Skip to main content

Veeam configurator on its way!

Veeam Configurator integrates with and extends the capabilities of VMware VirtualCenter, maintaining and building on VirtualCenter’s centralized view and associated benefits, such as VirtualCenter partitioning to simultaneously configure all ESX Servers in a cluster. Veeam Configurator offers GUI-based centralized control over ESX settings and subsystems not accessible from the VirtualCenter interface, freeing administrators from reliance on the service console.

"The VMware ESX Server service console offers tremendous power for virtual server configuration," said Ratmir Timashev, president and CEO of Veeam Software. "Unfortunately, the console only allows you to configure one server at a time. In addition, for administrators who come from a Windows background, the open-source command line syntax takes time to research, learn, try and test. With this new product, we’ve done the learning and testing, so our customers can quickly configure multiple servers without having to become Linux experts."

Veeam Configurator 1.0 also comes with five built-in “Experts” that embody essential Veeam expertise in VI3 configuration. These pre-written modules automate key functions such as enabling or disabling root access, ensuring accurate time synchronization, reporting on the current patch level for ESX Servers, and more. Additional Experts will be created based on customer feedback and suggestions.

Check on their site for more info and the configurator is here.


Features and Benefits

Centralized control - Veeam Configurator uses VirtualCenter partitioning to simultaneously configure all ESX Servers for a cluster or datacenter.

VI3 integration - Veeam Configurator allows you to gain control over ESX settings and subsystems not accessible from the VirtualCenter interface.

GUI-based configuration management - With Veeam Configurator, you can quickly and easily manage ESX settings and subsystems without needing to become a Linux expert, freeing you from reliance on the service console.

Built-in ESX expertise - Veeam Configurator comes with a set of expert knowledge packs ("Experts") that eliminate the need to study the details of a specific ESX configuration parameter and offer a fully supported alternative to custom scripts.

Veeam Configurator 1.0 features the following Experts:

  • RootAccess Expert helps you enable or disable remote root access.
  • TimeSync Expert allows you to check, modify and apply the correct NTP configuration for all ESX Servers within your VI3 environment. Reports are provided in Excel format.
  • PatchLevel Expert helps you to report on the current patch level for every ESX Server in the VI3 or in the specified server group. Reports are provided in Excel format.
  • EsxDiag Expert reports on service console configuration, TCP and DNS settings, and checks which scheduled services failed to launch. It also checks NTP settings and shows you the time difference between a public NTP server and the host.
  • CustomScript Expert allows you to run a custom script for every ESX Server in the VI3, or in the specified server group, and see the execution results in a consolidated view.


Popular posts from this blog

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1

Avastu Blog is migrating to; 1st Jan 2009 live


I will send out emails personally to those who are using my link(s) on their sites.

Thanks much for your co-operation and hope you enjoy the new site and its cool new features :-)

Not like the site is unlive or something..on the contrary, its beginning to get a lot of attention already. Well most of the work is done, you don't have to worry about anything though:

What won't change

Links/Referrals: I will be redirecting the links (all links which you may have cross-posted) to - so you don't have to do anything in all your posts and links. Although, I would urge however that you do change the permalinks, especially on your blogs etc yourselfThis blog is not going away anywhere but within a few months, I will consider discontinuing its usage. I won't obviously do …

Cloud Security: Eliminate humans from the "Information Supply Chain on the Web"

My upcoming article, part - 3 data center predictions for 2009, has a slideshot talking about the transition from the current age to the cloud computing age to eventually the ideation age- the age where you will have clouds that will emote but they will have no internal employees.

Biggest management disasters occur because internal folks are making a mess of the playground.

Om's blog is carrying an article about Cloud security and it is rather direct but also makes a lot of sense:

I don’t believe that clouds themselves will cause the security breaches and data theft they anticipate; in many ways, clouds will result in better security. Here’s why: Fewer humans –Most computer breaches are the result of human error; only 20-40 percent stem from technical malfunctions. Cloud operators that want to be profitable take humans out of the loop whenever possible.Better tools – Clouds can afford high-end data protection and security monitoring tools, as well as the experts to run them. I trust…