Free monitoring and reporting for VMware and Hyper-V
Complete visibility of your virtual environment
Veeam® ONE™ Free Edition is a risk-free way to experience many of the same benefits that Veeam ONE brings to virtualization management.
With no restrictions on the number of hosts, management servers and failover clusters on which you can monitor and report, Veeam ONE Free Edition helps improve your virtual environment’s Availability, detecting issues before they have operational impact with:
You need to be the first to have visibility when issues impact your virtual environment and threaten the Availability of your Always-On Business™. With over 200 prebuilt alarms and an extensive knowledge base, you will not only be alerted when a problem occurs, you’ll also have the information at your fingertips to troubleshoot, pinpoint the root cause and resolve the issue.
One of the things I don’t do well is document my network, but Veeam ONE does it for me. The automated, detailed reports save me time and let me know the status of the network at all times. They are very important in helping me control the virtual environment.
Paul S. Martin IT Manager Poulin Grain, Inc.
Backup infrastructure analysis
Infrastructure assessment reports simplify your backup infrastructure’s deployment and management. Estimates of VM change rates help you calculate backup repository requirements, and the analysis of VM configurations provides recommendations for issues that can prevent VMs from being backed up.
Track Veeam Cloud Connect usage
If you’re an MSP (managed service provider) providing SaaS (Storage as a Service) for backups, you can track each tenant’s valuable Veeam Cloud Connect usage data. This free feature provides three Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure reports, including reports showing:
Quota usage over the past period
Date estimates when cloud repositories will run out of available storage capacity
Information to help you avoid overprovisioning backup repositories
The feature also gives you real-time monitoring of Veeam Cloud Connect components’ health, with predefined alarms and built-in summary dashboards in Veeam ONE Monitor Client.
Veeam ONE Free Edition helps you maintain visibility and control by eliminating both labor-intensive and risky manual processes, as well as the delays associated with rework and recalculations, which often follow manual report completion. With Veeam ONE Free Edition, data is automatically collected from hosts and management servers and then presented in easy-to-understand tables and dashboards. The predefined report templates provide a basis for reports that you can easily customize to meet your needs.
Availability with faster, more frequent backups
Veeam integrates with Nimble Storage to provide Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™. Meet enterprise SLAs with improved backup windows and more efficient recoveries
Veeam ONE Free Edition is an automated, flexible and dynamic way to categorize and group your clusters, hosts, VMs and datastores by criteria such as business unit, department, purpose and SLA. With Veeam ONE business categorization, you can view and manage your virtual infrastructure based on your organization’s specific needs and priorities.
Set-and-forget dynamic categorization
There is no longer a need for repetitive, manual categorization of objects into multiple folders. Simply define the rules and policies for categorizing objects in your virtual environment and Veeam ONE Free Edition will:
Discover and monitor the attributes of your objects
Create the groups into which those objects are assigned
Prioritize resource allocation and control VM sprawl
The Veeam ONE business categorization dashboard shows you an at-a-glance view of the number of VMs and vCPUs, and the amount of memory and storage being used by the business units, departments and other categories you define for your organization.
When you’re ready to extend advanced monitoring and reporting to the Veeam Backup & Replication™ infrastructure and take advantage of all of the other powerful capabilities of Veeam ONE, upgrading to the full version is as easy as simply installing your purchased license key.
Install all Veeam ONE components on the same physical or virtual server, or choose the advanced deployment option for a distributed installation. All but the advanced deployment option is available in the Free Edition.
View and analyze historical performance data to understand trends and facilitate troubleshooting. For the Free Edition, the monitoring console displays data for the last 7 days, and performance reports are limited to the previous 24 hours.
Integration with Veeam Backup & Replication™
Advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning
Leverage advanced capabilities in Veeam ONE to monitor the performance and status of your backup jobs, report on protected and unprotected VMs, discover and monitor backup readiness and repository requirements, and more. Free Edition capabilities are limited to infrastructure assessment tools for estimating VM change rates and validating configuration settings.
Monitoring and alarms
Email notification for alarms
Receive notification of alarms via customizable email. Email customizations are not available in the Free Edition, and emails will not include all alarm details, such as time and affected object.
Ensure complete monitoring coverage by creating custom alarms for events that are unique to your virtual environment.
Model an alarm against past performance data to understand potential alarm frequency and avoid issues like inadvertent alert storms and missed events.
Process monitoring and management
View and manage processes running on servers, hosts and VMs. Process names are masked in the Free Edition.
Customized report templates
Customize and save report templates to create reports that fit your specific information and formatting needs. The Free Edition is limited to saving one customized report template.
Custom Report Builder
Pull data from any field and from any report into one, all-purpose document providing expanded visibility and control.
Infrastructure Assessment Reports for backup
Assessment reporting designed to verify your Veeam Backup & Replication installation meets all known best practices.
Automated report generation and delivery
Schedule reports to be automatically generated and delivered to your inbox, dashboards, web portals or archives.
Review CPU, memory, network and heartbeat performance data for your hosts, VMs and data stores. The Free Edition limits viewing to 24 hours.
Review the health of your virtual environment in terms of alarm activity, including a summary of the most frequent alarms and the virtual infrastructure objects affected most often. The Free Edition limits viewing to 24 hours.
Manage the growth of your virtual infrastructure with features like trend analysis, threshold forecasts and provisioning recommendations.
Deployment Project Reports
Leverage fully automated “what-if” modeling scenarios to safely add or remove VMs or hosts from your infrastructure and to accurately calculate the required resources needed for each project.
Create Visio diagrams that document your complete virtual infrastructure. The Free Edition is limited to configuration and storage reports.
Raw data analysis
Create custom Microsoft Excel reports using templates you define.
Reporting (for VMware only)
Multi-tenant reporting and monitoring
Delegate reporting to system admins over a limited scope of assigned VMs.
Change tracking report
View and analyze complete audit data to understand configuration changes, facilitate troubleshooting, and recover from changes with inadvertent results. The Free Edition limits this functionality to 24 hours.
VM right-sizing reports
Discover VMs with under- and over-utilized CPU and memory resources, and receive recommendations on appropriate vCPU and vRAM allocations. The Free Edition limits each Under- and Over- Sized VM report to 3 VMs.
Idle VMs reports
Discover and document VMs with low utilization of CPU, memory, disk and network resources. The Free Edition limits this report to 3 VMs.
Powered-Off VMs reports
Discover VMs that have been in a powered-off state for a specified period of time. The Free Edition limits this report to 3 VMs.
Idle templates report
See how much storage space inactive templates are consuming, where the templates are located and when they were last active. The Free Edition limits this report to 3 VMs.
Predefined dashboard for backup
At-a-glance views of backup jobs and the backup infrastructure
Predefined performance dashboards for VMs, hosts and clusters
View the VMs, hosts and clusters that are the highest consumers of CPU, memory, network and data store resources.
Predefined performance dashboard for data stores
View data store utilization metrics, including metrics relating to VM snapshots and guest disk space usage.
Customized reporting dashboards
Create your own at-a-glance views of your virtual environment. The Free Edition limits customization to 1 dashboard.
Free tool for real-time Hyper-V performance monitoring
Veeam ONE Free Edition isn’t the only free monitoring tool offered by Veeam. Veeam also offers a free tool for real-time Hyper-V performance monitoring. Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V is a free, portable performance-monitoring tool and a new feature in Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) for System Center. It’s a standalone tool that does not require System Center, and it’s designed to improve Hyper-V environment troubleshooting with additional visibility for what Windows Task Manager doesn’t show, including real-time views of both host and VM compute resource consumption.