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Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:13 pm

Every time I execute a replication job of a VM I see errors in Veeam Monitor: "VM instance UUID conflict" and "VM MAC address conflict".
Could Veeam Monitor be smart enough to do not show these alarms?
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:48 pm

Hello Dmitry,

Yes, it is already smart enough :)

You should navigate to Alarm Management, click on the alarm you want to suppress during this replication job, open alarm Properties -> Suppress tab and choose "Suppress when certain task is performed: Veeam backup activity".

Should help, please let me know how it works for you.

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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:18 pm

Cool!
Indeed I have not read Veeam Monitor Documentation yet because I study Veeam Backup & Replication now. :)
Veeam Monitor is the next one. ;)
Thank You!
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby pcrebe » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:26 am

Hello,
...but may i know what does errors means?
Are they normals?
Thanks.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:04 am

By the way, I have encountered with a weird situation.
In spite of choosing "Suppress when certain task is performed: Veeam backup activity" the above-mentioned alarms is triggered for replica of certain VM every time when replication job is running. :?
Why?
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:10 am

pcrebe wrote:...but may i know what does errors means?

You should navigate to Alarm Management and choose alarm name in the right pane.
In "Alarm Details" section there is rather detailed description.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:10 am

Yes, these events are expected during replication jobs.

RumataRus wrote:In spite of choosing "Suppress when certain task is performed: Veeam backup activity" the above-mentioned alarms is triggered for replica of certain VM every time when replication job is running.
Why?

I guess this happens due to the fact that those events are not acknowledged as events triggered by Veeam replication job. We correlate Veeam backup activity based on snapshot creation/deletion events. That said, we should probably add this event to exclusion list as well. Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:04 pm

HI, Vitaliy!
By the way, the same happens if SureBackup Job runs. Additionally error "Heartbeat is missing for VM" appears.
Also list of verified and deleted VMs grows (see screenshots please http://webfile.ru/5137135).
Best regards, Dmitry.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:31 pm

Those alarms are triggered by certain events from vCenter Server, not sure we'll be able to trace the initiator of these events in order to suppress them in Veeam Monitor. I need to discuss it with our dev team.

You may want to change the timeout settings for missing tools. In order to do that just navigate to Alarm Management and edit the corresponding alarm rule parameters.

As for the list of verified VMs that continue to grow, please contact our technical team to investigate this behaviour.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby Alexey D. » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:38 pm

Dmitry,

Actually, "Heartbeat is missing for VM" alarm is generated by Vmware tools when a VM is being started with SB job. This is a known behavior of tools: sometimes they return 'false' even if VM is up and running.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:43 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote: As for the list of verified VMs that continue to grow, please contact our technical team to investigate this behaviour.

I just want to say that it would be reasonably to delete these temporary VMs automatically after executing SureBackup Job. :)
It is not error and I have no cause to contact your technical team.
Regards, Dmitry.
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby Alexey D. » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:48 pm

Normally such kind of VMs are removed automatically. That's why we are advising to contact our tech support :)
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:50 pm

Alexey D. wrote: Actually, "Heartbeat is missing for VM" alarm is generated by Vmware tools when a VM is being started with SB job. This is a known behavior of tools: sometimes they return 'false' even if VM is up and running.

I see, thank you!
But what about errors "VM instance UUID conflict" and "VM MAC address conflict" that appear during SureBackup Job?
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby RumataRus » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Alexey D. wrote:Normally such kind of VMs are removed automatically. That's why we are advising to contact our tech support :)

Oh, I did not know it! :?
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Re: Replication Job & VM UUID/MAC address conflict

Veeam Logoby Alexey D. » Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:57 pm

"VM instance UUID conflict", "VM MAC address conflict" - these are also expected, let me eplain why:
temporary VMs which are created in virtual lab are exact copies of original, production VMs. Thus they have same ID and MAC - so when registered in inventory, you get these alarms.
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