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Veeam Reporter Enterprise

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Automated reporting and change control for your VMware Infrastructure.

Veeam Reporter Enterprise is the first reporting solution specifically designed for large VMware Infrastructure (VI) virtual environments. Veeam Reporter Enterprise for VMware Performance, Storage, Capacity reporting provides unattended data collection and scheduled or ad hoc reporting, as well as centralized data storage to help you discover, document and report on all the objects within your VMware virtual infrastructure right now, and at any point in the past.

Reporter Enterprise collects information about your VI environment, its components and configuration settings, on an ongoing basis. Using this data, it provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand reports for analysis, documentation and change control.

 

 

Executive management reporting

Executive management needs reports and diagrams on the VMware environment. However, documenting it takes a lot of time and effort. And by the time you create a report it is already outdated. Veeam Reporter Enterprise provides comprehensive and easy-to-understand reports in Visio, Excel, PDF or Word formats automatically and right when you need them – avoiding the time loss, delays and errors associated with manually creating such reports.

CMDB integration

Many enterprises have implemented IT configuration management processes through a centralized configuration management database (CMDB). Veeam Reporter Enterprise integrates your VMware environment into this standard configuration management process. Reporter Enterprise provides a PowerShell Extension to run scripts that automatically export virtual infrastructure data (both for the current state and earlier points in time) into your CMDB. This eliminates the manual work of creating inventory spreadsheets, and automatically keeps your CMDB up-to-date. In addition, running your PowerShell scripts against the Reporter Enterprise server instead of vCenter removes a processing burden from vCenter, providing for better availability of this critical Virtual Infrastructure element.

Change management

Veeam Reporter Enterprise gathers infrastructure data periodically, which allows for configuration change reporting. Administrators can get point-in-time views of their virtual environment, and generate reports to analyze configuration changes over time for configuration drift, security auditing and troubleshooting. Or, you can simply opt to receive an e-mail with all changes to the virtual infrastructure since the last data collection.

Compliance and best practices

When managing a dynamic, large-scale environment, it is important to have up-to-date reports on the configuration of all the elements of your virtual infrastructure. Reporter Enterprise helps you comply with your internal and external requirements and regulations, as well as IT best practices.

Unattended data collection

Veeam Reporter Enterprise provides unattended data collection, as well as centralized data storage to help you discover, document and report on all the objects within your VMware Virtual Infrastructure right now, and at any point in the past. It collects information about your VI3 environment, its components and configuration setting, on an ongoing basis. Reporter Enterprise separates the data collection and report generation operations, so you can set automated collection to occur at specific intervals, ensuring an up-to-date view is ready at any time.

PowerShell access

Reporter Enterprise provides a PowerShell Extension to run custom queries against the collected virtual infrastructure data, both for the current state and data from earlier points in time. Running your PowerShell scripts against the Reporter Enterprise server instead of vCenter allows you to offload script processing activities from vCenter, providing for better performance and availability of this critical Virtual Infrastructure element.

The Veeam PowerShell Extension is fully compatible with the standard VMware PowerShell Extension and uses the same data structures, allowing you to run your existing PowerShell scripts against the Reporter Enterprise database with few, if any, modifications.

VM sprawl control

The ease with which VMs can be created leaves some organizations with a problem called virtual machine (VM) sprawl. VM sprawl affects storage requirements, due to backup demands, as well as infrastructure capacity. With Veeam Reporter Enterprise, VMware administrators can easily see all VMs recently added to the infrastructure, so they can verify the owner of a given VM and confirm if it is really needed.

Built for enterprises

In large organizations, there are typically multiple people involved in managing various elements of the virtual infrastructure. Veeam Reporter Enterprise’s client-server architecture provides a web-access interface and SQL Server database back-end, allowing everyone to generate and view granular reports on their area of interest.

Veeam Business View integration

NEW Veeam Business View uses custom attributes to group, view and manage VMs based on business criteria such as business unit, department, location, purpose, SLA etc., instead of their VMware infrastructure location. Business View helps you prioritize resource allocation, perform chargeback and control VM sprawl.

For more information please visit VMware Performance, Storage, Capacity reporting.

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