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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Step 3. Specify Credentials

At the Credentials step of the wizard, specify credentials for a user account with administrator privileges on the management group.

  1. From the Credentials list, select credentials to connect to the management group. If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right of the Credentials field to add the credentials. For more information, see Managing Credentials.

Step 3. Specify Credentials Note:

User name and password values are case-sensitive.

  1. When you add a storage system, Veeam Backup & Replication saves a fingerprint of the SSH key of the management server to the configuration database. During every subsequent connection to the server, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the saved fingerprint to verify the server identity and avoid man-in-the-middle attacks.

To let you identify the server, Veeam Backup & Replication displays the SSH key fingerprint.

  • If you trust the server and want to connect to it, click Yes.
  • If you do not trust the server, click No. Veeam Backup & Replication will display an error message, and you will not be able to connect to the server.

If you update the SSH key on the server, you must acknowledge the new key in the server connection settings. To do this, in the Storage Infrastructure view right-click the storage system, select Edit storage, pass through the Edit Server wizard and click Trust to acknowledge the new key.

Step 3. Specify Credentials 

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