Veeam Availabiltiy for Nutanix AHV 1.0 script for e-mail reporting

KB ID:
2965
Product:
Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV
Version:
1.x
Published:
Last Modified:
2020-04-07

Challenge

Currently, Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV 1.0 does not support Job Email Notifications. To resolve this until the feature is implemented, a script has been developed to provide Daily Email Reporting Functionality.

Solution

To setup the script, please use the following instructions:

  1. Download .zip archive from and transfer it to your Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV backup proxy (sftp can be used as shown on this page of the User Guide)
  2. Install the script dependencies (make sure the backup proxy has an internet connection)
    • Login to the backup proxy shell
    • Run the following commands:
    $ sudo apt-get -y install python python-pip
    $ pip install aenum
    
  3. Unpack .zip archive using unzip command
    $ unzip <the_zip_file_with-script>
    
  4. Edit van-mail-notificator.py script file using your favorite text editor. Go to line 47 and change the following values with your details.
    fromMail = "me@example.com"
    toMail = "me@example.com"
    fromServer = "localhost"
    
    Where toMail value is an account that will receive a backup job report. Save changes in the file.
    If you want to send the report to multiple recipients, separate addresses with , character:
    fromMail = "me@example.com"
    toMail = "recipient-x@example.com,recipient-y@example.com,recipient-z@example.com"
    fromServer = "localhost"
  5. Change file permissions, add executable permission:
    $ chmod +x van-mail-notificator.py
    
  6. Run the script
    $ ./van-mail-notificator.py
    
The script generates an email report with a summary for yesterday's job sessions.
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More Information

It is ideal to add the script to the cron scheduler. For example:
  1. Login to the backup proxy shell
  2. Issue the following command:
    $ crontab -e
    
  3. Insert the following line at the end of the file (assuming van-mail-notificator.py is located in /home/veeam location on a backup proxy)
    0 1 * * * /home/veeam/van-mail-notificator.py &>> /home/veeam/emailReporter.log
    
In this example, the script will be running every day at 1:00 A.M. See more information about cron here

[[DOWNLOAD|DOWNLOAD SCRIPT|https://www.veeam.com/download_add_packs/availability-nutanix-ahv/kb2965/]]

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Should you have any questions, contact Veeam Support.

Please be aware that we’re making changes which will restrict access to product updates for users without an active contract.

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