Accessing vSphere Client Plug-in

To access the plug-in, open the VMware vSphere Client and select Veeam Plug-in for VMware vSphere Client from the menu.

Make sure, the account used to access the plug-in has permissions to connect to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server and (optionally) Veeam ONE server.

  • To launch the plug-in and successfully obtain statistics from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, you need to pair a vCenter Server role with an Enterprise Manager role. Then you can use an account with this vCenter Server role to log in to the vSphere Client and access the plug-in. For more information on assigning Enterprise Manager roles, see Configuring VMware vSphere Roles.
  • To create a VeeamZIP backup or Quick Backup, the Portal Administrator or Portal User role is required.
  • To browse backup infrastructure, the Restore Operator role is enough.
  • If you have Veeam ONE deployed in your environment and you want to open Veeam ONE reports from the plug-in (optional capability), the accounts used to log in to the vSphere Client must be also included in the Veeam ONE Power Users, Veeam ONE Read-Only Users or Veeam ONE Administrators group on the machine where Veeam ONE Server is installed. For more information, see the Security Groups section of the Veeam ONE Deployment Guide.

Accessing Veeam Plug-in from vSphere Client

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