How to Add ESXi Host to VBR

In this page you will learn how to add a standalone ESXi host to Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure with PowerShell.

How to Add ESXi Host to VBR Note:

If an ESXi host is managed by a VMware vCenter Server, it is recommended that you add the VMware vCenter Server, not a standalone ESXi host. To learn more on how to add the VMware vCenter Server, see How to Add VMware vCenter Server to VBR.

To add VMware ESXi host with PowerShell, perform the following steps:

  1. Run Add-VBRESXi.
  2. Specify a name of ESXi host which you want to add to Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. This name can be a full DNS name or IP address of ESXi host.
  3. Specify the user name and password for authenticating with ESXi host.
  4. Optionally specify the port for the connection to ESXi host (the default port is 443). Add the description of ESXi host if needed.

Add-VBRESXi -Name -User "Administrator" -Password "Password" -Port 461 -Description “ESXi Backup Server”