Veeam® ONE™ is an application that is used to support and monitor virtual machines in a virtualized environment. It allows system administrators to create, configure, and display reporting mechanisms used to survey machines housed by Hyper-V or VMware ESX hypervisors in a laboratory or enterprise infrastructure. In order for Veeam® ONE™ to operate properly, there are several operating system, network, and hardware requirements that must be met. This chapter will explain the process used to download and access the prerequisites needed to begin using Veeam® ONE™.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
Downloading Veeam® ONE™
The prerequisites for Veeam® ONE™
Veeam® ONE™ free versus full edition
Installing Veeam® ONE™
The following steps explain the process of downloading and installing the Veeam® ONE™ application. You need to create a Veeam® account and download the source files needed to install the Veeam® ONE™ application.
Register for a Veeam® ONE™ account.
Navigate to http://www.veeam.com/downloads/.
Click on the Veeam ONE for VMware and Hyper-V link.
Now that you have the license key available, the next section will explain the process of installing Veeam® ONE™ on a Windows server.
The following section will explain the Veeam® ONE™ hardware and software requirements. Please use the link as a reference guide for items such as hard disk space or memory that must meet the minimum requirements outlined by Veeam® ONE™.
For more information on Veeam® ONE™ prerequisites, visit http://veeampdf.s3.amazonaws.com/release_notes/veeam_one_7_release_notes.pdf?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJI4MX44AEVG3NBLA&Expires=1413842990&Signature=hkQe51TTbtw8y2QeVFc9okufz0o%3D.
In the previous section, you downloaded the Veeam® ONE™ installation ISO file and reviewed the prerequisites to install the application. This section will explain the procedures to install the Veeam® ONE™ application on a Windows 2012 Server as follows:
Right-click on the Veeam® ONE™ ISO file.
Select the Mount option.
Now that the ISO file has been mounted, the following folder structure will be shown. Click on Setup.
The Veeam ONE Setup page will be shown. Click on Next.
Accept the license agreement and click on Next.
Click on Next.
Click on Next to install a new local SQL instance.
The free edition of Veeam® ONE™ includes all of the core components of the Veeam® ONE™ application, which includes data collection, multiuser support, dashboards, and a Microsoft SQL Server backend. When you purchase a Full Edition license, the following components are unlocked:
Monitoring and management for guest processes
All predefined reporting dashboards
Automation for report production and distribution
Extended monitoring, reporting, and capacity planning for Veeam® Backup and Replication, as shown in the following screenshot:
Refer to the following link for the Veeam® ONE™ release notes:
Refer to the following link for the Veeam® ONE™ downloads:
This chapter explained the process of downloading and accessing the documentation needed to start using Veeam® ONE™. You were able to download Veeam® ONE™ and install it on a Windows machine using the system prerequisites provided by Veeam®.
In the next chapter, we will discuss how to get started with the Veeam® ONE™ application and some of its exciting features.