Uploading and Configuring Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director

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    Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director lets members of vCloud Director (vCD) organizations access Veeam Self-Service Backup Portal in the native vCD environment.

    You can upload and configure Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director on vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal using a vCD system administrator account. When you upload the plug-in, you specify the scope — a set of vCD organizations that can use the plug-in.

    If you need to modify the scope of vCD organizations after you configure the plug-in, update the plug-in configuration. For more information, see Updating Plug-in Configuration

    Before You Begin

    Before you start uploading Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director, check the following prerequisites:

    • Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director requires Veeam Backup & Replication 11 or later to be installed on the backup server that has the vCD server in its infrastructure.
    • Users of the plug-in must have access to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and vCloud Director URLs.
    • The Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager server should use a certificate issued by a Certificate Authority instead of a default self-signed certificate. In case of a self-signed certificate, users of the plug-in have to add the Enterprise Manager certificate as trusted to their browser before they access the plug-in. Otherwise, they will get a connection error.

    For more information on the Enterprise Manager certificate, see Updating Security Certificate.

    Uploading and Configuring Plug-in

    To upload and configure Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director:

    1. Log in to vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal under a vCD system administrator account.
    2. Upload Veeam Plug-in for VMware vCloud Director to the portal. You can find the plug-in file in the ISO installation image of Veeam Backup & Replication.

    For more information, see the Upload a Plug-in section of VMware vCloud Director documentation.

    1. From the More menu, select Data Protection with Veeam.

    If the Data Protection with Veeam option is not available, log out from the vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal and log in again.

    1. In the Plug-in Configuration section, specify the URL to the Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager website and click Save.

    Note

    When you save the plug-in configuration, it is applied to all vCD organizations. For that, a separate operation is performed for each organization. If you have operation limits that are set through the vCloud Director API, the operations may fail with HTTP status 400.

    In this case, use the vCloud Director API to set the QueuedOperationsPerOrg and QueuedOperationsPerUser elements to zero until you save the plug-in configuration. For more information, see the OperationLimitsSettingsType section of VMware vCloud Director API documentation.

    1. On the Enterprise Manager server in IIS Manager, recycle the VeeamBackup application pool.

    For more information, see the Recycling Settings for an Application Pool <recycling> section of Microsoft Docs.

    Updating Plug-in Configuration

    You can modify the scope of vCD organizations after you configure the plug-in. It may be useful, for example, if you create a new vCD organization and you want members of this organization to use the plug-in. To include or exclude vCD organizations, update the plug-in configuration.

    To update the plug-in configuration:

    1. Log in to vCloud Director Service Provider Admin Portal under a vCD system administrator account.
    2. Modify the scope of vCD organizations.

    For more information, see the Publish or Unpublish a Plug-in from an Organization section of VMware vCloud Director documentation.

    1. From the More menu, select Data Protection with Veeam.
    2. In the Plug-in Configuration section, click Save to apply the changes to all vCD organizations.