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Monitor Veeam data backup

SolarWinds N-central can monitor Veeam backup and replication software on devices. Monitoring the backup status enables you to be aware of any issues that a technician can resolve quickly, and ensure the customer's data is secure in a backup location. If a backup job fails, a technician is notified and provided with data to help resolve the issue.

The minimum requirements to use SolarWinds N-central to monitor a Veeam backup are:

  • A Professional license applied to the device in SolarWinds N-central
  • A current SolarWinds N-central agent (Version 9.5.1.243 or later)
  • Veeam Backup and Replication 6.5, 7, 8, or 9.x installed
  • Windows PowerShell 3.0 installed
  • Veeam Powershell Snap-in installed

For information on how to install the Veeam Powershell Snapin, refer to Veeam KB1489.

  1. Run a discovery job and import the computers that are using Veeam backup and replication software.
  2. To verify that the Veeam services are associated with the device, click All Devices > <device name> > Monitoring tab.
  3. If the Veeam services are not associated with the device, click All Devices > <device name> > Update Monitoring Software > Upgrade Agent > Now (or Always).
  4. If this fails to associate the necessary Veeam services to the device, confirm that the requirements stated above have all been met and re-run the asset discovery job. Veeam should appear on the list of applications displayed for the device.

If the appropriate Veeam services are still not associated with the device, contact SolarWinds MSP Technical Support for further assistance.

SolarWinds N-central automatically applies the Veeam Backup and Replication service template to the devices. The template associates the Veeam Failed Jobs, Veeam Job Monitor, and Veeam Sure Job Monitor services for each active backup job that it detects.