VMware Cloud Director Support

Veeam Backup & Replication provides support for VMware Cloud Director. Veeam Backup & Replication uses VMware Cloud Director API to back up vApps and VMs and restore them directly to the VMware Cloud Director hierarchy.

The main entity with which Veeam Backup & Replication works during backup is a vApp. A vApp is a virtual system that contains one or more individual VMs along with parameters that define operational details — vApp metadata. When Veeam Backup & Replication performs backup of VMs, it captures not only data of VMs being a part of vApps, but also vApp metadata. As a result, you can restore VMware Cloud Director objects back to the VMware Cloud Director hierarchy and do not need to perform any additional actions on import and VM configuration.

VMware Cloud Director Support 


For VMware Cloud Director objects, we recommend that you use features dedicated to Cloud Director objects, not to regular VMware vSphere VMs. For example, Cloud Director Backup Jobs.

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