Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

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Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby GabesVirtualWorld » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:11 am

Hi

We're using Veeam ONE v7 and getting a lot of alarms on low guest free disk space. This is because all our VMs have a separate disk that only holds the page file so this disk is usually way more filled than the average disk. I need to create an exception in the alarm that doesn't report on P-drive. Or set a different alarm value for P-drive.

Is there a way to do this?

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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:11 am

Hi Gabrie,

Yes, there is. To do that you need to navigate to the summary page of the VM in question, and click "View all disks..." and then choose disks you want to suppress alarms for.

Thanks!
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby GabesVirtualWorld » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:32 am

Ah thanks great !!!
And now for 800 VMs ??? :-) Is there a powershell command I can use for this?
And how will this work for news VMs I add?
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:24 am

Not a PowerShell command, but it would still help you:
Code: Select all
UPDATE [VeeamOne].[monitor].[VwVirtualMachine]
   SET guest_disks.modify('replace value of (/Values/item[Name="P:\"]/Excluded/text())[1] with "1"')
  WHERE guest_disks IS NOT NULL

Enjoy!

P.S. for newly added VMs you will have to rerun the script. In the next updates I'm thinking to do it more user-friendly.
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby GabesVirtualWorld » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:36 am

Thank you !!!
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby MichaelNilsen » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:08 am

hey guys,

just a quick question; following on from the answer about supressing alarms for a particular drive, is there a way of instead of suppressing the drive from all alerts, have it excluded from a particular alert but picked up by another, for example.

Create the following alarms:

Guest disk space < 5%
Guest disk space <3%
Guest disk space <1%

So then instead of suppressing for the pagefile drive, for example, you could configure say the <1% alert to it... so it will still alert but not all the time?
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:31 am

Michael,

Yes, that's possible. To do that you need to go to Alarm Management tab, copy Guest Disk OS alarm and then assign it on the required groups of VMs with a threshold you need.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby MichaelNilsen » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:17 am

Hi Vitality,

Sorry, probably didn't explain myself 100% correctly, but what I want to be able to do is apply this to a specific drive, for example

Server has 4 drives

C:\
D:\
E:\
F:\

I want the standard Guest Disk alarm applied to C:\, F:\, F:\
and my custom <1% alarm applied to D:\.

Is that possible?
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:47 am

Oh, thanks for clarification. Setting different thresholds for different drives is not possible, but thanks for the feedback. I will talk to our dev team about adding this capability in the next updates.
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby MichaelNilsen » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:30 pm

cool, thanks that would be great! :lol:
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby toningzkiz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:48 am

Hi Vitaly,

Is "Guest disk free space" available in Hyper-V?
I need to monitor the space usage in our HYper-V VMs.

Thanks,

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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:24 am

Hi Antonio,

Unfortunately, this information is not exposed via Hyper-V Integration services, so we cannot collect it in the way we do it for VMware. In order to access Guest OS information you need to provide connection credentials for each VM, and the scanning process might take considerable time (depends on the infrastructure size). Thanks for the feedback anyway, we will keep exploring potential ways of collecting this information for Hyper-V VMs.

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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby carlnz » Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:31 am

hi Vitaly - did the dev team ever come up with a way to assign a specific alarm to a specific drive without excluding alarms for other drives?

thanks,
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:34 am

Hi Carl,

Yes, we have discussed this capability internally. The changes required to make this happen also affect other core engine logic, so we have started the preparation/code refactoring.

Thanks!
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Re: Exclude Guest disk free space for one particular disk

Veeam Logoby Shoo » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:33 am

Any news about this feature?
And 1 more question - can I use Mb instead of Gb (or use 0.4Gb for example) in guest disk monitoring? I.e. I want to set alarms 200Mb and less free --> warning, 100Mb and less free --> error.
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