System Requirements

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    Make sure that servers that you plan to use as Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager infrastructure components meet system requirements listed below:

    Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager

    It is recommended to install the same product version on the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server and Veeam backup servers.




    • CPU: x86-64 processor.
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM (minimum recommended).
    • Hard disk space: 2 GB on the system disk (required to extract all components from the setup package during the product installation).
    • Network: 1 Gbps or faster connection to Veeam Backup & Replication servers.


    64-bit versions of the following operating systems are supported:

    • Microsoft Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel (from version 1803 to version 20H2)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 20221
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 SP1
    • Microsoft Windows 11 (version 21H21)
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (from version 1803 to version 21H11, and 21H22)
    • Microsoft Windows 8.1
    • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1

    1 This version is supported starting from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 11a (build

    2 This version is supported starting from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 11a (build with Cumulative Patch P20211211.

    SQL Server

    Local or remote installation of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server (both Full and Express Editions are supported):

    • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 Express Edition is included in the setup)1
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects and Microsoft System CLR for SQL Server 2014
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP4 Express Edition is included in the setup)2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    SQL Server 2008 databases and later with compatibility to SQL Server 2005 are not supported.

    Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager configuration database can be deployed in Microsoft SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups. For more information, see this Veeam KB article.

    1 For machines running Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or later.
    2 For machines running Microsoft Windows 7 or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Server Software

    • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5 or later: support for extensionless URLs for IIS 7.5 or later, ASP.NET 4.5, .NET Extensibility 4.5 for IIS 8.0.

    For IIS 8.5, the URL rewrite module is required if you plan to use Veeam Self-Service Backup Portal or vSphere Self-Service Backup Portal.

    • Directory Browsing component, Default Document component, HTTPS Errors component, Static Content component, Windows Authentication component, WebSocket Protocol component.
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 (included in the setup).
    • Windows Installer 4.5 (included in the setup).

    Client Software

    • Browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 or later, Microsoft Edge, latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are supported. The browser must have JavaScript and WebSocket protocol enabled.
    • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later (view reports exported to Microsoft Excel format).



    To restore Microsoft Exchange items with Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, Microsoft Exchange servers must be members of the same Microsoft Active Directory forest.



    [Optional] Veeam Cloud Connect Portal



    Hardware and software

    Refer to hardware system requirements and software system requirements for Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.

    Supported browsers

    For PC:

    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0 or later
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Latest versions of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome

    For portable devices (tablets): latest versions of Apple Safari for iOS or Google Chrome for Android.

    [Optional] VMware vCloud Director



    VMware vCloud Director

    VMware vCloud Director 9.5 to 10.2, and 10.31. For vCD replication: 9.7 or later.

    1 This version is supported starting from Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 11a (build

    Other software

    If your Enterprise Manager deployment uses IIS 8.5, then URL rewrite module is required to work with Veeam Self-Service Backup Portal for vCloud Director.