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Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by wkuypers » Oct 12, 2012 10:36 am

Hi All
Can anybody tell me if it's possible to generate a report from VEEAM One v6 showing Guest Disk spae usage over time (trend)
Eg: I would like to see the disk space usage (trend) of certain VM's over a time period of say 1 month to monitor and manage growth.
I don't seem to be able to find such a report - maybe I'm missing something.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaly.Mzokov » Oct 12, 2012 12:34 pm

Hello Willem,
wkuypers wrote:I would like to see the disk space usage (trend) of certain VM's over a time period
There is no such report in current release. You may consider using VMware overview report pack -> Datastore Space Usage History report which shows dynamics of datastore usage metrics, including space usage (free/used) per datastore. This report also provides information about Storage Usage History. All this information might help you on predicting future growth of datastore space usage within your infrastructure.

Speaking of future, please stay tuned, as we are going to ship way more reports for those who suffer from lack of trends and capacity planning :)

-VM.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by wkuypers » Oct 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Thanks Vitaliy for your response.
Unfortunately I'm specifically looking for the Guest Disk space trend.
Any idea on when these new reports will be available?

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaly.Mzokov » Oct 12, 2012 1:20 pm

Willem,
wkuypers wrote:I'm specifically looking for the Guest Disk space trend
To predict how much space will be utilized on your datastore(s) in future, right?
wkuypers wrote:Any idea on when these new reports will be available?
A number of new reports will be available in next release of Veeam ONE which should happen in Q4 this year.

-VM.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 12, 2012 4:10 pm

Hello Willem,

In the upcoming release of Veeam ONE we will have a "raw data" report that will basically allow you to export all data points for the selected subsystem/metric over the selected period of time.

I'm not 100% sure that "guest disk space" metric is included to this report, but I will double-check it and will update this topic asap.

Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by wkuypers » Oct 12, 2012 4:21 pm

Thanks Vitaliy for the feedback.
I think this can be taken further as well. I'm sure other people would also like to see Guest HDD, CPU and Mem "trend" reports
Will wait for your reply as well as the new reports

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by lister123 » Dec 27, 2012 3:51 pm

Hi,

I'm running Veeam One 6.5, is the raw data export for guest disk space metric available for this version? We now get a alarm when a guest disk space is running low, but would like to see a trend report for it, so we can predict this.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 27, 2012 4:11 pm

Hi Lucas, guest OS disk space is not stored as a performance metric, so currently it's not possible to build a trend on guest disk space usage.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by PeterHR » Feb 19, 2013 3:56 pm

By what mechanism does Veeam One 6.5 Gather the free guest disk space from guest systems?

I have a w2000R2x64 VM on vSphere 4.0 (virtual center 5.0) that did run out of space due to some huge log files being placed on the disk, these were deleted and the guest system has some 30% space, but Veeam One is reporting no space and will not allow the issue to be resolved.

I've tried reinstalling VMware Tools, made no difference ... suggestions please.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 19, 2013 8:05 pm

Hi Peter,

Veeam ONE is using VIX API (VMware Tools) to gather Guest OS disk statistics. Can you please open a support case and let our support team investigate why guest disk space information is not updated for you.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by wkuypers » May 16, 2013 9:10 am

Vitaliy S. wrote:Hello Willem,

In the upcoming release of Veeam ONE we will have a "raw data" report that will basically allow you to export all data points for the selected subsystem/metric over the selected period of time.

I'm not 100% sure that "guest disk space" metric is included to this report, but I will double-check it and will update this topic asap.

Thanks for the feedback!
Hi Vitaliy.

I don't see this report in the latest version though. Would it be possible to get this information directly from the SQL DB - we are prepared to do our own Data Mining for this?
regards,
Willem

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by veremin » May 16, 2013 9:29 am

I’ve checked this out and the report Vitaliy was talking about seems to be there.

In can be found here: Veeam One Reporter -> Configuration -> Workspace -> New report -> Templates -> Raw data analysis.

However, guest disk space metrics are not present.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 16, 2013 9:39 am

Currently guest disk space metric collected as a VM property, thus it doesn't have historical data points. In v7 guest disk space will be added to the list of performance metrics, which will allow us to retain all historical information on the guest disk space usage.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by wkuypers » May 16, 2013 10:28 am

Thanks for the feedback. When will v7 be available though?
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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by veremin » May 16, 2013 10:43 am

When will v7 be available though?
At the same time as VB&R version 7 is scheduled to come out - Q3 of this year.

Hope this helps.
Thanks

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by joergr » Sep 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Vitaliy S. wrote:Currently guest disk space metric collected as a VM property, thus it doesn't have historical data points. In v7 guest disk space will be added to the list of performance metrics, which will allow us to retain all historical information on the guest disk space usage.
Vitaliy, now that v7 is out: Where is this new guest disk space performance metric, could you please point me to it? Because i only see latency, i/o, rate, both read and write. But no vdisk SPACE. Where is it?

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 05, 2013 8:29 pm

Hi Joerg, have you checked Raw performance data and Custom performance reports? This metric should be there.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by joergr » Sep 05, 2013 9:23 pm

OK, many thanks, found it. You have to select "guest disk" and not "virtual disk". But as i see it you can not see the guest disks separated but only all together. is this adjustable? and would it be possible to generate a graphic?

Here is what i did: Scope set to vmware raw performance data, scope esx host, period week, object vm, monitor guest disk, metrics usage, include *

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 06, 2013 9:47 am

Joerg,
joergr wrote:You have to select "guest disk" and not "virtual disk"
Correct, because this is the guest OS disk information ;)
joergr wrote:But as i see it you can not see the guest disks separated but only all together. is this adjustable? and would it be possible to generate a graphic?
Check VMware Custom Performance report, as we do have an option to generate graphs there. As to showing guest disks separately, I think it should be possible to add in the next updates.

Thanks!

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[MERGED] : Monitor Guest Disk Size(s) Over Time (Trend)

Post by Chip » May 13, 2014 8:50 pm

Hi,

Can someone pretty please tell me how to use VeeamONE to monitor how a guest disk (or disks) for a VMWare VM have grown over time in MB or GB? I don't need IOPS or usage "rates" per se. I just need to figure out say, how big the VM disk was at point A, how big it is now at point B, and how big it will be in say, a month or six months or a year (trend line) at point C. I need to tell my boss the rate at which the guest disks are growing over time so that we can write up a proposal for a new SAN.

I cannot seem to figure out how to do this easily after poking around the forums, although I read that VeeamONE version 7 can do this. Maybe it's just me. : )

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by veremin » May 14, 2014 9:25 am

Hi, Chip,

Have you already checked the "VMware Custom Performance" report; might be exactly what you're looking for?

Thanks.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Chip » May 14, 2014 12:24 pm

Oooh, yeah! That's it! Is there a way to define just particular guest disks?

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by veremin » May 14, 2014 1:16 pm

The answer provided by Vitaliy few posts above is still valid. But we can consider adding this in one of the next product updates/releases. Thanks.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Chip » May 14, 2014 3:51 pm

Cool! That would be very helpful to have for large VMs that have multiple guest disks, like file servers and such.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by veremin » May 15, 2014 9:34 am

Your voice is counted. Feel free to ask, if any other help is needed. Thanks.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 12, 2016 12:22 pm

Now Guest Disk Space Usage report (updated in version 9) includes trends as per feedback in this topic.

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Re: Veeam One Guest Disk Space Usage Report

Post by mervincm » Mar 15, 2016 8:55 pm

I believe the new functionality is in the report "Guest Disk Free Space"

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