Veeam Reporter Free edition is ready for prime time
Just to be upfront Veeam has a blogger contest running from the date of this article to August 30th, 2010. The basis of this contest is the blogger that drives the most downloads of this new FREE Veeam product. Veeam will then donate $1000 to the winners selected charity and the second place blogger will get to donate $250 to their charity. So I urge you to use this DOWNLOAD LINK and try this cool product from Veeam. Nothing would make me feel better by helping my readers discover a sweet free tool and in turn help me with a chance to help out a local charity in my area. Ok enough with the details and now I can talk about the product info.
The team over at Veeam has been hard at work and is releasing a Free version of their Veeam Reporter tool. The free version joins several other popular free tools that Veeam already offers. The free version of Veeam Reporter includes all of the core features of the paid version with no limits on your number of Hosts, Virtual Machines or size of your data archive. If you want to see the comparison of the free and paid products you can download the PDF here. The release of the free tool also coincides with the update of the paid product to 4.1 version which is adding Capacity Planning to the list of features.
The Veeam Reporter tool both the Free and Paid versions focus on Enterprise reporting, Change management and Capacity Planning. You can report on these important factors and use this to correct any pending pitfalls. Have a look at the short video that I created that shows how simple the product is to setup and begin creating reports. Oh and don’t for get to Download Veeam Report Free Edition.
The new Veeam Reporter Free Edition 4.1 is a powerful tool in it’s own right. I will be using it in my environments in the near future as I dig more into the reports and see how much value I can pull out of them. If you are considering purchasing the full version of this then the Free edition is a great way to get your feet wet in the Veeam Reporter world.
Here are a few of the reports that I will be looking to use in my world. I will use the Infrastructure Change report to find out any that has recently changed that could help in troubleshooting an issue, granted in the free version I will be limited to 24 hours of data. I will also be trying out the capacity reports pack to see if it can produce some of the reports that we may need to create via scripting soon. And lastly the I’ll be working with the Performance Report Pack to see how the reports can help me keep a watchful eye on Host and VM performance. There are many other reports available in the tool but there are just a few that interested me initially.
So in closing your probably wondering man this sounds great why would I need to buy the Full version of the tool. Well here are a the features not available in the Free edition that greatly benefit large environments. You can download the Reporter Free Tool from Veeam here.
- Capacity Planning – report pack
- Historical Change Management – beyond 24 hour limit in free tool
- Microsoft Visio reporting
- Full access to archive data
- Full feature dashboard – 1 report limit in free tool
- Automatic report distribution – have it waiting in your Inbox each morning
About Brian Suhr
Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design