Tag-Based Categorization

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    The embedded Veeam ONE server collects tags assigned to objects and tag categories available on the vCenter Server side. If you have vCenter Server tags assigned to virtual infrastructure objects, you can use these tags to categorize objects in Veeam ONE Client.

    Veeam ONE Client uses tags as one of the default methods of categorization. As soon as you connect virtual infrastructure servers to VAO, all created vSphere tags are imported into Veeam ONE Client. For more information on how to create tag categories and assign tags to infrastructure objects in the vSphere inventory, see VMware Docs.  

    Every time data collection runs, tag categories are imported as Veeam ONE Business View categories, and tag values are assigned to groups within these categories. Note that the tag synchronization process may take more than 3 hours to complete.


    You can speed up the data synchronization process using Veeam ONE Reporter installed as part of the embedded Veeam ONE server. To do that:

    1. In a web browser, navigate to the Veeam ONE Reporter web address.

    The address consists of a FQDN of the VAO server and the website port specified during installation (by default, 1239). Note that Veeam ONE Reporter is available over HTTPS.


    1. Navigate to Servers.
    2. Select the Object properties collection task item and click Run now.

    To import tags from the vCenter Server and System Center Virtual Machine Manager:

    1. Open Veeam ONE Client.
    2. On the toolbar, click Settings > Server Settings.
    3. In the Server Settings window, switch to the Business View tab.
    4. In the Configure import settings to periodically synchronize Business View categorization model with external sources section, select From vCenter Server and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

    Tag-Based Categorization 

    By default, Veeam ONE Client imports all tags and custom properties available on the vCenter Server side.



    Categories imported from the vCenter Server are read-only, you cannot edit or delete them. To remove such categories from the Business View tree, select the Do not import option. As soon as you disable import, all previously imported categories and groups will be deleted from Veeam ONE Client. All created custom categories and groups will remain unchanged.

    To select which tags and properties to import:

    1. In the Configure import settings to periodically synchronize Business View categorization model with external sources section, click the Tags button.
    2. In the Tags Import window, clear check boxes next to tags that you want to exclude from import.

    To exclude all tags in a category, clear the check box next to the name of the category.

    Tag-Based Categorization 

    1. Click OK to save settings.
    1. Click OK to close the Server Settings window.



    Consider the following:

    • If Veeam ONE Client detects tags and custom properties with names that are already assigned to categories in Business View, it will exclude such tags and properties from synchronization.
    • If Veeam ONE Client detects tag categories with the same name on multiple vCenter Servers, it will assign tag values from these categories to groups within a single Veeam ONE Business View category.
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