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Step 4. Specify Credentials for Underlying vCenter Servers

At the vCenter Servers step of the wizard, specify credentials for every VMware vCenter Server added to VMware vCloud Director. If the VMware vCenter Server is already added to the backup infrastructure, you do not need to specify credentials for it once again. Veeam Backup Free Edition will automatically detect the credentials you provided when adding this vCenter Server and use them.

  1. From the vCenter servers list, select a VMware vCenter Server.
  2. Click Account on the right and select credentials to connect to the VMware vCenter Server. By default, Veeam Backup Free Edition uses the same credentials that you have specified for VMware vCloud Director at the previous step of the wizard.

If you have not set up the credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link at the bottom of the list or click Add on the right to add the credentials. For more information, see Managing Credentials.

  1. Veeam Backup Free Edition automatically detects a port used to communicate with the VMware vCenter Server. If necessary, you can change the connection port for the VMware vCenter Server. Click vCenter on the right and adjust the port number.
  2. When you add a VMware vCenter Server, Veeam Backup Free Edition saves a thumbprint of the TLS certificate installed on the VMware vCenter Server to the configuration database. During every subsequent connection to the server, Veeam Backup Free Edition uses the saved thumbprint to verify the server identity and avoid the man-in-the-middle attack.

If the certificate installed on the server is not trusted, Veeam Backup Free Edition displays a warning.

  • If you trust the server, click Connect.
  • If you do not trust the server, click Cancel. Veeam Backup Free Edition will display an error message, and you will not be able to connect to the server.
  1. Repeat steps 1-3 for all VMware vCenter Servers added to vCloud Director.

Step 4. Specify Credentials for Underlying vCenter Servers Note:

After you update the certificate on the server, you must acknowledge the new certificate in the server connection settings. To do this, in the Backup Infrastructure view open the server settings, pass through the Edit Server wizard and click Trust to acknowledge the key.

Step 4. Specify Credentials for Underlying vCenter Servers 

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