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When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by chillware » Feb 26, 2016 5:16 pm 1 person likes this post

I'd looove to see a Veeam One Mobile App where we can get rich alert notifications, be able to resolve/ack alarms, see active alarms and performance data on our IT staff's Android phones and without having to login to the console. This would be amazing!!! I would much rather have all of my alerts come to an app rather than floods of email alert all the time.. =D

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by P.Tide » Feb 26, 2016 6:44 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Mobile app seems to be a handy thing in case of Veeam One, however I see one huge drawback...

Imagine that the machine which is used to manage Veeam One is not in an isolated network anymore and is accessible virtually by anyone. I mean that mobile app entails an increased threat of exposing your infrastructure. Sure you have passwords, screen-locks and can probably restrict usage of other apps and mobile networks on those smartphones but I don't think that backup infrastructure reporting tool should ever go mobile. Just imagine that one of those smartphones got lost.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 28, 2016 8:04 am

PTide wrote:Just imagine that one of those smartphones got lost.
That's why there is pin code for every smartphone and a remote wipe option ;)

As regards the original question, yes it is indeed a good capability, as a workaround for now you may want to use our web-based dashboards to review alarms data.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by chrisdearden » Feb 28, 2016 8:47 am

It does open up a whole can of worms around security and authentication, though I suppose you could use SSL and certificates in the same way as cloud connect?

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[MERGED]: iPad Client?

Post by jmc » Apr 11, 2016 2:49 pm

hello @,

do you think about an ipad client for veeam products? in the case of yes, that would be great, because the chance to look or change anything outside the office are straight heavy. ok, i can use a webbrowser and connect to the enterprise manager, but not all customers have a manager installed and additional it's tricky enough.

greetings from germany.
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by dbirnseth » Aug 10, 2016 1:16 am 1 person likes this post

One more vote for a Veeam One mobile app. I would like to see it function similarly to the desktop application. Green icon says all is good, red bad. Click the notification to get details and open the app.

I use an Android app called aNag for monitoring nagios and it works quite well. If I could monitor Veeam this way then I'd no longer be dependent on email for knowing status of my servers.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Aug 10, 2016 9:44 am

Hi Dan,

Thanks for the feedback! Did you have a chance to take a look at our web-bases dashboards in Veeam ONE? For us it shouldn't take much time to adapt these dashboards to be displayed on the mobile devices. Would this address your FR?

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Aug 14, 2016 8:00 pm

Looks like the app is mostly asked for pane of glass monitoring and basic management. Monitoring indeed can be achieved via Veeam ONE Reporter web interface while app can be useful for management.
Dan, apart from monitoring, what would you like to have in the app?
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by lreese » Sep 27, 2016 6:06 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello all,

I could see having a mobile app that organizes alerts being useful. Imagine getting tailored alerts straight to your cell phone; if I'm understanding correctly this wouldn't give any more vulnerability than checking alerts through an email.

Just some thoughts from a noob.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Sep 28, 2016 10:44 am

Hello Logan,
The alerts can be send to your cellphone as emails. Plus you may use Veeam ONE Reporter Alarms dashboard to review the alarms in real-time.
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by antipolis » Oct 27, 2016 11:42 am

dbirnseth wrote:One more vote for a Veeam One mobile app. I would like to see it function similarly to the desktop application. Green icon says all is good, red bad. Click the notification to get details and open the app.

I use an Android app called aNag for monitoring nagios and it works quite well. If I could monitor Veeam this way then I'd no longer be dependent on email for knowing status of my servers.
I am totally with you on this... it would be really great and imho way better than just having the web dashboards on mobile devices and is also better than just receiving email alerts (I have mail notifications off on my phone, "disconnecting" after hours is important to me... but I still want to see critical alerts happening in my DC ! anag if perfect for this...)

With nagios there is also plenty of addons and applications you can use for the same purpose (having a status icon) on regular computers, like nagstatmon; something similar would be great as well (lightweight app for just status monitoring vs the big heavy one client)

I am actually thinking of adding veeamone to nagios with snmp alerts just so I can see veeamone's status with anag and nagstatmon but it would be nice to be able to do that natively

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 27, 2016 12:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback, Eric.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Oct 27, 2016 12:47 pm

Eric, your request is taken into account.
Out of topic, could you explain for what kind of monitoring you use Nagios and Veeam ONE?
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by antipolis » Oct 27, 2016 12:56 pm

Nagios is currently used for our filers, hypervisors, virtual machines and switches monitoring

I am currently in the process of migrating to veeam one for the hypervisors and virtual machines monitoring

I will keep nagios at least for the filers, switches, and also for the non production hosts and VMs (for which we don't have a veeam license)

On a related note we also use cacti for some network and filer metrics

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Oct 27, 2016 1:09 pm

Thanks for the reply!
By the way, we are releasing new version of Veeam ONE within month which works much faster and has new options.
Let us know how it was once you migrate hypervisors and VMs monitoring.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by rcocchiararo » May 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Just registered to chime in.

It would be GREAT to have an app that at least allows us to see the alerts and GETS them via PUSH notifications, not by email.

Why?

Because sometimes the mail related VMs die.

I currently have Zenoss and PRTG (differnet companies) with apps that use push notifications. (zenoss via 3rd party, PRTG via official).

Sure, their apps can also operate on both systems, but we have NOTHING exposed to internet, so if i don't enable my VPN, i can't use them for actual control, but the PUSH NOTIFICATIONS keep arriving, and i am able to act upon a mail shortage.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » May 15, 2017 4:02 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello Roberto and welcome to the community!
Your request makes sense. We`ve not planned to create an app yet, but your request is a step toward it.
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by nielsengelen » May 15, 2017 4:09 pm 1 person likes this post

I used to do this using Prowl in the past (see http://foonet.be/2014/03/10/sending-vee ... ing-prowl/)

You can basically re-use this to send it to any PUSH related application which has an API :-)
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by dimaslan » Jun 10, 2019 12:30 pm

This would work great with PRTG as well. We are already using Availability console, however I cannot just learn Java to do this nor can I take up the time of our developers here. We are an MSP provider and we monitor close to 1000 jobs daily (backups, copy jobs, replication) and we already have some PRTG use on monitoring Veeam but it's just using powershell scripts, not live. For large organizations, backup teams need to keep an eye on jobs 24/7. PRTG os a tool that is available for all platforms and devices and can alert you if something goes wrong.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Jun 10, 2019 1:19 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello Dimitris,
There is an unofficial mobile app for basic monitoring and management of VBR jobs.
Although it's unofficial it's written by current and former Veeam employees.
As for Veeam ONE app, we will take the request in to account.
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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by DarrenToews » Jun 14, 2019 4:56 pm

Add my vote for a Veeam One mobile app! Except I'd want iOS. :)

Love the push notification idea above as well.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Jun 16, 2019 9:55 pm

Your request is taken into account, Darren!

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by dimaslan » Jun 18, 2019 12:54 pm

Actually,

We used to have Enterprise Manager and repurposed that server to install Availability Console after one of your colleagues suggested it was going to replace Enterprise Manager.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Jun 18, 2019 4:44 pm 2 people like this post

Enterprise Manager will still be in place as Availability Console is a tool for service providers while EM will be used as a management component that allows manage multiple Veeam Backup & Replication installations.

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by dimaslan » Aug 05, 2019 2:42 pm

I understand. I would also like to give my vote to a mobile app. Me and my colleague are working long hours monitoring job statuses and it's not uncommon in weekends to have a major issue, perform major changes and haev jobs run for hours. Instead of having to loging to remote servers, open apps, login again, just to monitor progress (live), an app could give a view of all warnings / errors / failures / running jobs. That way, even while on the road or wherever, you can simply open your app and check where that new full backup is at.
The security issue could be mitigated simply by only providing monitoring to this console or just like the Veeam suite, create a user just for viewing to use with it.
Live feed is important, many times a job still running after a certain point is not a failure but indicates an issue or can cause production impact.
I would love to see Veeam produce such an app.

Thank you!

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Re: When are we going to get a mobile app? =)

Post by Shestakov » Aug 07, 2019 11:58 am

Hello Dimitris,
Your request is taken into account. Have you tried to use Veeam ONE Reporter (which is a web tool) from your mobile phone?
Dashboards in Veeam ONE Reporter provide the information you are after.
Thanks!

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