nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

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nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby onsik » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:08 am

HI

We use Veeam nworks Enterprise Manager with SCOM 2007.

I have a small issue that I am trying to resolve. We use Veeam backup and replication 5.0.2 where we have 5 replica job created.
We run a replica jobs every day and because replica machine is exact copy of VM , it has the same UUID SCOM send us the nworks vCenter alerts: VM uuid conflict.

Source: vcenter-p.swi.srse.net
Alert Description: The instance UUID (50247fa3-3196-3aaf-cb35-96d2c33a77ff) of h0404_replica conflicts with the instance UUID assigned to h0404
Alert Rule: nworks vCenter: VM uuid conflict

My question is: how can we disable that warning alert for: VM uuid conflict
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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby Alec King » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:08 am

Hello Mariusz,

You cannot disable the event on the vCenter side, but you can simply disable the rule on the SCOM side.

This is how-
Right-click the Alert
Go to Overrides>Override The Rule
Create an override to disable it by checking Enabled box and setting Override Value to FALSE.

I suggest you store your override in a dedicated 'nworks overrides' MP - not in the Default Management Pack (as per MS best practice)

You can also get to the overrides dialog by going through SCOM console - Authoring - Rules and search for the rule by name. Then right-click and override as above.

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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby Alec King » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:14 am

Another note - you cannot disable this rule per-VM in nworks 5.7, because it targets the vCenter itself. You can only disable it globally.
In the next update of the MP this rule will be moved to target VM directly, giving more granular control (per-VM or group of VMs)
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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby onsik » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:33 pm

Thanks Alex
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Veeam MP (6.0) - DataStore Connectivity Alert during Backup

Veeam Logoby jonah.piascik » Mon May 20, 2013 4:24 pm

Hi

We recently upgraded to VEEAM MP 6 and would like to be able to override the following alert when the name of the datastore in the alert description contains a specific string (in our case the string would be "_GX_BACKUP_". These datastores are transient during our backup process and create a lot of 'noise' in our alert notifications.

Is this possible?

Alert: Veeam VMware: vSphere Host Storage Error
Resolution state: Closed
Time Raised: 5/17/2013 11:20:07 PM
Source: esxinfrch09p.ccmc.local
Path:
Alert description: [esx.problem.storage.connectivity.lost] Lost connectivity to storage device naa.50002acc86e1138a. Path vmhba2:C0:T1:L25 is down. Affected datastores: ESX_DataStore22_NR_FP_GX_BACKUP_26592_2.Alert
Severity: 2
Alert Priority: 2
Category: EventCollection
Owner:

Last Modified Time: 5/20/2013 11:32:01 AM
Last Modified By: CCMC\CCMC-03
Resolved Time:
Resolved By: CCMC\CCMC-03

Alert view link: "http://SOMINFRCH01P/OperationsManager?DisplayMode=Pivot&AlertID=%7b0be23525-f9ca-440c-ba65-fc7bd0029092%7d"
Notification subscription ID generating this message: {B9B57382-9F3E-5D93-CA17-8FB9F3E4A3F0}
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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby chrisdearden » Mon May 20, 2013 5:57 pm

You should be able to create a dynamic data store group based on that name string and apply the override to the group.
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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby Alec King » Mon May 20, 2013 8:06 pm 1 person likes this post

Unfortunately the Target for this alert is Host - not Datastore. So you cannot use a group of Datastores for the override.

However, fortunately I anticipated this type of request :D

The rule vSphere Host Storage Error has overrides that allow specific event IDs or text to be excluded. If you examine the available overrides, there is one called 'Exclude Text'. This is already populated with contents -
DummyEventText1|DummyEventText2
(this dummy text is included just to show the format of the text, and that multiple strings are supported using RegExp)

This parameter supports wildcards, so in this case replace the dummy text with the desired wildcard -
*_GX_BACKUP_*
This will prevent the rule firing when event description contains _GX_BACKUP_

That should do it! Let us know how it goes,
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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby chrisdearden » Mon May 20, 2013 8:51 pm

I sit corrected :)
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Re: nworks Vmware - VM uuid conflict

Veeam Logoby jonah.piascik » Tue May 28, 2013 12:16 pm 1 person likes this post

Alex - the Exclude Text parameter worked perfectly! I had called VEEAM support just after I posted this, and we worked through setting this up. Thank you so much for the response! These parameters make these rules very flexible!
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