About this book

Veeam® ONE™ virtual system monitoring applications enable IT support teams to proactively discover system issues before they arise, helping companies to sustain their current business needs and predict growth opportunities. Veeam® ONE™ provides effective protection and management of the entire virtual infrastructure that any major company needs in order to protect their hosts, management servers, and failover clusters.

This book will provide you with the skills to quickly dive into how to monitor your Veeam® ONE™ interface and get clients' data and adjust tasks and events, as well as viewing each dashboard user interface and monitoring notification settings. We will also see how to access Veeam® ONE™ reporter and use dashboards to view reports at a glance, and learn how to handle reports. Also covered is application deployment, automation of virtual infrastructure data collection, and e-mail notifications. This book will also equip you with knowledge on how to use alert mechanisms in Veeam® ONE™. You will develop a strong skillset to handle, monitor, and generate reports on your virtual infrastructure.

Publication date:
December 2014
Publisher
Packt
Pages
106
ISBN
9781782173793

 

Chapter 1. Getting Started with Veeam® ONE™

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® ONEâ„¢

  • The prerequisites for Veeam® ONEâ„¢

  • Veeam® ONEâ„¢ free versus full edition

  • Installing Veeam® ONEâ„¢

 

Downloading 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.

  1. Register for a Veeam® ONE™ account.

  2. Navigate to http://www.veeam.com/downloads/.

  3. Click on the Veeam ONE for VMware and Hyper-V link.

  4. Click on Download. Go to the download page and click on the Download button.

  5. Read the Veeam End User Software License Agreement document and click on Accept.

  6. Save the VeeamONE.iso file.

  7. Download the trial license key.

Now that you have the license key available, the next section will explain the process of installing Veeam® ONE™ on a Windows server.

 

The prerequisites for Veeam® ONE™


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.

 

Installing Veeam® ONE™


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:

  1. Right-click on the Veeam® ONE™ ISO file.

  2. Select the Mount option.

    Note

    If you are using the Windows Server operating system 2008 R2, you will need to extract the ISO file using the WinRAR or 7-Zip archive manager utility applications.

  3. Now that the ISO file has been mounted, the following folder structure will be shown. Click on Setup.

    Note

    The folder structure shown in the preceding screenshot is subject to change due to adjustments made to the ISO file by Veeam® through software revisions.

  4. The Veeam® ONE™ installation window is shown in the following screenshot. Click on Veeam® ONE™ Server.

  5. You will be prompted to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package. Click on OK.

  6. The Veeam ONE Setup page will be shown. Click on Next.

  7. Accept the license agreement and click on Next.

  8. Go to the Veeam® ONE™ website and download the Veeam® ONE™ license file.

  9. Navigate to Provide License | Full functionality mode, click on Browse…, and select the Veeam® ONE™ license key that has been sent by e-mail or can be downloaded.

  10. Click on Next.

  11. The prerequisites check will start. Then, click on Install to deploy the missing features.

  12. The System Configuration Check dialog box will change the status to Passed. Click on Next to continue.

  13. Check the default installation path and click on Next.

  14. Enter the credentials of a local administrator or domain account. Then, click on Next.

    Note

    For security reasons, it is suggested that you use a domain account for this installation instead of the local administrator credentials.

  15. Click on Next to install a new local SQL instance.

  16. Check the default port settings and click on Next.

  17. Click on Skip virtual infrastructure configuration. We will discuss this subject matter in the upcoming chapters.

  18. Click on Install to begin the Veeam® ONE™ installation.

  19. Click on Finish.

  20. Click on Yes to log off and complete the installation.

You have just completed the installation process for Veeam® ONE™. The following section will provide further details on the features and components of Veeam® ONE™.

 

Downloads


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:

Let's get acquainted with some useful resources. To do so, you can:

 

Summary


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.

About the Author

  • Kevin L. Sapp

    Kevin L. Sapp has worked in the IT industry for over 5 years. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, he started working for a Fortune 100 company as a systems engineer. This helped him gain technical experience in supporting and managing over 15,000 systems in retail and corporate environments. He is the author of the book Instant VMWare Player for Virtualization, Packt Publishing, and the CEO of the company CodeDuet, LLC, which develops mobile applications.

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