Partiton free space What is this reporting?

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Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Aremac » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:24 pm

I created a report using base report pack;

Object Type: Virtual Machine
Columns: Name, Partition:name, Partition:capacity, Partition: free Space, IP address

Obviously the intent is to get a report of VM partiton size and usage. However, the numbers I am seeing on the report are wrong. As an example on one VM partition name s: reporter show Partiton free space as: 411.52803 yet Veeam Monitor Summary tab for this VM shows free space for this partiton as 336.48 If I log into the VM the 336 is correct.

I thought maybe the collection used for generating the report was outdated so I ran a new collection job and re-ran report with same results. I get similar (incorrect) numbers against multiple virtual machines so it's not related to a specific VM. What number is Reporter reporting and why is it so far off from what the OS and Veeam Monitor is reporting.

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Re: Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:34 am

Hi Sam,

Looks like a bug. I have just checked the same report in v6 and it displays the correct values, thanks for heads up!

As a workaround you may want to generate Guest Disks Overview report to check the used space inside your virtual disks. This report is a part of Overview report which is available in Monitor only. In v6 we will have all our reports merged and accessible from the single interface.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Aremac » Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:42 pm

Thanks Vitaly, V6 can't come soon enough. many of the reports I am trying to 'show off' are basic infrastructure reports.. But it doesn't look good when the numbers are wrong.
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Re: Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Aremac » Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:24 pm

Vit,

How do I generate the guest disk overview report? The only guest disks reports I can see in Monitor are performance related (data rates, latency, etc) as part of the trend and html reports. Where can I generate capacity usage report with Monitor?
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Re: Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:11 pm

You need to select top infrastructure node, then generate Overview report.

Btw, Veeam ONE v6 is just around the corner!
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Re: Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Aremac » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:40 pm

I found it thank you.. Now for an issue here.. I'd think this would actually belong in the monitor forum but since it is relating to the above mentioned report I will put it here. I ran the report and numbers look good... BUT.. nearly all my guest disks are showing the red X which will set off fire alarms if I set anyone see this report. From what I see the reason is the guest free disk is showing the free space of the only first drive of teh vm (normally c:) and the guest disk capacity is reporting the aggregate of every disk for the vm (c + d +e etc) so, from the high level this is showing large capacity will low free space.. can I manipulate this in any way? example

VMx guest disks 2 BIG RED X guest disk free space 36.72 Guest disk capacity 565
c: 36.72 65
d: 336 500

The problem being guest free space should how 372.72 and disk capacity of 565 instead its showing 36.72 and 565 throwing up the ugly x.

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Re: Partiton free space What is this reporting?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:57 pm

Yes, we already had this discussion, and unfortunately, conditional formatting in Excel is beyond our control, see this topic for more info:
View with all VMs showing free guest disk space

The good news is that we have addressed this issue with a different report format in v6. Thanks!
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