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The free edition of Veeam Monitor gives you detailed information about the
entire virtual environment such as, memory and CPU usage, disk and network I/O,
swap usage within every ESX server, virtual machine or cluster. The paid version
of the solution has some advance features such as trend analysis and capacity
planning. Veeam monitor console can run on Win XP(SP2), Vista and Server 2003.
It also requires MS SQL server 2005 or SQL server 2005 Express along with .NET
Framework 2.0.

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How to use ?
Installing Veeam Monitor is straight forward. Once installed, to start
monitoring, you need to add ESX and VC servers. To add VMware ESX, click on ‘Add
ESX’ option on the main console of Veeam Monitor. This will launch a pop-up
window, here provide hostname or IP address of the VMware ESX server along with
its username and password. Once connected to the ESX server, you will be able to
see details of all resources used by ESX server. You can also drill down and see
resources used by a particular Virtual Machine running on the ESX server. To add
an Alarm, go to ‘Alarms’ menu, click on ‘New Alarm’ option. This will open Alarm
settings window. Here, first provide a name for the alarm and choose the alarm
type i.e you can set an alarm for ESX server or for a virtual machine. Next you
need to setup rules for this alarm. For this, click on the ‘Rules’ tab. This
will open ‘Choose Rule Type’ wizard. Here you will have various options e.g. you
can set a rule to monitor your resource usage, or receive an alert if a certain
event is received by the virtual center. You can add multiple rules for a single
alarm type. Next step is add actions. To do this, go to ‘Actions’ tab and click
on ‘Add’. Here you can choose from any of the three options available i.e
receive a notification email, or send a notification trap or run a script. If
there is a scenario in which you would like to suppress this alarm, you can
configure it under ‘Suppress’ tab. Finally click on ‘OK’ to add the alarm.

In Veeam Monitor,
you can view detailed graphical view of resources used by a Virtual machine
instantly & for over a period of time.
When setting up
alarms in case of particular events, Veeam allows you to create multiple
rules for an alarm event.

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