Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

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Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby s.stanchev » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:47 am

I have a Lenovo laptop. Lenovo Solution Center (Thinkvantage tools) has a buil-in backup, but also you can use MS backup service. I am receiving messages from the Solution Center that I do not have backup policy. Integration with Lenovo could help not to have this massage. This is suitable also for HP and Dell's PC management tools.
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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:04 am

Hello Svilen,
Solution Center is a separate tool or you are referring to Windows Action Center?
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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:57 pm

Hi Svilen,

I understand your concern. Having worked over the years with practically every vendor as a laptop, I know they all like to install there own tools and personalized "action centers". I think you also understand that integrating into these vendor management tools isn't that easy as most of them are pretty closed and therefore would require an interaction between those vendors and us. You never know what might happen, but as of today, I don't believe we can fix this.

But again, I understand the concern, and if there is an easy solution to fix this which we don't know about, I would love to hear about it

Thanks

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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby s.stanchev » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:18 pm

d.popov wrote:Hello Svilen,
Solution Center is a separate tool or you are referring to Windows Action Center?


Yes. This a Lenovo tool. Which comes as standard with Think products.
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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby s.stanchev » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:21 pm

Mike Resseler wrote:Hi Svilen,

I understand your concern. Having worked over the years with practically every vendor as a laptop, I know they all like to install there own tools and personalized "action centers". I think you also understand that integrating into these vendor management tools isn't that easy as most of them are pretty closed and therefore would require an interaction between those vendors and us. You never know what might happen, but as of today, I don't believe we can fix this.

But again, I understand the concern, and if there is an easy solution to fix this which we don't know about, I would love to hear about it

Thanks

Mike


Hi Mike,
I know it is not so important and will rate such an integration as NICE TO HAVE, not MUST HAVE.
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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:53 pm

Svilen,
I do not think we do not have available resources to integrate with every hardware vendor in the field but I guess, we could look into this if the hardware vendor reaches us.

And for sure we are open to support anything based on the customers feedback, so keep pushing :wink:
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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby s.stanchev » Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:15 am 1 person likes this post

d.popov wrote:Svilen,
I do not think we do not have available resources to integrate with every hardware vendor in the field but I guess, we could look into this if the hardware vendor reaches us.

And for sure we are open to support anything based on the customers feedback, so keep pushing :wink:


Hi,

I solved the issue with error message. There was a check box: "I will use another backup tool". No more errors :-))))

Meanwhile, I think that it will be good idea to have integration with End-point management solutions (e.g. Landesk, MS SCCM/SCOM, Tivoli endpoint manager, Symantec). A lot of corporate customers are using them (especially MS SCCM/SCOM) and most of them have separate divisions for endpoint management and server management.
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Re: Integration with Lenovo Thinkvantage and etc.

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:24 am

Hey 'Svilen,

Thanks for the notice. Good to know!

For the solutions such as SCCM, we will have a way to deploy it when v1 is GA so you can "package" it. (We promised it would be possible with group policies so...). As far as I know it will not be possible to deploy the backup policy with the standalone tool, but we take this request with us for further versions since this is a request we have seen a few times before on our forums

Brgds,

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