3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2020 4:21 AM by pan1268

    Nsx Manager backup monitoring

    pan1268 Enthusiast

      Hello Experts,

       

      Any advice on how can we monitor backup of the nsx manager appliances.We take the backup of the appliance on sftp server. Can it be done using vROPS or vRNI.

       

      Cheers

        • 1. Re: Nsx Manager backup monitoring
          NicolasAlauzet Hot Shot

          Hi there,

           

          I dont know from vROPs and vRLI, maybe with vRNI something is possible (I would check that it is also interesting for me)

           

          What I did in the past, with integration with monitoring tools, and API call to the NSX manager (https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-NSX-Data-Center-for-vSphere/6.4/nsx_64_api.pdf )

           

          GET /api/1.0/appliance-management/backuprestore/backups

          Description: Retrieve list of all backups available at configured backup location.

          <list>

          <backupFileProperties>

          <fileName>SiteA_00_27_58_Thu08Jun2017</fileName>

          <fileSize>3645472</fileSize>

          <creationTime>1496881678000</creationTime>

          </backupFileProperties>

          <backupFileProperties>

          <fileName>SiteA_01_06_16_Wed07Jun2017</fileName>

          <fileSize>3604512</fileSize>

          <creationTime>1496797576000</creationTime>

          </backupFileProperties>

          </list>

           

          When you get the information, the tool checks the date and if it not the same as the moment of checking will trigger alarm.

          (This is a solution I came up when I had this requeriment, maybe not the best one but it works xD)

          • 2. Re: Nsx Manager backup monitoring
            Sreec Master
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            If the ask is to know if backups are happening or to trigger an alert when there is a failure , you can integrate(NSX syslog pointing to VRLI IP)with VRLI and set a email alert for any failed backup jobs.

            • 3. Re: Nsx Manager backup monitoring
              pan1268 Enthusiast

              Dear Sreec,

               

              Thank you for your answer.

               

              Yes , the ask is to know how to monitor nsx manager backups. I will try it out in the environment and revert.

               

              Once again thank you so much.

               

              Cheers.