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Business View User Guide

Synchronizing Groups with Tags

To keep in sync categorization details in Veeam ONE Business View and vCenter Server, you can configure Veeam ONE Business View to write categorization data to vCenter Server. In this case, Veeam ONE Business View categories will be translated to tag categories on the vCenter Server side, and Veeam ONE Business View groups will be translated to tags. Virtual infrastructure objects on the vCenter Server side will be tagged in accordance with the Veeam ONE Business View categorization model.

By default, Veeam ONE Business View does not write categorization data to vCenter Server. To translate Veeam ONE Business View categorization data to vCenter Server tags, you can enable updates of tags. When updates of tags are enabled, every time data collection runs, Veeam ONE will not only gather data from vCenter Server, but will also write categorization data from Veeam ONE Business View to vCenter Server.

How Objects are Tagged

When you create a category or group in Veeam ONE Business View, you must specify a matching tag category or tag value for it:

  • For a category, you must specify a tag category value. This value maps the Veeam ONE Business View category to a tag category on the vCenter Server side.
  • For a group, you must specify a tag value. This value maps the Veeam ONE Business View group to a tag on the vCenter Server side.

When data collection is performed, Veeam ONE Business View detects groups that include virtual infrastructure objects, and tags objects in these groups on the vCenter Server side. If on the vCenter Server side, no matching tag category or tag is found, Veeam ONE Business View creates this category or tag. If a Veeam ONE Business View group does not include any objects, no tag category and tag data is written to vCenter Server side.

Example

Consider the following example.

In Veeam ONE Business View you have a category that groups hosts by department:

  • Friendly name: Hosts by Department
  • Tag category to use: dpt
  • Group type: Static
  • Object type: Host System

This category includes a group for hosts that belong to the Support department:

  • Friendly name: Support Department
  • Tag: support

If you enable updates of tags, Veeam ONE Business View will tag hosts on the vCenter Server side. Hosts included in the Veeam ONE Business View Support Department group will be assigned the 'support' tag in vCenter Server. This tag will belong to the 'dpt' tag category in vCenter Server.

Enabling Updates of Tags

To synchronize Veeam ONE Business View categorization data with vCenter Server tags, you can enable updates of tags.

Synchronizing Groups with Tags Note:

Before you enable updates of tags, review all categories and groups configured in Veeam ONE Business View.

Veeam ONE Business View includes a number of predefined categories and groups with static and dynamic membership. If these groups include any objects, values of these groups will be written to vCenter Server after you enable updates of tags. To prevent writing irrelevant tags to vCenter Server, it is recommended to remove all Veeam ONE Business View groups and categories you do not need to maintain and update in vCenter Server.

To enable updates of tags:

  1. Open Veeam ONE Business View.
  2. Open the Configuration tab.
  3. In the menu on the left, click Options.
  4. In the Operation mode section, select the Update vSphere Tags with Business View Categorization (vSphere 5.5 or later is required) check box.

With this option selected, Veeam ONE will update vCenter Server tags for clusters, hosts, VMs and datastores each time when data collection runs for Veeam ONE Business View.

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