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Recorded demo
June 28, 2017
Speaker: Clint Wyckoff
Duration: 5:42

Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) v8 for System Center delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ with app-to-metal visibility of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication™ environments. Watch this video to learn about What’s New in MP v8 Update 4.

Topics include:

  • NEW Visualizations within Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) create a unified view of your on-premises infrastructure in Azure-based OMS
  • Enhanced Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard®, including the ability to view these dashboards in Microsoft OMS
  • How to easily stream Veeam MP alerts and performance data into Microsoft OMS for instant business insights into your on-premises infrastructures, including the health of your VMware, Hyper-V, Veeam MP and Veeam Backup components
  • How to quickly analyze your on-premises workload resource consumption to identify bottlenecks and increase efficiency

We’ll explore these topics and much more in this six-minute deep-dive demo.

Recorded demo
February 09, 2017
Speaker: Clint Wyckoff
Duration: 7:43

Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) v8 for System Center delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ with app-to-metal visibility of VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication™ environments. Watch this video to learn about What’s New in MP v8 Update 3.

Topics include:

  • Support for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5, delivering advanced analysis reports and support for Windows Server 2016 repositories.
  • Support for VMware vSphere 6.5, leveraging the deep visibility MP provides vSphere infrastructures.
  • Enhanced Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard & Report®, including the ability to create separate Morning Coffee dashboards for specific data centers, clusters or groups of hosts.
  • On-demand view of ESXi Host Services State task shows list of service daemons on any specific host.
  • vCenter monitoring support for vSAN Alarms provides support for more than 70 new monitors, allowing enterprise businesses to proactively track individual vSAN health checks and assess overall health of vSAN clusters.

We’ll explore these topics and much more in this deep dive demo.

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Release notes
December 09, 2016
Speaker: Cameron Fuller, Clint Wyckoff
Duration: 58:25

Do you struggle to meet service level agreements (SLAs)? Are you concerned about the capabilities of your traditional monitoring and management systems to keep pace with the growing capacity planning requirements of your modern data center?

If you find yourself asking these questions you’re not alone! They’re common pain points for IT professionals around the globe. During the It’s Time to Take Action, Don’t be the Admin Who Cried Alarm! webinar, Microsoft MVP and Veeam® Vanguard, Cameron Fuller, will team up with Clint Wyckoff, Veeam Technical Evangelist and Microsoft MVP, to address these issues head on!

This session will answer all of your monitoring and SLA related questions, including how to:

  • Define business and application SLAs and group them into infrastructure objects
  • Shift the mindset from reactional IT to proactive IT
  • Illustrate the differences between reporting and monitoring
  • Define the most important infrastructure metrics
  • And much more!
Author: Pete Zerger, Consultant, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP

Efficient management of your VMware environment is critical for Availability and your Always-On Business™. Make it easier with this free Veeam white paper, Automate Management of your VMware Environment, by Microsoft System Center VIP Pete Zerger.

See how monitoring, proactive management and process automation all come together for your service desk. You’ll learn about Veeam Management Pack for System Center and automation scenarios to drive efficient data center operations, including:

  • Scaling out and scaling in
  • Scaling up
  • Controlling VM sprawl

Unleash the power of System Center for VMware

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Author: Pete Zerger, Consultant, author, speaker, Microsoft MVP

Microsoft System Center administrators require real-time data and full visibility to efficiently manage and troubleshoot their IT infrastructures. Veeam® Management Pack™ (MP) v8 enriches System Center’s capabilities to offer IT admins better insights and improved management of both physical and virtual environments. Veeam MP fully integrates with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) to provide monitoring, automation, reporting, alert management and capacity planning for mission-critical applications.

Find out how Veeam MP v8 integrates with SCOM 2012 R2 to perform complete monitoring of Hyper-V environments. You’ll also learn about some of the main Veeam MP features such as enhanced dashboards and smart analysis monitors. Read how insights and alerts provided by Veeam MP allow System Center to initiate runbooks in SCO (System Center Orchestrator) and SMA (Microsoft Service Management Automation) to create automated tasks. You’ll also discover several Hyper-V automation scenarios where Veeam MP v8 and Veeam Backup & Replication™ can be used with System Center to deliver more efficient data center operations. Moreover, you can even download the SMA runbooks for each scenario to use in your daily administrative jobs.

See how monitoring, proactive management and automation for Hyper-V all come together to ensure Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, and how Veeam MP for System Center can be leveraged for Hyper-V automation with:

  • Auto-deleting aging checkpoints
  • Adding new VMs to backup jobs
  • VM sprawl control
  • And more!

Unleash the power of System Center for Hyper-V

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Author: Clint Wyckoff, Senior Global Technical Evangelist, Veeam Software

The Microsoft System Center suite delivers a perfect solution that allows users to maintain, update, manage and monitor an environment. One of the components of System Center is Operations Manager — a management and monitoring framework. Operations Manager is extensible through management packs (MPs), which contain the knowledge, rules, monitors, graphical views and reports to manage and monitor applications and infrastructure components.

Each management pack you load in Operations Manager contains alerts. Knowing the key alerts in these MPs can help you quickly identify situations that require attention, instead of less actionable situations.

This FREE white paper will provide techniques for more actionable alerting in Operations Manager and best practice recommendations from the field for using Operations Manager and Veeam® Management Pack™ for Microsoft System Center.

These techniques include:

  • How to group objects by their Business Service Level Agreement and best practices from the field for more actionable alerting;
  • How dashboards can help to quickly identify relevant conditions in Operations Manager;
  • Which alerts are keys to focus on in Operations Manager;
  • And more!
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Author: Mike Preston, IT Professional and Blogger

Drastic changes in data center technologies and growing business demands dictate the need to transform data protection and disaster recovery. Traditional backup doesn't make sense within modern data centers that leverage virtualization, cloud and software-driven, scale-out storage. To enable Always-On™ operations, you need to make a shift from backup and recovery to Availability.

In this e-book, Mike Preston, IT pro and blogger, gives you a comprehensive guide to disaster recovery and data protection for modern data center environments that run on VMware vSphere and integrate with cloud infrastructures. You'll learn the drawbacks to backing up VMware environments with traditional tools and presents technologies that help companies to address the challenges of data growth and Always-On Availability for services.

Mike Preston proves that Availability software must leverage virtualization, storage and the cloud to their fullest while delivering advanced functionality for business continuity. In his VMware data protection e-book, Mike lists the imperative criteria of a modern Availability solution. He suggests Veeam Backup & Replication as an example of a true Availability solution, and explains how high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified recoverability, leveraged data and complete visibility tied together enable applications and data Availability in VMware environments.

In this e-book, you'll learn about the components of a modern data center, and you will also see use cases for Veeam's value-add capabilities, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Read this FREE e-book to learn more about:

  • Creating application-consistent backups
  • Using modern snapshot methods
  • Choosing a backup storage
  • And more!
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Author: Cameron Fuller, System Center MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management

Proactive monitoring is one of the primary goals of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). The ability to detect a possible issue before it has an operational impact helps to increase the Availability of critical applications and servers. From the business perspective, constant access to data and services improves user experience.

Operations Manager identifies potential problems in both physical and virtual infrastructures and notifies administrators about these threats. A common challenge for administrators is reducing the excessive “noise” produced by SCOM – that is to tune its alerts and notifications.

This white paper discusses tuning the alerts and notifications in System Center Operations Manager to match your organization’s specific requirements. You will learn how to tune Operations Manager to provide usable alerts with a minimal amount of noise.

We’ll focus on using groups in SCOM as a key component for efficient tuning. You will learn how to create and use groups in System Center Operations Manager and explore best practices you should consider.

Read this FREE white paper and learn how to:

  • Prioritize your efforts for tuning your environment;
  • Implement best practices for SCOM management groups;
  • Utilize SCOM groups for overrides, reports and targeting in the Operations Manager console;
  • And more!
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Speaker: Clint Wyckoff, Bill McKinley
Duration: 58:03

Join Veeam® for a first-hand look at the NEW Veeam Management Pack™ v8 for System Center. Applications drive your business, and providing 24/7 access for the Always-On Business™ requires deep business insights, from the application to the metal. Join us and see how Veeam Management Pack v8 arms IT Administrators with strategic business insights to manage Availability for the Modern Data Center™.

Learn how Veeam Management Pack v8 helps you:

  • Make better, data-driven decisions with complete app-to-metal visibility
  • Stay in control with the new Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard® of critical performance metrics
  • Plan for the future with “what-if” modeling and on-premises and hybrid cloud capacity planning
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