Specifying Computers

The Computers step of the wizard is available if you have chosen the Individual computers option at the Type step of the wizard.

At this step of the wizard, specify computers that you want to add to the protection group.

To add a computer to a protection group:

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the Add Computer window, in the Host name or IP address field, enter a full DNS name, NetBIOS name or IP address of the computer that you want to add to the protection group.
  3. Select a method to connect to the computer:
  • Connect using admin credentials. In this case, from the Credentials list, select a user account that has administrative permissions on the computer that you want to add to the protection group. Veeam Backup & Replication will use this account to connect to the protected computer and perform the necessary operations on the computer: upload and install Veeam Agent, and so on.

If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right to add credentials.

Veeam Backup & Replication allows to add the following types of credentials:

  • Stored credentials. Select stored credentials if you want Veeam Backup & Replication to use the specified user name and password for each connection to Veeam Agent.
  • [For Linux computers] Single-use credentials. Select single-use credentials if you do not want Veeam Backup & Replication to store credentials in the configuration database. With this option selected, Veeam Backup & Replication will use the specified user name and password only for the first connection to Veeam Agent. After that, Veeam Backup & Replication will use Veeam Transport Service to communicate with the Veeam Agent computer.

Keep in mind that the username must be specified in the down-level logon name format. For example, DOMAIN\UserName or HOSTNAME\UserName. Use the full domain or hostname name. Do not replace them with a dot.

For more information, see the Credentials Manager section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  • [For Linux computers starting from Veeam Backup & Replication version 12.1] Connect using certificate-based authentication. Select this option, if you chose to pre-install Veeam Deployer Service on the Linux computer you want to add to the protection group. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will communicate with the Linux computer using a certificate. Veeam Backup & Replication will install Transport Service that will be used to perform the necessary operations on the computer: upload and install Veeam Plug-in. To learn more, see Deploying Plug-in Using Pre-Installed Veeam Deployer Service.
  1. Repeat steps 1–3 for every computer that you want to add to the protection group.
  2. To check if Veeam Backup & Replication can communicate with computers added to the protection group, click Test Now. Veeam Backup & Replication will use the specified credentials to connect to all computers in the list.

 

NOTE

If you chose to manually add Linux-based computers to the list of trusted hosts in Veeam Backup & Replication, when you test credentials for an unknown Linux-based computer in the protection group settings, the test operation will complete with the Failed status. This happens because Veeam Backup & Replication cannot connect to the untrusted computer before you add this computer to the list of trusted hosts. To learn more, see Adding Computers to Trusted Hosts List.

Specifying Computers