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Veeam Management Pack for System Center v8

What’s new in version 8?

Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) v8 for System Center provides app-to-metal visibility of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication™ environments.

New Veeam MP v8 Update 3 provides support for all new Microsoft 2016 data center technologies, deep monitoring of VMware vSphere, Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 and much more!

Veeam MP adds innovative, management features including:

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Support for VMware vSphere 6

Veeam MP includes VMware vSphere 6 support to manage the latest hypervisor platforms powering your business. vSphere 6 offers powerful new virtualization capabilities to drive IT efficiencies and performance.

You’ll have full visibility of new vSphere features, such as Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) datastores and new vCenter alarms for key services such as host certificate tracking, hardware health, and vShield service.

NEW Veeam MP v8 Update 3 provides support for VMware vSphere 6.5 infrastructures. Leverage the deep visibility that MP provides to gain insights into all your VMware vSphere environments.

Support for vSphere6 Monitoring

Hyper-V management

Hyper-V management

Veeam MP provides new Hyper-V management capabilities to keep IT admin in control with support for VMs on SMB 3.0 shared storage and critical metrics such as CPU dispatch time to show host stress in CPU scheduling. The new Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V dashboard now includes cluster-level views and is fully integrated into both System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager for real-time performance views.

Veeam MP Update 3 is designed for enterprise scalability — supporting large Hyper-V environments, enabling businesses to monitor an increased number of VMs per host and Clustered Shared Volumes (CSVs) per cluster. In addition, Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V supports these new cluster-level views and is fully integrated into both System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager for real-time performance insights.

Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard® & Report

We call it the Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard®, because it’s the first thing you’ll want to see when you get to work. The Morning Coffee Dashboard® gives at-a-glance, real-time virtual infrastructure status, including physical hosts, VMs, storage and the overall resource utilization. The Morning Coffee Report gives you the full picture of important metrics such as VM density, as well as compute and storage overprovisioning. Plus, it’s an easy way for IT administrators to communicate status information up to management.

Veeam MP v8 Update 3 delivers enhanced functionality to the Morning Coffee Dashboard®, enabling IT admins to build separate dashboards with different scopes, providing targeted monitoring of specific areas of their virtual data centers. And, MP v8 Update 3 allows you to create separate Morning Coffee dashboards for specific data centers, clusters, or groups of hosts, to meet your unique monitoring requirements.

Morning Coffee Dashboard®

Capacity planning and right sizing

Right-sizing Reports

Are you deploying vSphere 6 on new hardware as part of an infrastructure refresh or growth plan for your virtual environment? If so, you can use Veeam MP’s advanced capacity planning, "what-if" modelling and forecasting reports to understand how many VM workloads you can move to a new environment. You can also use Veeam MP’s VM right-sizing reports to optimize your environment before a migration for even more efficiencies. Justify your budget and strategic plans for growth by leveraging data with Veeam MP—and upgrade with confidence.

Veeam MP’s library of reports are integrated directly into the System Center console and include:

  • Host Failure Modeling
  • Performance Forecast for vSphere Datastores
  • Performance Forecast for Hyper-V Storage
  • Performance Forecast for vSphere and Hyper-V Clusters
  • Virtual Machine Capacity Prediction
  • Resize VMs to reclaim resources
  • Capacity planning for hybrid cloud
  • Capacity planning for Veeam Backup Repositories

Hybrid cloud capacity planning for Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air

Hybrid cloud adoption continues to accelerate, and Veeam MP v8 has enhanced tools to help. Planning reports are updated with the latest Azure and vCloud Air resource specifications to accurately predict the size and class of resources you’ll need as you move workloads to the cloud.
Hybrid-Cloud Planning Reports

Detailed snapshot and checkpoint tracking

Snapshot Dashboard & Reporting

Forgotten snapshots and checkpoints can grow quickly, consume valuable resources and impact performance. See which VMs have snapshots or checkpoints in the real-time heatmap view, —then drill down to the detailed report showing the entire snapshot tree with individual snapshot timestamps and comments to quickly determine aging, owner and justification before you remove it or take other appropriate actions.

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Storage, network and compute topology views

Topology views of your storage, network and compute resources allow you to quickly browse relationships and dependencies among your critical applications, services and the supporting virtual and physical infrastructures. Quickly locate the host or storage where a specific VM runs and understand how resource-sharing across your software-defined data center impacts your critical IT services. In-context links from these views let you drill down into real-time dashboards to quickly troubleshoot.

Veeam introduced the Scale-out Backup Repository™ in the latest version of Veeam Availability Suite™. And, with Veeam MP v8 Update 3, customers can easily monitor their Scale-Out Backup Repository instances, with performance history, topology views and visualizations that show the individual storage extents that make up every Scale-Out Backup Repository instance.

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Snapshot Dashboard & Reporting

Monitoring and alerting

Veeam MP delivers critical monitoring of data continuously, 24x7, to ensure Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, with a highly scalable, data-collection system. Dynamically correlated data in Veeam MP alerts provides operators with live troubleshooting recommendations to better understand the root cause and fix issues faster.

Veeam’s comprehensive, built-in Knowledge Base serves as your expert-in-a-box, empowering your front-line monitoring team and reducing problem-resolution time. Every Veeam alert has a Knowledge Base article to help you find probable causes and provide a step-by-step solution for fixing problems.

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Veeam MP gathers and correlates massive amounts of data to present actionable reports, which help you make better technical and business decisions. Configuration tracking and alert correlation shows you detailed tracking of the configuration properties for all objects, so you’ll know what’s changed in your vSphere or Hyper-V environment. If there is an issue with resources or capacity, you will have a correlation of events to help you pinpoint the exact cause.

New Veeam MP v8 Update 3 includes monitoring support for vCenter vSAN Alarms, providing support for more than 70 new monitors, allowing enterprise businesses to proactively track individual vSAN health checks and assess overall health of vSAN clusters. Get real-time visualizations into critical cluster states for each of your vSAN configurations with MP v8 Update 3.

Other analysis reports include:

  • VM Uptime Statistics to assist with SLA-compliance reporting
  • Top Troublemakers to locate the “noisy” objects in your environment
  • Idle VMs to find the “zombie” VMs wasting resources
  • Switched-off VMs to locate powered-off VMs taking up valuable storage space
  • Oversized and Undersized VM reports for guidance in right-sizing and optimizing your VM

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Veeam MP features unique dashboards to help you navigate and gain visibility into your data center, including:

  • Veeam Traffic Lights, combining a Top-10 view of resource consumers, plus built-in, customizable thresholds for an at-a-glance view of problems.
  • Veeam Heatmaps for at-a-glance visualization of key performance metrics.
  • Veeam widgets to build your own visualization for the exact views you need.

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Capacity Planning

Visibility for Veeam Backup & Replication

Get alerts for failed backup jobs right in the Operations Manager console. Veeam MP delivers advanced analysis reports for Veeam Backup & Replication, including Protected and unprotected VMs, VM verification, Delegated Restore Permissions, Backup Copy job and Capacity Planning for backup repositories.

To see this in action, download a FREE 30-day trial of Veeam MP. After 30 days, hypervisor management functionality will stop, but you get to keep the alerting and monitoring for your Veeam Backup & Replication environment.

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