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    FootnotesExample 1 (Asterisk)

    The following table describes network ports that must be opened to ensure proper communication with the Veeam Backup & Replication console installed remotely.






    Veeam Backup & Replication Console

    Backup server



    Port used by the Veeam Backup & Replication console to connect to the backup server.



    Port used by the Veeam Backup & Replication console to connect to the backup server only when managing the Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure.



    Port used by the Veeam.Backup.UIService process for managing database connections.

    Veeam Backup & Replication Console

    Mount server (if the mount server is not located on the console)


    2500 to 3300*

    Default range of ports used as data transmission channels. For every TCP connection that a job uses, one port from this range is assigned.

    * This range of ports applies to newly added backup infrastructure components. If you upgrade to Veeam Backup & Replication 10.0 from earlier versions of the product, the range of ports from 2500 to 5000 will apply to the already added components.

    FootnotesExample 2 (Numbers)

    Depending on the storage system type, you can perform the following operations:

    Storage Type

    Dell EMC

    HPE 3PAR StoreServ, HPE Primera

    HPE StoreVirtual

    HPE Nimble

    NetApp FAS/AFF,
    FlexArray (V-Series), Fujitsu ETERNUS HX/AX, IBM N series,
    Lenovo DM-Series

    Cisco HyperFlex

    IBM Spectrum Virtualize
    Lenovo V-Series

    Universal Storage API Integrated Systems

    Backup from Storage Snapshots

    Backup from primary storage arrays

    Backup from secondary storage arrays





    Veeam Explorer from Storage Snapshots

    Restore from primary storage arrays

    Restore from secondary storage arrays


    Snapshot Orchestration

    Snapshot-only job for primary storage arrays

    Snapshot-only job for secondary storage arrays





    Backup from Storage Snapshots with Snapshot Retention

    Backup job with snapshot retention on primary storage arrays

    Backup job with snapshot retention on secondary storage arrays





    Other Operations

    Storage rescan


    Snapshot creation and deletion (manual)

    1 Storage snapshot technology:

    • HPE 3PAR StoreServ — snapshot creation on Peer Persistent target
    • HPE Nimble — snapshot replication
    • NetApp FAS and AFF Series, FlexArray (V-Series), Fujitsu ETERNUS HX/AX, IBM N series, and Lenovo DM-Series — snapshot replication with SnapMirror/SnapVault
    • IBM Spectrum Virtualize and Lenovo V-Series — snapshot creation on HyperSwap target

    2 Infrastructure only

    3 Contact vendor to check compatibility and storage system configuration

    FootnotesExample 3 (Notes)

    The machine where VAO will be deployed must meet the necessary hardware and software requirements. Note that the VAO server can function as a Veeam Backup & Replication server (in addition to VAO functions) and must have sufficient resources provided.




    Only 64-bit versions of the following operating systems are supported:

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

    Note: You cannot install VAO on a machine running Microsoft Windows Server Core.

    User Management

    Windows domain-joined machine

    SQL Server

    Local or remote installations of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported:

    • Microsoft SQL Server 2019
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (2016 SP2 Express Edition is included in the setup)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (2012 SP4 Express Edition is included in the setup)

    Note: It is not recommended to use the Express Edition in any production VAO deployments — it should only be used for product evaluation.

    Additional Software

    All components will be installed during setup.

    For inline Report Template editing, Microsoft Word component of SP2 for Microsoft Office 2010 or later is required.

    Veeam Software

    If a standalone Veeam Backup & Replication server is used for backup and replication task management, it must be version 9.5 Update 4 or later. However, it is recommended that you install version 10 cumulative patch 2 as it includes a number of important fixes related to the VAO functionality.

    Note: If you connect a standalone Veeam Backup & Replication server to the VAO server, it must be joined to either the same domain or a trusted domain.

    Virtualization Platform

    VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0

    Note: The VAO server must be connected to VMware vCenter Servers. Direct connections to vSphere hosts are not supported.

    Storage System

    NetApp ONTAP 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7