Before You Begin

Before you create a virtual lab, check the following prerequisites:

  • A valid license for Enterprise edition of Veeam Backup & Replication must be installed on the backup server.
  • The ESXi host on which you plan to deploy a virtual lab must have a VMkernel interface. Otherwise the vPower NFS datastore will not be mounted on the ESXi host. For more information, see Veeam vPower NFS Service.
  • If you plan to use the advanced multi-host networking mode for VM replicas verification, you must configure a DVS beforehand. For more information, see Advanced Multi-Host Virtual Labs.


Starting from Veeam Backup & Replication 12, you can verify Microsoft Hyper-V backups and Veeam Agent backups using VMware vSphere virtual lab. To learn about SureBackup limitations for Veeam Agent backups, see Veeam Agent Management Guide.

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