Veeam’s vSphere Web Client Plug-In Preview

The other day I prepared a few demo environments of a new component coming in Veeam Backup & Replication v7, the vSphere Web Client plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication. Think what you want about the Web Client (it’s growing on me for one), but it’s going to be part of the future. Might as well put a Veeam hook in there if you ask me.

Anyways, it’s pretty straightforward. Here it is on my vSphere 5.1 environment:

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Once you go in, to the main link a lot of useful information is presented:

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Namely job successes, warnings or failures at the top in text and the bar graph. Also important is the “Running jobs” option, a nice quick look to see if a job is running at a time you don’t expect it to.

There are 5 dashboard widgets in the Plug-In:

  • Weekly VMs Overview
  • Processed VMs
  • Repositories
  • Job Statistics

Each widget is expanded as shown below:

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The Repositories and Weekly Protected VMs widgets have links to important Reporter components: the Capacity Planning Report for backup repositories and Protected VMs report (great tool to tell you what is NOT backed up).

The webinar I did on the Plug-In should be available for replay soon at Veeam.com.

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