any update?
It would be great to get a specified monitoring for selected services.
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Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:21 am

Hi Varlox, it is not coming in v9, but we keep researching on the most efficient and light-weight way of monitoring services without installing persistent agent inside the VM.
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Veeam Logoby Varlox » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:53 pm 1 person likes this post

Thanks Vitaliy for the update.
Too bad, I hope this feature will then be available in v10.
Because there's nothing worse than having to use multiple programs, because a single program can not.
You can use powershell commands like this: Get-CimInstance win32_service -computer sql1 | Sort state | select name, state
or Get-wmiobject win32_service -Filter "startmode = 'auto' AND state != 'running' AND Exitcode !=0 " -ComputerName sql1 | select name, startname, exitcode
without an agent :D and then bring it up to your UI.
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Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:54 pm

Sure we can do that, even via WMI it should be possible, the main question is scalability and how many VMs will have their services monitored. Thanks for the PS script example!
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Veeam Logoby Varlox » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:17 pm 3 people like this post

Your always welcome.

In our case we have not more then 10 server for this special monitoring.
We want to know, is our SQL-Server running, our Oracle Server, our IIS with our portal, our SharePoint.
Or the SFTP services.
Often after rebooting (patching OS) some services won't start itself.
Often the server is still running and the SQL-Services hung, or the IIS portal is not available because the service crashed.
Sure, you can buy expensive software for that, they can try restarting the services automatically.
But it would be enough, when I get a mail... Hey Varlox, stay up the IIS is not running, fix it :D
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Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:44 pm

Got it, maybe some predefined templates for these services would do the trick.
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