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Veeam Monitor 4.0 : Official Feedback Thread

Post by Gostev » May 28, 2009 1:14 pm

Veeam Monitor 4.0 has been officially released this morning!

Link to the What's New document:
http://www.veeam.com/veeam_monitor_4_0_whats_new_wn.pdf

Please post your first-minute impressions here!

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Post by sixth » May 28, 2009 1:38 pm

I just have to say...the VIC feature is SWEEET!! (thank you!) I have showed this new version to my manager and he is VERY excited about it and is really impressed with the new features, we are already talking about budgeting to buy it. You guys have some great features, it now truly gives you 100% visual view into your infrastructure. It’s a great program (especially for us esxi users). When I first saw the VIC tab and clicked it, I couldn’t believe my eyes! Whoever thought of that feature I hope got a nice raise!

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Post by Gostev » May 28, 2009 5:02 pm

Before I leave for the day, here's some more of today's feedback from actual customers picked up on forum, Twitter and in my Inbox :D

"I just finished @veeam 4.0 monitor upgrade & it was a piece of cake; gotta love thier products!"

“I have to say, this new version is SICK! I have had no issues with the upgrade process, and everything works perfectly. I will give you more of a review once I use it more, but from what I have used, the additions are AWESOME!!”

“Very impressed with the software so far!”

“I love it!”

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Post by elwappo » May 28, 2009 6:00 pm

Hey guys what do I do if I have v3 and am within the year software maintenance window? Can I just install the new software and it updates or do I need new license keys?

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Re: Veeam Monitor 4.0 : Official Feedback Thread

Post by Gostev » May 28, 2009 6:39 pm

You need to get 4.x license, but if you are still on maintenance, you will get it at no extra charge.

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Post by PieterH » May 29, 2009 9:59 pm

Just installed free version veeam monitor.

Some isseu I have encounter.
Client version works only properly on local host where database is installed.
On remote clients like a terminal server the display is messing up. Eg when I rollover screen some icoons are dislpayed . But nothing else. Graphics etc are not visible. Run several test on different terminal servers and workstation but get always same problem with a messed up screen output.

Because the trend report only can deal with MS excel 2007 the monitor program is not suitable for my company. We use office 2003 and are migrating to open office and therefore we do not upgrade to office 2007. It seems I have to look for other vendors or create a monitor program by our self.

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Post by Gostev » May 29, 2009 10:15 pm

PieterH wrote:Client version works only properly on local host where database is installed.
On remote clients like a terminal server the display is messing up. Eg when I rollover screen some icoons are dislpayed . But nothing else. Graphics etc are not visible. Run several test on different terminal servers and workstation but get always same problem with a messed up screen output.
Interesting problem, though this looks like a problem with your terminal application. Such applications are supposed to correctly translate screen view to remote client. I would check with terminal application provider on that. Sounds like some bugs with graphic compression/optimizations.
PieterH wrote:Because the trend report only can deal with MS excel 2007 the monitor program is not suitable for my company. We use office 2003 and are migrating to open office and therefore we do not upgrade to office 2007. It seems I have to look for other vendors or create a monitor program by our self.
Yes, trend reports require Excel 2007. Without it, you can only consume HTML reports. Unfortunately, at this time we don't have plans to add support for Office 2003 or OpenOffice. Main reason is that our Reporter line of products also relies on Excel 2007 heavily, but for the whole time being we only got a few complaints about that.

Thank you for your feedback, please check back to see future versions. We realize our product is far from being ideal and suitable for 100% of customers, however we are constantly working on improving our products!

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Post by PieterH » May 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Interesting problem, though this looks like a problem with your terminal application. Such applications are supposed to correctly translate screen view to remote client. I would check with terminal application provider on that. Sounds like some bugs with graphic compression/optimizations.
FYI
Messedup Screen output does not appear when connecting with RDP session to the server where the database is running.
Screen is only messedup on remote (RDP, ICA or Console software, eg netsupport) clients in same LAN. ( I did not waste my time to test it over the WAN, I presume this wil need a high speed dataline which we don't have, btw RDP ICA and other remote console software was invented for those system administrators to do their job remotely over the WAN ;)
Yes, trend reports require Excel 2007. Without it, you can only consume HTML reports. Unfortunately, at this time we don't have plans to add support for Office 2003 or OpenOffice. Main reason is that our Reporter line of products also relies on Excel 2007 heavily, but for the whole time being we only got a few complaints about that.
Few complains can come from a large european company which are looking for a good monitor program like VEAAM and willing to pay the license fee if it fits in their infrastructure.

Pieter

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Post by tomrowan » Jun 03, 2009 3:58 pm

The product GUI and features that I've played with so far are excellent... well done you guys. :D

I'm running the full version of Monitor as a VM under ESX (W2K3, 512MB RAM).
One small Issue that I'm seeing at the moment is that the bundled SQLserver is running constantly at 92-100% CPU.
The irony here is that the my Veeam Monitor VM is the only one in my environment experiencing any problems.. :shock: :?
So your product is working fine - perhaps I should upgrade to full SQL?

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Post by Gostev » Jun 03, 2009 7:02 pm

You can try allocating 2 vCPUs for this VM, this should help.

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Post by pdxkid » Jun 10, 2009 10:52 pm

4.0 rocks.

A feature (ability?) I would like to see would be the ability to remove inherited alarms from a single host.

For example, at the top level we have 10 alarms defined. I want those alarms to be identical on 5 of the 6 ESXi hosts. We have 1 ESXi host that is not in production and therefore doesn't keep to the same standards as the others.

I don't want alarms from the non-production server so I would like to remove the inherited alarms but I can't. I don't want to recreate that many alarms for each Host at a lower level (too hard to keep them standardized over time) and I don't want to remove the non-production server from all monitoring (as I do want 1 alarm on it).

That would be my feature enhancement request. Beyond that, 4.0 is a great release...it fixed a big issue I was having with the SMTP engine and it added features I find useful, not to mention the upgrade was quick and painless.

Thanks everyone for your hard work on 4.0.

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Re: Veeam Monitor 4.0 : Official Feedback Thread

Post by oleav » Oct 05, 2009 11:29 am

Why not generate reports to e.g PDF or other distributable formats? The Excel 2007 requirement is a real killer for us - we will never use it.

It looks like a really neat tool, but at this time - it will not be an option for us.

Oh - and by the way - please inform about the Excel requirement during installation :D


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Re: Veeam Monitor 4.0 : Official Feedback Thread

Post by Gostev » Oct 05, 2009 11:47 am

Please note that Excel 2007 is only required for a very small part of Veeam Monitor 4.0 - trend reports, but not for anything else (not even for regular performance reports). I will add Excel 2007 requirement to 4.5 release notes - working on them right now, we are releasing 4.5 tomorrow!

Thanks for the feedback.

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Post by elmcse » Oct 06, 2009 5:58 pm

Where can we get the Businees View and 4.5 Monitor downloads?

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Re: Veeam Monitor 4.0 : Official Feedback Thread

Post by Gostev » Oct 06, 2009 6:24 pm

Jeff, they are available for download from our web-site since yesterday night.
I am closing this thread due to the new release :) if you have any questions please post in the 4.5 thread.

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