Before You Begin
Before you add a Microsoft Azure Compute account to Veeam Backup & Replication, check the following prerequisites:
- If you plan to use a new Azure Active Directory (AD) application to access Microsoft Azure (at the Account Type step), make sure that you already have a user account in Microsoft Azure AD. This account must have privileges listed in the Permissions section.
- If you plan to use an existing Azure AD application to access Microsoft Azure (at the Account Type step), consider the following:
- Make sure that you already have an AD application. For more information on how to create it, see Microsoft Docs. Note that you do not need to configure redirect URI.
- The AD application must have privileges listed in the Permissions section.
- Only subscriptions that belong to the selected tenant will be added.
- [If you plan to restore Linux workloads using helper appliances] Veeam Backup & Replication uses its built-in credentials record to work with all helper appliances. For security reasons, we recommended that you change a password for this account before you set up the helper appliances. Changing credentials is required only once. For more information, see Changing Credentials for Helper Appliances.
- On the backup server, you must set the correct time according to the timezone where the backup server is located. Otherwise, you may not be able to add a Microsoft Azure user account to Veeam Backup & Replication.
- When the internet access is possible only through HTTP/HTTPS proxy, you must configure the proxy settings for the Local System account or account under which the Veeam Backup Service is running. For more information, see this Microsoft article.