Veeam ONE Report - Custom - host firmware info

I recently showed a customer how to do a Veeam ONE report that showed the firmware of the VMware hosts, and the version / build of the VMware software.  It was an interesting use of the custom reporting in ONE and I have since shown other people and since they liked it too I thought I would write about it.

We start by logging into the Veeam ONE Reporter UI.  It is the one on port 1239 so https://fqdn_ONE_server:1239. Next change to the Workspace tab, next would be select Custom Reports folder. You can see it below.

Once we click on Custom Reports we will see a selection of them.

The one that we are going to start with, sort of as framework for what we want is the one called Custom Infrastructure. It is seen above with the red arrow pointing at it.

Lets click on Custom Infrastructure so that we can work with it.

Depending on what you have done with this report type before some of the fields may look different.  Object type above says Host System, but that is due to my using that before.  It may say Click to choose for you, and so if it does, select it and select Host System as you see above.

Next we select the Click to choose for Columns.  What we are going to do here is layout our report.  I would like to have the following columns - Name, Virtualization Info, Version, Build, Host BIOS firmware, Manufacture.  So lets pick like that. As you select these values notice all the other things you can pick! Once selected it should look like below.

Once you have selected what you need, you can use the OK button to return to the main screen.  I like to use the Preview Button now to confirm what it looks like.

And it is what I want, so I change tabs so I am back where we hit the Preview button.

Now we use the Save as button to save our report.

I like to save my reports to My Reports folder.  And even though we made this report ourselves, it is now treated like the others.  So produced automatically on a schedule for example. Or you can click on report in your My Reports folder and do things like edit it, View it, delete it as some examples.

When you have previewed the report, or when you are looking at it, you can always export it.  At the top of the screen you will see an Export button.

When you use that Export button you can export to Word, Excel or PDF.

Hope that this helps but you can always comment or ask questions. ONE is a pretty powerful tool but people don’t always seem to see that.  So I am going to do some articles to help with that.

BTW, any technical ONE articles will be able to be found using this tag.


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