System Requirements

Make sure that servers that you plan to use as Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager infrastructure components meet the system requirements listed in this section.

All backup servers must be based on the same database engine as Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager (PostgreSQL or Microsoft SQL Server). For more considerations and limitations on adding backup servers, see Adding Backup Servers.

Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager

Server Side

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

  • CPU: x86-64 processor.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM (minimum recommended).
  • Hard disk space: 2 GB for product installation plus sufficient disk space to store guest file system catalog from connected backup servers (according to data retention policy).
  • Network: 1 Mbps or faster connection to Veeam Backup & Replication servers. Slow or unstable links will impact the performance of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager data collection operations from Veeam Backup servers.

OS

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

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server Semi-Annual Channel 20H2 (versions 1803 to 20H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 11 (versions 21H2, 22H2, 23H21)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (versions 1909 to 22H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 LTS (versions LTSB 1607, LTSC 1809, LTSC 2021)

1 This version requires Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager 12.1 (build 12.1.0.2131) or later.

PostgreSQL

Local or remote installation of the following versions of PostgreSQL:

  • PostgreSQL 14
  • PostgreSQL 15 (PostgreSQL 15.1 is included in the Veeam Backup & Replication 12 setup; PostgreSQL 15.5 — in Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1)

Microsoft SQL Server

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

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2022
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Objects and Microsoft System CLR for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 databases and later with compatibility to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 are not supported.

All editions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported. The usage of Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition is limited by the database size up to 10 GB. If you plan to have larger databases, use other editions of Microsoft SQL Server.

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

Software

During installation and upgrade, the setup wizard system performs configuration check to determine if all prerequisite software is available on the machine where you plan to install Enterprise Manager. If some of the required software components are missing, the setup wizard tries to install missing software automatically. This refers to the following software:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 (included in the setup)
  • Microsoft SQL Server System CLR Types (both for SQL Server and PostgreSQL, included in the setup)
  • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2015 (included in the setup)
  • Microsoft Universal C Runtime (included in the setup)
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (included in the setup)
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5 or later
  • Microsoft URL Rewrite 2.0 for IIS 7
  • Windows Installer 4.5 (included in the setup)

If you plan to install Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager in the unattended mode using the command line interface, manually install all prerequisite software before that. For more information, see the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Server subsection of the Installing Veeam Backup & Replication in Unattended Mode section of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

 

Important

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

Client Side

Specification

Requirement

Browsers

Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The browser must have JavaScript and WebSocket protocol enabled.

Enterprise Manager User Interface may not work correctly in Mozilla Firefox running on Microsoft Windows 11 22H2.

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel (to view reports exported to Microsoft Excel format).

 

 

[Optional] Veeam Cloud Connect Portal

Specification

Requirement

Hardware and software

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

Supported browsers

  • For PC: Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
  • For portable devices (tablets): Safari for iOS or Google Chrome for Android

[Optional] VMware Cloud Director

Specification

Requirement

VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director 10.1 to 10.5.

Note that you can use VMware Cloud Director on a backup server that is based on Microsoft Windows Server 2016 or later.

Other software

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

[Optional] Veeam Plug-in for VMware vSphere Client

Specification

Requirement

VMware vSphere

VMware vSphere 6.0 to 8.0 (up to 8.0 U1).

VMware vSphere 8.0 U1 requires Veeam Backup & Replication 12 P20230412 (build 12.0.0.1420 P20230412) or later. For more information, see this Veeam KB article.