How to: Installing Veeam ONE Monitor

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In this blog post, we will describe the installation process of Veeam ONE. Veeam ONE is a reporting solution for Veeam Backup and Replication servers, and vCenter itself. It’s a compliment to Veeam Backup and Replication, and it is an included feature of the Veeam Availablity Suite. There are numerous reports one can run within this application, such as reports to see which servers are not being backed up, etc. The benefits of Veeam ONE include visibility into the backup environment, monitoring of components within vCenter, and backup compliance reporting. One if it’s most powerful features is the reporting of vCenter itself. This is a great alternative to other monitoring tools, since you can monitor just about all major system components within your virtual environment. The installation process is similar to the blog post “Installing Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5”, which can be found here.

First download the ISO from Veeam’s website here and ensure your system meets the requirements set by Veeam by reviewing the official Veeam Help Center.

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Next, select agree to the terms and select next.

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Provide your license key, or install the free trial version.

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With this instance, much like the Veeam install, we are going to specify Veeam ONE to use a newly created Database, so make sure to select Advanced. If not, Veeam One will install SQL Express, which I don’t recommend. Express has a 10GB DB limit, which can fill up pretty quickly.

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Next, select the installation directory to install the application within. I have selected the D drive, since I always like to maintain my C drive (ensures organizational consistency).

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Next, your system will check to ensure it has all of the necessary components. Click install to enable any missing features.

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Select next to continue.

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Missing features are now enabled. Select next to continue.

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Provide system credentials. These will be used by the software to login, etc. Please review best practices to determine if Domain VS. Local Accounts are to be used. Each environment is different, for me a local account is sufficient.

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Provide the necessary SQL DB name and login credentials. This particular setup consists of a separate SQL server that will run Veeam ONE’s DB (this dedicated SQL box runs all my Veeam related DBs). While you can have SQL on the same box, I have chosen to have a separate SQL server to house this DB, along with any other Veeam DBs. Once again, check your environment for best practices, etc when determining if SA or Windows authentication should be utilized.

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I’ve left the ports as default and utilized the system’s self-signed certificate.

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Next, select the data location for the cache folder. I’ve decided to create an additional drive on my Veeam ONE server for this feature. This will ensure uniformity and allow things to stay organized.

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Select VMware vCenter server and provide your vCenter credentials if you wish to do so, or you can select skip and add infrastructure components (vCenter and Veeam Backup Server) at a later time.

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Select the configuration best suited for your deployment, then select next. Typical should be sufficient for most environments.

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The installation is ready to begin! Review all system settings and select install to commence installation.

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The Veeam ONE installation has just started. Once the install completes, the “Update 3” will automatically be applied during the install process.

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Installation continues.

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As stated above, the “Update 3” will automatically begin installation

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Installation was successful! Select Finish to finalize the setup and reboot. You have just successfully installed Veeam ONE Stay tuned, more to come!

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