Veeam Management Pack v8 for VMware and Hyper-V

Veeam have released version 8 of their management pack for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager. Veeam is great for comprehensive monitoring of both Hyper-V and VMware deployments. In mixed Hyper-V and VMware mixed environments, the Veeam pack also offers a very consistent view of fabric health across the two platforms, providing a unified monitoring experience for heterogeneous environments. Most importantly, I find the Veeam pack delivers actionable alerts and data visualizations, enabling quick incident response instead of hours of digging for root cause.

I encourage any System Center administrator looking for a comprehensive virtualization monitoring approach to check it out.

New in Veeam Management Pack v8

  • Support for VMware vSphere v6
  • Enhanced Hyper-V Support
  • Veeam Morning Coffee Dashboard & Report
  • Hybrid Cloud planning for Microsoft Azure and VMware vCloud Air
  • Detailed snapshot and checkpoint tracking
  • Visibility for Veeam Backup & Replication

Get the What’s New Guide or download the Free Trial.


Now Available: Updated Best Practices for Monitoring VMware

You can download an updated copy of a whitepaper I wrote with my friends Alec King and Cameron Fuller, discussing effective monitoring of vSphere hosts and virtualized workloads with the latest version of the Veeam MP for VMware.

Download this white paper and discover the 6 key concepts to get the most out of VMware vSphere and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, including:

  • Monitoring with the “private cloud fabric” in mind
  • Sorting the actionable alerts from alert “noise”
  • Understanding override behavior and best practices
  • And more!