Veeam ONE: installation and configuration

Veeam ONE is a “free” software package offered by Veeam for virtual infrastructure supervision.

Veeam ONE consists of software:

  • Veeam ONE Monitor which allows the supervision of hypervisors (Hyper-V and VMware) and virtual machines. It is also possible
  • Veeam ONE Reporter which allows to generate reports on the virtual environment.

Installation of Veeam ONE

1. Mount the ISO on the server where Veeam ONE is to be installed.


2. Start the installation program by clicking on the file Setup.exe 1 .

Veeam ONE setup

3. (Optional) If the UAC is active, allow the installer by clicking Yes 1 .


4. Start the installation by clicking on Install 1 .

5. Accept the license agreements by ticking the boxes 1 and click on Next 2 .

Accept license

6. Installation mode leave Typical 1 and click Next 2 .

Installation mode

7. Install the prerequisites if necessary by clicking on Install 1 .

Windows feature

8. Installed features, click Next 1 .

Windows components installed

9. If necessary change the installation folder and click Next 1 .


10. Set up an account for Veeam ONE 1 service then click Next 2 .

Account for the service

11. Configure SQL Server instance 1 and click Next 2 .

SQL Server

Here I used the instance that was created during the installation of Veeam Backup & Replication.

12. Set the license mode 1 and click Next 2 .

License mode

13. If necessary, change the operating ports of Veeam ONE and click Next 1 .

Veeam ONE port connection

14. If necessary change the cache directory and click Next 1 .

Cache folder

15. Choose the type of Virtual Infrastructure.

Type infra

For my part I choose Skip virtual infrastructure configuration.

16. Choose option 1 according to the environment and click Next 2 .

infra size

17. Click on Install 1 .

Start install

18. Wait during the installation …

19. Click Finish 1 to close the wizard.

Veeam ONE installed

20. To work properly, it is necessary to close / log on. Click Yes 1 to accept the disconnect.

Log off

21. The installation is complete, the software is now available from two shortcuts on the desktop, Veeam ONE Monitor for monitoring and Veeam ONE Repoter for generating reports.

Veeam ONE

Now that the Veeam ONE software suite is installed, we will move to configuration and Veeam ONE Monitor and we will then see how to generate reports.

Veeam ONE Monitor : virtual infrastructure supervision

Add servers to supervise

1. Start Veeam ONE Monitor and connect to the top.

When the application is first launched, you are prompted to configure Veeam ONE notifications

2. Right-click Virtual Infrastructure 1 and click Add Server 2 .

Add server

3. Select the type of Hypervisor.

Server type

In the HYPER-V SERVER example.

4. Enter the server name or IP 1 , select server type 2 and click Next 3 .

Server name or IP

5. Enter the identifiers 1 of an account that has the connection rights to the server then click Next 2 .

Connection identifier

6. Confirm the addition by clicking Finish 1 .

Finish adding

7. Wait while Veeam ONE Monitor collects the information. The server is displayed in the Virtual Infrastucture section.

Server added

Overview of supervision

Veeam ONE Monitor provides CPU / RAM / network / disk performance information for hypervisors and virtual machines.

He will also analyze the events on hypervisors and send back alerts.

Host Statistics (Hypervisor):

Overview host

Alarm management:


VM using the most resource:




Summary of virtual machines:

VM list

Veeam ONE Monitor : supervision of Veeam Backup & replication

With Veeam ONE Monitor, you can also monitor Veeam Backup & Replication backup software and have various backup statistics.

Add a Veeam Backup & Replication Server to Supervise

1. From the Go to Data Protection View 1 interface, right click on Backup Infrastructure 2 and click Add Server 3 .

Add server veeam b&r


Choose type server

3. Enter the server server name 1 and click Next 2 .

Server name

4. Enter the identifiers 1 of an account which has the rights of connection to the server then click on Next 2 .

Connection identifier

5. Click Finish 1 to finish adding the Veeam B & R server.

Confirm add server

Overview of backup supervision

It is possible to have static on the agents and VM Jobs, information by repository and by proxy.

General statistics:

Overview backup

Backup Repositories :

Backup Repositories

Backup Proxies :

Backup Proxies

Veeam ONE Reporter : generate reports

Veeam ONE Reporter relies on the servers registered in Veeam ONE Monitor and uses the information collected to generate reports.

Veeam ONE Reporter is a web application that can be run from any computer.

Veeam ONE Reporter overview

1.Launch a browser and enter l’URL https://fqdn-server-veeam-one:1239

2. Log in to the application.

Login page

3. Once connected, we arrive on the DASHBOARD, which allows access to several dashboards. In the free version, it is only possible to consult the VEEAM BACKUP AND REPLICATION tile.


4. The VEEAM BACKUP AND REPLICATION dashboard provides an overview of Veeam B & R job status and server status.

Overview Veeam B&R

Access to reports

1. Click WORKSPACE 1 to access the list of available reports.


Example 1: Configuring Hyper-V VMs

This report is used to output the list of all virtual machines with their configuration (cpu / ram / disks …).

1. Select the Hyper-V Overview 1 / VMs Configuration 2 report.

Choose report

2. Click Preview 1 to generate the report.


By default the report is generated on all Hyper-V servers, it is possible to filter the objects of the report.

3. The report opens in a new browser tab.

Example 2: Oversized Virtual Machines

This report displays VMs with more CPU and RAM resources than they use.

1. Select the Hyper-V Optimization 1 / Oversized VMs 2 report.


2. Configure the 1 report and click Preview 2 .

Configure report

3. The report is available.

In addition to the report, recommendations are made, I do not necessarily advise you to follow them.

Export a report

It is possible to export in the following formats: Excel, PDF and Word.

Once the report is generated, click on diskette 1 and select the format 2 .

Many reports are available to help you maintain your infrastructure under optimal conditions.

An interesting report for clustered environments is the loss simulation of a node.

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