Information provided in VMware vSphere web client Dashboard reports

The VMware vSphere web client Dashboard gives you a first glance into the health of your VMs and the status of your data protection jobs, and makes it easy for you to generate reports.

Note: Icons in the dashboard or the Getting Started tab might change when you select the Plug-in for VMware vSphere home button. This does not change the functionality of the plug-in and the changed icons revert to the correct icons when the menu or dialog box closes.

Backup, restore, and mount job tiles

The backup, restore, and mount job tiles display information about the data protection jobs you have run during the specified time. You can customize the time frame for the report by changing the time frame located in each tile; the maximum value is 100 days. The default report provides information about data protection jobs run for the past seven days.

The job tiles are automatically updated every hour. To see the most recent information, click in the toolbar.

The default time range is seven days. You can modify the default time range in the tile on the Dashboard.

Note: For definitions of the status terms used in each tile, click in the tile.

VM Backup Status tile

The VM Backup Status tile displays information about the protection status of VMs that are compatible with SnapCenter.

The default time range is seven days. You can modify the default time range in the .override configuration file. See the section on overrides for customizing backup operations.

For definitions of the protection terms, click in the tile.

Types of reports

Report type Description
Backup Report The Backup Report displays overall data about successful backups created. For each backup, the report lists the backup name (Snapshot copy name), the corresponding resource group, and backup policy.

On the Reports tab, you can double-click on a backup to generate a detailed report.

Deleted backups are not included in the report.

Mount Report The Mount Report displays overall data about mount trends for your SnapCenter environment.

For each mount operation, the report lists the job ID, job status, job name, and job start and end times. The job name includes the Snapshot copy name. For example: Mount Backup <snapshot-copy-name>.

Restore Report The Restore Report displays overall information about restore jobs.

For each restore operation, the report lists the job ID, job status, job name, and job start and end times. The job name includes the Snapshot copy name. For example: Restore Backup <snapshot-copy-name>.

Last Backup Status of VMs Report These reports display the latest protection details for VMs managed by the Plug-in for VMware vSphere.

The VM Backup Status Report for protected VMs displays details about the VM name, last successful Snapshot copy name, and start and end times for the latest backup run.

The VM Backup Status Report for unprotected VMs displays the names of VMs that do not have any successful backups at the time the report was generated.