Performance Data Period: Free Version

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Performance Data Period: Free Version

Veeam Logoby notuser » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:51 pm

Hello! I am currently using the Veeam Monitor Free Edition to monitor some ESXi hosts that I have. I noticed that under the summary tab of the Virtual Infrastructure it displays the Performance Data Period. Since I am using the free version, I can not utilize that the full window for reports etc, so is there a way to clear that data for a period of time so it doesnt cause the database to grow large?

Thanks!
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Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:45 pm

Hello sixth, I will ask developers if we can provide a script to clean up database for you.
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Veeam Logoby notuser » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:54 pm

Thanks Gostev! That would be great!
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Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:24 am

Sixth, apparently the capability of automatically cleaning outdated perfomance and events data already exists in the product.

You will need to add the following key on the computer with Monitor collector service installed:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Monitor for VMware Infrastructure 3\Service
OutOfDatePerfData (DWORD)

And specify value in seconds determining how much data you want to keep (the rest will be deleted by the service). For free version it makes sense to put 60 x 60 x 24 = 86400. Default setting is 1 year.

The above setting will affect performance data only. If you want, you can make the same change for events data via OutOfDateEvents value (default value for events is 31 days).

Hope this helps!
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Veeam Logoby notuser » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:14 pm

Gostev-

Thanks for the information, I made the change this morning and restarted the Veeam service from the console. I think its working correctly, I will continue to monitor but looks good.

Two quick questions how will the free version users be notified when there is an update available for the software?

Also, how many hosts can be monitored in the free version? I know it was posted somewhere but I cant seem to find that information.

Thanks again for your support! :-)
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Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:25 pm

Hello sixth,

1. We send new release notifications as a part of our newsletter to all registered users on the email address supplied during registration (before downloading the product bits), no matter what product they downloaded. So you should be receiving product releases notifications unless you have unsubscribed from our newsletter.

2. Number of hosts is unlimited. Our goal was to release useful tool to address basic monitoring needs for environments of any size (and Veeam Monitor is well armed with architecture capable to support very large VI deployments). We do have some limitations, but only around advanced enterprise functionality. You can review them in the Release Notes document.

In the future versions, we plan to expand both free and enterprise feature subset depending on feedback we receive from our customers. But currently there are no plans to limit the number of hosts you can monitor with free version.
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Veeam Logoby sixth » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:33 pm

Thanks Gostev! I have been very happy with product, thanks for bringing something like to the market, especially with the current economic times its tough to push a large software purchase.
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Veeam Logoby Gostev » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:43 pm

Sixth, I am glad that you are liking it! All we are looking to get in return is your feedback on missing features and functionality. Please help us make it even better! I can tell you that 80% of version 4.0 features are based on actual feedback and feature requests from version 3.0 customers (and 20% is our own innovation). This is just to show how seriously we treat our customers' feedback. So please do submit it.

And before you ask, we aim to release the next version somewhere in Q2 2009. :)
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