Deploying Veeam Agent for Linux Using Pre-installed Veeam Deployer Service

Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1, you have an option to install Veeam Agent on Linux computers using certificate-based authentication instead of credentials. To do so, you must install Veeam Deployer Service on the computer and then add the computer to a protection group of the Individual computers type. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication does not require SSH connection to install Veeam Agent for Linux.


You cannot use this deployment method to install and configure a nosnap version of Veeam Agent for Linux (including Veeam Agent for Linux on Power) on a Linux computer.

Deploying Veeam Agent

To deploy Veeam Agent for Linux using pre-installed Veeam Deployer Service, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Veeam Backup & Replication side, start a Veeam PowerShell session. For more information, see the Starting Veeam PowerShell Sessions in the Veeam PowerShell Reference.
  2. Run the Generate-VBRBackupServerDeployerKit cmdlet to generate the Veeam Deployer Service temporary certificate and export the Veeam Backup & Replication Deployer Client certificate and Veeam Deployer Service installation packages. To learn more, see the Generate-VBRBackupServerDeployerKit section in the Veeam PowerShell Reference.
  3. Upload the obtained files on the computer that you want to protect.
  4. On the Veeam Agent computer side, navigate to the directory where you have saved the files and install Veeam Deployer Service using a package manager.
  5. Run the following commands to install the certificates:

/opt/veeam/deployment/veeamdeploymentsvc --install-server-certificate server-cert.p12

/opt/veeam/deployment/veeamdeploymentsvc --install-certificate client-cert.pem

/opt/veeam/deployment/veeamdeploymentsvc --restart

  1. On the Veeam Backup & Replication side, create a protection group with the following parameters:
  1. At the Type step of the wizard, select Individuals computers.
  2. At the Computers step of the wizard, specify a computer and select the Connect using certificate-based authentication method to connect to the computer.

To learn more, see Creating Protection Groups.

After you create the protection group, Veeam Backup & Replication will rescan the protection group. During the rescan operation, Veeam Backup & Replication will replace the Veeam Deployer Service temporary certificate, connect to the Veeam Deployer Service and install Veeam Agent. To learn more, see Rescan Job.

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