Connecting to Veeam Availability Console (VAC)

We now have a connection to the Veeam Availability Console (VAC) API as a featured integration within BrightGauge so you can create dashboards and reports. Here is a quick document to help you get set up with BrightGauge and Veeam VAC.

We recommend (but do not require) that a separate, dedicated user is created for use in BrightGauge. A separate user will ensure the integration continues to function normally when individual user accounts are deactivated or edited.

 

Step 1 - Add Veeam VAC datasource to your account

Log in to your BrightGauge account

If you have not created an account yet, go here to get started.

Once you have logged in:

New Accounts

From the Overview page, a popup will show up to help you with setting up your account. Click on the "Add a Datasource" button:

Existing Accounts

Click on the "Data" menu at the top righthand corner of the screen, and select "Datasources" from the drop down menu:

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Find the "Veeam VAC" icon under "All" or under the "Backup" category:

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Step 2 - Authorize Veeam VAC in BrightGauge

You now need to provide the URL, port, username and password for your Veeam admin account to provide BrightGauge a way to retrieve data on your behalf. You will need to have a valid SSL certificate on the server/domain in order to connect.

  1. Enter your Veeam Availability Console URL. For on-premise we need to be able access your network through port 1281. If you cannot access that from the outside (LAN), we will not be able to communicate.
  2. Enter the username and password for the account that will retrieve data.

    Again, we recommend (but do not require) that a separate, dedicated account be created for use with the BrightGauge integration. This should ensure the integration continues to function normally when normal user accounts are deactivated.

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Step 3 - Test connection and Save

  1. Click the Test Connection button.
  2. If you see the Test succeeded banner message, click Save.

    Important Note: Be careful to verify that the username or password field inputs were not overwritten by a password manager with the wrong credentials after the Test connection step.

 

Dashboards, reports, datasets, and gauges will be added to your account after the datasource is saved. They will start syncing immediately and typically complete syncing after 20-30 minutes. 

Your Default Dashboards

  • Veeam VAC

Your Default Reports

  • Veeam

Your Default Datasets

  • VAC Backup Repositories
    Collection of all repositories configured on the Veeam Cloud Connect server and tenant Veeam Backup & Replication servers. It includes simple backup repositories, scale-out backup repositories and cloud repositories available for tenants.

  • VAC Backup Server Jobs
    All backup server jobs managed in VAC.

  • VAC Backup Servers
    Collection of all backup servers in tenants' and service provider's infrastructures present in the VAC.

  • VAC Computers
    Collection of all discovered computers in the VAC. Besides common computer info (name, OS, ip, etc), if it has a backup agent installed, it will have information related to the backup job, such as type of schedule, last time it ran, for how long, status, etc.

  • VAC Tenant Locations
    Locations of a company in VAC that runs in the Service Provider mode. If it runs in the Enterprise mode the collection represents locations of a department.
  • VAC Tenant Replicas
    Cloud replication resources available for a company in VAC that runs in the Service Provider mode. If it runs in the Enterprise mode the collection represents cloud replication resources available for a department.

  • VAC Tenants
    All companies managed in VAC that runs in the Service Provider mode. If VAC runs in the Enterprise mode the collection represents managed departments. Includes basic tenant information (name, country, etc), as well as the resources available for them (amount of managed physical servers, cloud servers, etc)

  • VAC Tenants Backups
    Collection of all cloud repository resources available for a company in VAC that runs in the Service Provider mode. If VAC runs in the Enterprise mode the collection represents cloud repository resources available for a department.

For a list of all default gauges, please visit the "Gauges" section of your account, sort by the Datasource you'd like to see and select for Default.  

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask us at support@brightgauge.com

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