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Markus_Koestler's avatar
4 years ago

Centralised Management without VSR-MS

As annouced today VSR 21.3 has discontinued support for VSR-MS.:smileysurprised:

Who does Veritas think should one centrally manage 150+ clients in 100+ different locations? :smileysad:

SR Monitor might help with monitoring, but definitly not with policies and settings!

And how to migrate all does centrally managed jobs to locally managed jobs?!:smileyfrustrated:

5 Replies

  • Dear Markus,

    VSR Management Solution was based  on the System Management Platform (SMP) von Symantec, now Broadcom. When Veritas got split with Symantec back in 2015 SMP stayed with Symantec. From then on Veritas was not anymore in control of enhancements and release cycles and as we couldn’t guarantee anymore the quality of service and support, Veritas decided to replace SMP with an own-developed solution – VSR Monitor.

    VSR is storing all the backup jobs locally which helps if there is a connection issue between VSR client and former VSR MS, the VSR client still will proceed and after connection is restored update the VSR MS.

    VSR Monitor v2 was released together with Veritas System Recovery 21.3 on the 1st of February 2021.

    VSR Monitor

    • Monitoring up to 1’000 VSR clients
    • Centralized dashboard to monitor the backup-, version- and license status
    • 1 to 1 management
    • Admin-Guide – VSR Monitor

    There are 2 more updates coming this year (August and December 2021) and provide even more capabilities:

    • Adding monitoring for Linux clients
    • Adding management capabilities (adding job,…)
    • Markus_Koestler's avatar

      Thanks for making clear that Veritas is still investing in this product. So did I understand it correctly that by December we should have the abilitly again to manage backup jobs and policies in a centralised way?

      • klauskresnik's avatar

        Dear Mister Markus Koestler,

        VSR engineering is working very hard to accelerate workloads and trying to add enhanced management capabilities even earlier.

        We are planning to have capabilities to assign, e.g. backup jobs to multiple clients at the same time, or adding, editing, deleting and running backup jobs in the upcoming version (subject to change) and with every further release to add more capabilities.

        Please stay tuned and ensure to participate in the next BETA.