The Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in relies on the native LabTech architecture. The plug-in allows you to include the following endpoints in the LabTech management scope:
▪Veeam backup servers: physical or virtual machines running Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
▪VMware and Hyper-V VMs protected with Veeam Backup & Replication
Veeam backup servers and protected VMs are monitored with the help of LabTech agents. Each agent collects information from the hosting machine and communicates it to the LabTech server. The Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in on the LabTech server translates collected data into the dashboards, dataviews, reports, alerts and tickets.
Backup Data Collection
The Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in uses a specialized Backup - Veeam Backup servers search to discover agent-enabled machines that run Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager. Discovered backup servers are automatically included in the Veeam Backup group.
By default, the following Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in objects are assigned to the Veeam Backup group:
▪Scheduled PowerShell script Collect backup data
▪A set of Veeam monitors
The Collect backup data script gathers configuration data from Veeam backup servers. This data includes backup infrastructure inventory details, information about configured jobs and job sessions. Additionally, the Collect backup data script gathers connection state details from the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server.
Data from backup servers is collected via WMI, archived and sent to the LabTech server. On the LabTech server, data is unpacked and stored on the LabTech database. The Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in uses the collected configuration data for:
▪Dashboards, dataviews and reports
▪Monitors that can trigger alerts and create tickets
Virtual Infrastructure Data Collection
To discover VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, the Veeam Backup & Replication Plug-in uses LabTech agents deployed inside these machines. Information collected from VMs is compared to information collected from backup servers to detect protected and unprotected machines within the managed virtual environment.