Advanced Configuration Example

The monitoring criteria for this configuration are:

  • 2 vCenter Servers should be connected
  • For vCenter Server №1 (Production systems):
    • All clusters, hosts and VMs should be monitored
    • High-availability data collection backend is a requirement
  • For vCenter Server №2 (Development/Test systems):  
    • All clusters and hosts should be monitored
    • Virtual Machines should not be monitored
    • High-availability data collection backend is not required
    • Collection interval of 10 minutes is sufficient

This example will illustrate a more advanced Veeam back-end configuration, requiring the use of multiple Collectors, monitoring groups, and customizing collection settings.

This example assumes that the following sections in the Installation Guide have been followed:

  • Single-server installation (to provision the VE Service, UI and one Collector)
  • Collector-only installation (repeated twice, to provision two additional Collector servers)

Note

To predict the number of Collectors required for the monitoring load, use the Veeam MP for VMware Sizing Calculator. For full details, see the Architecture Overview Guide.

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