Step 1. Create Resource Pool for Collectors

During the OpsMgr installation process, three default resource pools are created: All Management Servers Resource Pool, Notifications Resource Pool and AD Assignment Resource Pool. All Management Servers in your infrastructure automatically become members of these resource pools.

To use the Veeam VMware Collector Auto-Deployment feature, you can do either of the following:

  • Create a new resource pool and add to this pool Management Servers that will host Collectors.

For more information on creating and managing resource pools in OpsMgr, see Microsoft Docs.

  • Use the default All Management Servers Resource Pool to install Collectors on all Management Servers.

It is not recommended to use the default resource pool. In this case, further configuration and uninstall procedures will require some additional manual steps that cannot be performed automatically. For details, see Uninstalling Solution.

You will choose the resource pool during setup. Veeam VMware Collector components will be installed automatically on all Management Servers in this resource pool.


  1. Management Servers in the chosen resource pool must meet the prerequisite conditions described in the System Requirements section.
  2. You must choose the Management Server resource pool carefully. As soon as Collectors are installed, the resource pool cannot be changed easily. Such configuration changes will require re-installation of the VE Service.