If we from the beginning tried to link all systems by serial numbers of physical devices, for example esxi server has consistent serial number attribute in all systems like prtg (for example for this we can use prtg Tags), netbox, ilo/idrac and so on, then we can run queries and auto sync data between the systems without tiresome manually syncs (mandatory to check that entered serial numbers are unique and registered in all systems properly). When we initially normalize all systems by enriching each of them by proper serial numbers, then we can create programmatically (using for example powershell modules) … Read the rest
Below you can find the sample of the script, which reads information about done backups from VBR server and writes it into custom attributes of each backed up VM in vcsa (considered that custom attributes are named as “05-last-backup”, “06-vbr-restore-points”, “07-vbr-job-options”; vcsa is named as “vcsa.itforce.local”; VBR is named as “veeambr.itforce.local”)
To pre-create custom attributes for each VM in your vcsa:
connect-viserver vcsa.itforce.local New-CustomAttribute -TargetType "VirtualMachine" -Name "05-last-backup" New-CustomAttribute -TargetType "VirtualMachine" -Name "06-vbr-restore-points" New-CustomAttribute -TargetType "VirtualMachine" -Name "07-vbr-job-options"
The script prerequisites:
- script easier to run directly from veeambr server.
- veeambr server should have network access to vcsa by 443 port