Veeam Reporter Free Edition is a handy piece of software specially designed to offer all the core functionality of the full version of Reporter, including full data collection, multi-user support, and Microsoft SQL Server backend. There are no limits on the number of hosts, virtual machines (VMs), users or the size of your archive. Features: Different consumers a€” IT and business managers: A· Reporter provides both business and technical views of your virtual environment. You can view your environment in familiar VMware terms such as data centers, clusters and hosts. You can also categorize VMs according to the constructs of your business and view the environment from a business perspective. For example, you can view VMs by service-level agreement (SLA) or application type, or report on resource usage by department or business unit. A· This business-oriented approach enhances communication with IT stakeholders and improves user satisfaction. You no longer have to spend hours or days manually extracting and filtering data. Chargeback is much easier, and uncategorized VMs can quickly be identified to control VM sprawl. Enterprise reporting: A· Reporter provides documentation of your virtual infrastructure, as required by internal policies, external regulations and your management demands. It is built to accommodate your particular environment and your reporting requirements. A· Reporter automatically discovers even large, dispersed environments and can span multiple vCenters. It captures all objects and setting and archives them in a Microsoft SQL Server repository. A· Reports are easily customizable and are generated automatically a€” eliminating labor-intensive, error-prone, and ineffective manual processes and the delays and constant rework associated with them. With Reporter, you get the information you need in minutes, not hours or days. Change management a€” who, what, where, when and how: A· The virtual environment consists of many moving parts. Changes occur regularly, initiated by VMware itself or by one of any number of admins, in any number of locations. Reporter keeps track of it all. So you can report on the current state of your virtual infrastructure or any point in the past 24 hours. A· Reporter captures the "who, what, where, when and how" of every change. With this audit data, you can improve change workflows and investigate problematic changes. A· You can also speed problem resolution. When performance declines or a VM is no longer working, the first thing you need to know is "what changed?" Reporter provides instant visibility of changes that have occurred in your environment. So you can easily isolate the root cause of performance slowdowns and availability issues.