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Veeam ONE 9.5 Update 4
Quick Start Guide

Creating Category and Groups Based on RAM and Guest OS Parameters

Veeam ONE allows combining multiple conditions to create groups. This method makes categories highly customizable, as each group within a category can have its own condition. Conditions can be based on different object properties and logical operators. For one group, you can specify one or more conditions and link them with the AND or OR operator.

In this scenario, you will create a category with the following groups: Windows VMs with 10 or less GB RAM and Linux VMs with more than 10 GB RAM. To do that:

  1. Open Veeam ONE Monitor.

For more information, see Accessing Veeam ONE Monitor.

  1. At the bottom of the inventory pane, click Business View.
  2. Launch the Categorization Wizard. To do this:
  1. In the information pane, switch to the Categories tab.
  2. In the Actions pane, click Add Category.

Alternatively, you can right-click anywhere in the inventory pane and choose Add Category from the shortcut menu.

  1. At the Name and Object Type step, enter a category name and make sure that Virtual Machine is selected as the object type.

Category Name and Object Type

  1. At the Categorization Method step, select the Multiple conditions option.

Categorization Method

  1. At the Grouping Criteria step, click Add. The Add Group wizard will open.
  1. At the Group Name step, enter a group name and description.

Group Name

  1. At the Grouping Conditions step, set up the OS condition:
  • From the Property drop-down list, select Guest OS.
  • From the Operator drop-down list, select the Contains.
  • In the Value field, type Windows.
  1. Click Add Condition and set up the RAM conditions:
  • From the Property drop-down list, select Memory amount (MB).
  • From the Operator drop-down list, select <=.
  • In the Value field, type 10000.

Grouping Condition

  1. Click Save.
  1. At the Grouping Criteria step, click Add.
  1. At the Group Name step, enter a group name and description.
  2. At the Grouping Conditions step, set up OS condition:
  • From the Property drop-down list, select Guest OS.
  • From the Operator drop-down list, select the Contains.
  • In the Value field, type Ubuntu.
  1. At the Grouping Conditions step, set up condition for another OS option:
  • From the Property drop-down list, select Guest OS.
  • From the Operator drop-down list, select the Contains.
  • In the Value field, type CentOS.
  1. To make both Ubuntu and CentOS VMs fall in one group, you will link these OS conditions. To do that:
  • Select check boxes next to each Guest OS condition.
  • Click Link.
  • In the Rule Condition window, from the Choose link type for selected rules select Or.

Condition Link

  1. Click Add Condition and set up RAM conditions:
  • From the Property drop-down list, select Memory amount (MB).
  • From the Operator drop-down list, select the >.
  • In the Value field, type 10000.
  1. Click Save.
  1. At the Export step, select Do not create vSphere tags. Therefore, your VMware vSphere infrastructure remains with its current tags.
  1. Click Save.

Assigning a Group Owner

You can receive notifications about alarms triggering for objects in multiple condition groups. Group owner is an email address that is assigned to a group to receive these notifications.

To assign a group owner:

  1. At the bottom of the inventory pane, click Business View.
  2. In the inventory pane, right-click the group and select Edit Group from the shortcut menu. The Edit Group wizard will open.
  1. Navigate to the Notifications step of the wizard.
  2. Select check box next to Email address field.
  3. In the Email address field, specify the email address to which the notifications must be sent.
  4. Click Save.

Assigning Group Owner

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