Add-VBRvCenter

Short Description

Adds vCenter Servers to the backup infrastructure.

Product Edition: Standard, Enterprise, Enterprise Plus, Veeam Universal License

Syntax

This cmdlet provides parameter sets that allow you to:

  • Add vCenter Servers using the account user name and password.

Add-VBRvCenter [-Name] <string> [-User] <string> [-Password] <string> [-Port <int>] [-Description <string>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]  [<CommonParameters>]

  • Add vCenter Servers using credentials managed by Veeam Backup & Replication.

Add-VBRvCenter [-Name] <string> -Credentials <CCredentials> [-Port <int>] [-Description <string>] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]  [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

This cmdlet allows you to add a vCenter Server to the backup infrastructure.

Parameters

Parameter

Description

Type

Required

Position

Accept Pipeline Input

Name

Specifies the full DNS name or IP address of the vCenter Server.

String

True

1

False

User

Specifies the user name that you want to use for authenticating with the vCenter Server.

Note: The user name must be in the DOMAIN\username format.

String

True

2

False

Password

Specifies the password you want to use for authenticating with the vCenter Server.

String

True

3

False

Credentials

Specifies the credentials you want to use for authenticating with the vCenter Server.

Accepts the CCredentials object. To get this object, run the Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet.

True

Named

False

Port

Specifies the Web service port for connection to the vCenter Server.

Default: 443

Int

False

Named

False

Description

Specifies the description of the vCenter Server.

String

False

Named

False

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports Microsoft PowerShell common parameters. For more information on common parameters, see the About CommonParameters section of Microsoft Docs.

Output Object

None.

Examples

Add-VBRvCenterExample 1. Adding vCenter to Backup Infrastructure Using Account User Name and Password

This command adds the vc25.domain.local vCenter Server. The user name is Domain\Administrator and the password is qwerty.

Add-VBRvCenter -Name "vc25.domain.local" -User "Domain\Administrator" -Password "qwerty" -Description "vcdev25 vCenter Server"

Add-VBRvCenterExample 2. Adding vCenter to Backup Infrastructure Using Credentials credentials Managed by Veeam Backup & Replication

This example shows how to add the vc25.domain.local vCenter Server.

$vc_administrator = Get-VBRCredentials

Add-VBRvCenter -Name "vc25.domain.local" -Description "vcdev25 vCenter Server" -Credentials $vc_administrator

Perform the following steps:

  1. Run the Get-VBRCredentials cmdlet. Save the result to the $vc_administrator variable.
  2. Run the Add-VBRvCenter cmdlet. Specify the following settings:
  • Specify the Name parameter value.
  • Specify the Description parameter value.
  • Set the $vc_administrator variable as the Credentials parameter value.

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