Required Permissions

This section provides information on the account permissions required for the installation and use of Veeam MP for Hyper-V.

OpsMgr Agent Operation

The OpsMgr agent action account must have the Administrator permissions on the Hyper-V host. To be able to monitor Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, you must assign the Veeam Backup Administrator role to this account as well. For more information on how to assign roles in Veeam Backup & Replication, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V, section Roles and Users.

Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service

The account under which the Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service runs must be a member of the Veeam Virtualization Extensions Users local group and have Administrator permissions.

Connection to SCVMM

The account used to run discovery rules on System Center Virtual Machine Manager must have the following permissions to allow the OpsMgr agent on the SCVMM Server to discover and insert SCVMM-specific topology objects into OpsMgr:

  • The account must have, at minimum, Read-only privileges to the VMM SDK.
  • The account must be a Windows account.
  • The account must be a member of the Virtual Machine Manager Servers group on the SCVMM server.

Configure the Run As profile in OpsMgr to use the account.

Note

SCVMM is not a requirement for core monitoring and reporting functionality of Veeam MP for Hyper-V. However, if you add a SCVMM server to Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure, you must connect this SCVMM server with OpsMgr to ensure proper discovery of monitored object relations. When discovered, the SCVMM server will be used as a container in Veeam MP Hyper-V Topology views, and certain additional properties will be collected.

For more information on how to connect SCVMM with OpsMgr, see this Microsoft KB article.

OpsMgr SDK Connection

To assign Veeam licenses to monitored Hyper-V hosts, it is required that there is SDK connection between the Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service and OpsMgr. For this reason, VES must be installed on an OpsMgr Management Server, and the VES service account must have the Operator or Author role assigned in OpsMgr.

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V is an on-demand dashboard which makes a direct connection to a Hyper-V cluster or host, independent of the OpsMgr console.

To enable remote connections to Hyper-V hosts, the account of the logged on console user must be added to the Performance Log Users group on all monitored Hyper-V hosts.

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