I had a chance to test this out with Vmware's VDP. The process works the same way but you need to make sure you use the correct viewuser password. I used viewuser and I was able to connect without making any vdp firewall changes. My test environment was Vsphere 5.5U3 with VDP 6.1.5.

 

So far, my original queries that were tested on Avamar all work with VDP. I was afraid that there may be some huge differences, but so far I have not run into any. One of my favorite dashboards for backups is the "dual donuts". Gives me a chance to see quickly the success/failure ratio in a pie chart form.

 

vdp-graf.png

 

Here is the donut JSON dump for you guys interested in re-creating the output.

 

{
  "aliasColors": {
    "All Failures": "#bf1b00",
    "Successful": "#8cc721",
    "Successful with Exception": "#ef843c"
  },
  "cacheTimeout": null,
  "combine": {
    "label": "Others",
    "threshold": 0
  },
  "datasource": "vdp",
  "decimals": null,
  "fontSize": "100%",
  "format": "short",
  "gridPos": {
    "h": 5,
    "w": 9,
    "x": 0,
    "y": 0
  },
  "id": 10,
  "interval": null,
  "legend": {
    "percentage": true,
    "show": true,
    "values": true
  },
  "legendType": "Right side",
  "links": [],
  "maxDataPoints": 3,
  "nullPointMode": "connected",
  "pieType": "donut",
  "strokeWidth": 1,
  "targets": [
    {
      "alias": "",
      "format": "time_series",
      "rawSql": "SELECT count(*) as \"Successful\", completed_ts as time  FROM v_activities_2 WHERE $__timeFilter(completed_ts::timestamp at time zone 'UTC') and status_code = 30000 and (v_activities_2.type like '%Backup%') group by v_activities_2.completed_ts, v_activities_2.display_name\n",
      "refId": "A"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "format": "time_series",
      "rawSql": "SELECT count(*) as \"Successful with Exception\", completed_ts as time  FROM v_activities_2 WHERE $__timeFilter(completed_ts::timestamp at time zone 'UTC') and status_code = 30005 group by v_activities_2.completed_ts, v_activities_2.display_name\n\n",
      "refId": "B"
    },
    {
      "alias": "",
      "format": "time_series",
      "rawSql": "SELECT count(*) as \"All Failures\", completed_ts as time FROM v_activities_2 WHERE $__timeFilter(completed_ts::timestamp at time zone 'UTC') and status_code!=30000 and status_code!=30005 and (v_activities_2.type like '%Backup%') group by v_activities_2.completed_ts, v_activities_2.display_name;\n",
      "refId": "C"
    }
  ],
  "title": "Backups",
  "type": "grafana-piechart-panel",
  "valueName": "total"
}

 

Someone asked me if this would work for Networker. That I don't know for sure since I don't have access to a Networker environment. If the EBR appliance on network works the same way as VDP, then I don't see why not.