Excited to announce the new release of Veeam’s enterprise virtual infrastructure tool, Veeam Reporter 4.0. It is free, 100% free. This handy tool was released today, described by Veeam as:
Veeam Reporter Enterprise- VMware ESX/ESXi reporting, documentation & change management for VMware
Veeam Reporter™ discovers, documents and analyzes your entire virtual infrastructure. It maintains a complete history of all objects, settings and changes. And it trends performance and utilization. So you can really understand your virtual infrastructure—past, present and future.
When it comes to documenting and reporting on your virtual infrastructure, Reporter does it all. In particular, Reporter addresses these key virtualization management challenges:
* Enterprise reporting
* Change management
* Capacity planning
Veeam Reporter 4.0 Free Edition comes packed with a nice web based dashboard that will give you an at-a-glance view of the most important aspects of your virtual infrastructure.
Check in on any report or graph that is important to your infrastructure with real time results. Veeam Reporter collects information regularly and updates it automatically, no manual labor!
Here is a snippet from Veeam’s site on what I think is most useful:
Change management — who, what, where, when and how
The virtual environment consists of many moving parts. Changes occur regularly, initiated by VMware itself or by one of any number of admins, in any number of locations. Reporter keeps track of it all. So you can report on the current state of your virtual infrastructure or any point in the past. You can analyze configuration drift and track objects over their lifecycle.
Reporter captures the “who, what, where, when and how” of every change. With this audit data, you can improve change workflows and investigate problematic changes.
You can also speed problem resolution. When performance declines or a VM is no longer working, the first thing you need to know is “what changed?” Reporter provides instant visibility of changes that have occurred in your environment. So you can easily isolate the root cause of performance slowdowns and availability issues.