Veeam Jobs Summary Test

The Veeam Job Summary test reports the status of all the jobs executing on a Veeam Backup server and the time taken by all the jobs in the backup server.

Target of the test : A Veeam Backup server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

Refers to the port used by the Veeam Backup server.  Here it is NULL.

In Progress Jobs Duration

Specify the time duration in minutes beyond which a job is termed to be a long running job. By default, this parameter is set to 30.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD Frequency. 

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total jobs

Indicates the total number of jobs in the Backup server.

Number

 

Total successful jobs

Indicates the number of backup jobs that were completed successfully since the last time the test was executed.

Number

A high value of this measure indicates the good health of the backup server.

A low value indicates that the backup jobs could be aborting or are being skipped due to errors in opening the objects or in the media.

Total failed jobs

Indicates the number of jobs that failed since the start of the server.

Number

A high value of this measure indicates that the backup server is unable to verify or open the object for backup. In such cases, administrators can check the media for errors.

The detailed diagnosis for this measure if enabled, lists the name of the job, the type of the job, the size, the start time, the end time, the duration, the age of the job, the next running time of the job and the message stating the reason for the failure of the job.

Total pending jobs

Indicates the number of jobs that are currently pending in the backup server.

Number

A high value indicates that the backup server is unable to process the jobs. This may be due to performance issues, endlessly running jobs etc.

Total jobs in progress

Indicates the number of jobs that are currently in progress.

Number

 

Total warning jobs

Indicates the number of jobs for which warning was issued.

Number

 

Newly completed jobs

Indicates the number of jobs that were  completed during the last measurement period.

Number

The detailed diagnosis for this measure if enabled, lists the name of the job, the type of the job, the size, the start time, the end time, the duration, the age of the job, the next running time of the job and the message.

Newly failed jobs

Indicates the number of jobs that failed during the last measurement period.

Number

A high value of this measure indicates that the backup server is unable to verify or open the object for backup. In such cases, administrators can check the media for errors.

The detailed diagnosis for this measure if enabled, lists the name of the job, the type of the job, the size, the start time, the end time, the duration, the age of the job, the next running time of the job and the message stating the reason for the failure of the job.

Long running jobs

Indicates the number of jobs that were running for a duration longer than the time mentioned against the In Progress Jobs Duration text box while configuring this test.

Number

A high value for this measure is a cause of concern as the execution of such long running jobs may affect all other jobs in the server which may eventually lead to the slowdown of the backup server.

The detailed diagnosis for this measure if enabled, lists the name of the job, the type of the job, the size, the start time, the end time, the duration, the age of the job, the next running time of the job and the message.

Average size

Indicates the average size of the jobs that are currently pending.

GB

 

Average duration

Indicates the average time taken by all jobs in the backup server.

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