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Post by PANinjaTech » May 22, 2015 7:57 am

Hi There,

Does anyone know if there is a way to configure a report which will display the size of the volumes on a guest OS for a single VM?

For example, I want to know how big partition C: ; D: ; E: ; F: and G: are on ABC123 and how they have grown over the last month.

I'm currently running the most recent version of VEEAM ONE.

I would also look to have this report auto-generated and sent to a specific admin for that VM if that was possible (not essential but it would make my job easier!!)

Apologies if this is a simple thing to ask, I'm a bit new to VEEAM :oops:

Thank you!! :mrgreen:

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Post by Shestakov » May 22, 2015 9:19 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Stuart,

For that demand we have Custom Infrastructure report which you can modify up to your needs.
You can select virtual machine as an object and then pick the parameters you need for the virtual disks and their partitions (you might need: "Name", "Virtual Disk:Size Total", "Virtual Disk:Size", Partition: Name, Partition: Capacity (GB), Partition: Free space (GB) etc.).

By the way, we are working on a particular report which is going to include statistical growth information about VMs` partitions for adjustable time interval, calculate daily growth of each partition and number of days to reach preset threshold.
Would you like anything else to be included to that kind of report? Thanks!

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Post by PANinjaTech » May 26, 2015 9:04 am 1 person likes this post

Thank you so much for your reply - I have now managed to get the report template created and it is pulling exactly the information I need!

I do, however, have one more question. Each partition on the server I am pulling the information from has different names for each partition. For example, D: is Archive 1 (D:); E: is Archive 2 (E:); F: is SQL_Data (F:) etc. Is there anyway to pull these names into the report? This would make it much easier when viewing the report so the sysadmin can see which partition needs attention and what function it performs.

As I have it at the moment, it will only show me C: ; D: ; E: ; F: etc as the Partition Name.

Thank you again!! :mrgreen:

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Post by Vitaliy S. » May 26, 2015 11:37 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Stuart,

I don't believe we capture this data from the guest OS, but we will think about adding this to existing properties down the road.

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Post by PANinjaTech » May 26, 2015 11:52 am

Excellent, thank you for letting me know!! 8)

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[Merged] Veeam ONE total used disk space

Post by Gunnersaurus » Sep 15, 2015 1:50 am

I'm looking for a report to display the total used disk space for each VM. Is there a report I can run to show this information?

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Re: Veeam ONE total used disk space

Post by Shestakov » Sep 15, 2015 10:51 am

Hello! Are we talking about VMware or Hyper-V environment?
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Re: Veeam ONE total used disk space

Post by Gunnersaurus » Sep 15, 2015 11:23 pm

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Post by Shestakov » Sep 16, 2015 10:55 am

Thanks for the reply.
There is a Guest Disk Space Usage report providing that information.

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Post by Gunnersaurus » Sep 16, 2015 8:00 pm

Unfortunately that only displays the total capacity of the disk and the free space. I'm looking for a report showing the amount of space used.

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Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 16, 2015 8:15 pm

If you would like to know space usage for a VM disk, and not for Guest OS volume, then please take a look at this post from Nikita > Reporting the actual disk usage of VM's

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Post by Gunnersaurus » Sep 16, 2015 8:56 pm

I would like to get the space usage of the OS volume. Can this be done via a custom report?

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Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 16, 2015 9:26 pm

As far as I remember only free space and total capacity metrics are displayed there.

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Post by Gunnersaurus » Sep 16, 2015 9:28 pm

So just to confirm, there is no way to get the used space in Veeam ONE

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Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 16, 2015 9:35 pm

You can review that in Veeam ONE Monitor Client at the individual VM tab or at the all VMs tab. As regards the reports, you need to export guest OS disk usage report to Excel via built-in capabilities and then use this formula (Capacity - Free Space) to get the details you need.

As to the already predefined report property for used space, then it should be available in updated version of guest OS disk usage report that is going to be available in v9. Nikita, can confirm that if you want.

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Post by Gunnersaurus » Sep 16, 2015 10:11 pm

I can see the disk usage per VM in the Monitor application however what I am ultimately after is the total usage of all the volumes together. I look forward to hopefully seeing this be available in v9.

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Re: Report on

Post by Shestakov » Sep 25, 2015 9:35 am

Indeed, the report is going to be one of the v9 features.
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Re: Report on

Post by Gunnersaurus » Jan 18, 2016 2:17 am

I have just upgraded to v9 but can't seem to find the disk usage report. I hope this did make it into v9...

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Re: Report on

Post by Shestakov » Jan 18, 2016 10:59 am

Thanks for reminding us to update the topic!
Guest Disk Free Space is what we were talking about. Usage of VM volumes can be found in drill-down of a particular VM.
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Re: Report on

Post by Gunnersaurus » Jan 18, 2016 6:51 pm

I'm after the used space though...

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Post by Shestakov » Jan 18, 2016 9:18 pm

Used space is shown there on the graph. Have you checked it?

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Post by Gunnersaurus » Jan 19, 2016 12:48 am

This looks to be only for used space growth though. I'm looking for the real time total used disk space of a VM.

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Post by Shestakov » Jan 19, 2016 11:54 am

ok, we will add one more column with "Used space". Thanks!

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Re: Report on

Post by VladV » Mar 28, 2016 6:37 am

Shestakov wrote:Used space is shown there on the graph. Have you checked it?

How can I export the data used to create the graph? Or maybe split it into Guest Disk partitions?

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Re: Report on

Post by Shestakov » Mar 28, 2016 9:07 am

To get the raw data, you can generate VMware Raw Performance Data report with deisred parameters (Object Type=VM, Monitor Subsystems=Guest Disk, Metrics=Guest Disk: Guest Disk Usage).
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Post by VladV » Mar 28, 2016 9:12 am

Thanks for the info, but you can't see the info per disk, only a total used size whereas the chart shows it per disk.

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Re: Report on

Post by Shestakov » Mar 28, 2016 9:28 am

You can save Guest Disk Free Space report in .xlsx format to get the current data of those partitions, historical raw data about partitions is not currently available, but we can provide it in future versions.
Could you describe your case why the data is needed?
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Post by VladV » Mar 29, 2016 6:12 pm

I usually need a per disk statistic for our file servers. There are some times when they quickly grow and find out that this happened later in the future.

Having multiple disks per VM makes it difficult to pinpoint which disk has actually grown and when. After finding the culprit we have a better chance of finding the cause (usually user carelessness).

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Re: Report on

Post by Shestakov » Mar 29, 2016 11:01 pm

Thanks for the clarification!
We are going to provide raw data for each volume, but looks like mentioned Guest Disk Free Space report fits you better since it analyses trends and shows you volumes(partitions) which are running out of space soon.

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Post by VladV » Mar 30, 2016 6:04 am

Shestakov wrote: but looks like mentioned Guest Disk Free Space report fits you better since it analyses trends and shows you volumes(partitions) which are running out of space soon.

It does and it doesn't. Although we can see per disk trends, we still don't know when the increase happened. If accessing the individual VM from the report we can see the chart but timeline is to wide to actually find a specific date.

One question though, if Veeam ONE is able to create a chart for individual guest disks, how can I access the raw source data that it uses to create it?

PS: Exporting to excel is the same as the web version, no additional information included.

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