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User Guide for VMware vSphere

Step 3. Specify Credentials

At the Credentials step of the wizard, specify credentials and port settings for the VMware vSphere server.

  1. From the Credentials list, select credentials for the account that has administrator privileges on the VMware vSphere server.

If you have not set up credentials beforehand, click the Manage accounts link or click Add on the right to add the credentials. For more information, see Managing Credentials.

  1. By default, Veeam Backup & Replication uses port 443 to communicate with VMware vCenter Servers and ESX(i) hosts. If a connection with the VMware vCenter Sever or ESX(i) host over this port cannot be established, you can customize the port number in VMware vCenter Server/ESX(i) host settings and specify the new port number in the Port field.

Step 3. Specify Credentials 

  1. When you add a vCenter Server or ESX(i) host, Veeam Backup & Replication saves to the configuration database a thumbprint of the TLS certificate installed on the vCenter Server or ESX(i) host. During every subsequent connection to the server, Veeam Backup & Replication uses the saved thumbprint to verify the server identity and avoid the man-in-the-middle attack.

If the certificate installed on the server is not trusted, Veeam Backup & Replication displays a warning.

  • If you trust the server, click Connect.
  • If you do not trust the server, click Cancel. Veeam Backup & Replication will display an error message, and you will not be able to connect to the server.

Step 3. Specify Credentials Note:

If you update the certificate on the server, you must acknowledge the new certificate in the server connection settings. To do this, in the Backup Infrastructure view open the server settings, pass through the Edit Server wizard and click Trust to acknowledge the key.

Step 3. Specify Credentials 

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