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Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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The above partition (on our vSphere server) is alerting for zero free space in Veeam ONE. This is annoying because per VMWare this partition is intended to run at 100% utilization:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57829

Don't get me wrong, deliberately running a partition at 100% usage seems stupid to me even for the reasons they've given, but that's what it is. From Veeam One Monitor infrastructure view I can see how to do any number of things to this VM including such inadvisables as rebooting it, but I cannot see how to exclude this guaranteed-to-be-full partition from diskspace monitoring.

Help?
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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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Hello,
just to clarify: excluding "Guest disk space" alarm for the VM does not help you? (right click on VM -> alarms -> exclude) You only want to exclude one disk?

I would copy the "Guest disk free space" alarm rule (alarms section) and combine several "Guest disk free space" (Rule for specific conditions or state) together in one alarm. The default is *, you you could change it to all
disks /dev/sda /dev/sdb etc.

Then you assign that alarm to the VM (right-click -> alarms -> assign)

Does that help?

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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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I can try... but I'd think that given Veeam specializes specifically in backing up VMWare infra (at least 50% of your install base right?) and that everybody who runs VSphere server is going to have this quirk, perhaps Veeam could template this into the product?
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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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Hello Mike,
Veeam provides data availability for physical and virtual platforms, including vSphere. I cannot remember other feedback about such a vSphere server alarm.
As Hannes mentioned, you can exclude VM or disk from the alarm.
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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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We still need to monitor disk usage, just not that specific partition on that specific VM. One could easily make the argument that this feature need is much more general than just vSphere servers.

As to /storage/archive filling up, this is per KB 57829 how VMWare does it. Whether somebody has come in here about it before or not does not mean it's not happening elsewhere.
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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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You can exclude the VM from existing predefined alarm and create another alarm to monitor all guest disks, except the mentioned one.

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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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The VM has thirteen disks (I didn't set this up because obviously that's also stupid). Are you saying I need to create a template that specifically enumerates all the disks to monitor? Seems more logical to set up an alarm that says "follow the standard disk monitoring template EXCEPT for this."
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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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There is an easy way. You can navigate to the summary page of the VM in question, and click "View all disks..." and then choose the disk you want to suppress alarms for.

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[MERGED] Incorrect "low guest disk space" alert

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Veeam Monitor has started alerting me that one disk (/storage/archive) on my vCenter appliance is almost full. This is technically correct (it is in fact almost full) but according to this https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/57829 it is a known and expected state of the appliance.

My issue is that there seems to be no way to suppress this in Veeam Monitor without making it ignore ALL disks on the vCenter. Is there an option I'm missing where it could be told to ignore JUST this one disk? Alternatively, does VeeamOne need to be modified to automatically ignore this vCenter disk, since (presumably) anyone else running a vCenter appliance will be seeing the same "alert"?

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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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Hello,
I merged your question with the solution above. Just suppress the alarm for guest disk space on the VCenter.

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Re: Need to exclude /storage/archive/ from diskspace alerting

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Perfect, thanks! Sorry I didn't find this thread when I searched before posting ;-)

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