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Veeam Availability Console 3.0
Deployment Guide

Veeam Backup Agent Management

To manage large environments with more than 250 Veeam backup agents, use the following sizing recommendations.

Veeam Availability Console

For Veeam Availability Console, use a server that meets the following requirements:

Managed Computers

< 250

< 1 000

1 000 - 2 000

2 000 - 5 000

5 000 - 10 000

10 000 - 15 000

CPU

2 vCPUs

4 vCPUs

4 vCPUs

6 vCPUs

8 vCPUs

8 vCPUs

Memory

4 GB

4 - 6 GB

8 GB

10 GB

12 GB

16 GB

Minimum bandwidth*

1 Mbit/sec

1 Mbit/sec

2 Mbit/sec

4 Mbit/sec

9 Mbit/sec

14 Mbit/sec

* Under the condition that Veeam backup agents have 2 jobs scheduled to perform backup once a day.

Microsoft SQL Server

Veeam Availability Console ships with the Microsoft SQL Server Express edition. The Express edition is recommended for POC, trial and small-scale environments on a temporary basis. For production deployments, use Microsoft SQL Server Standard and higher.

Microsoft SQL Server that hosts the Veeam Availability Console database must meet the following requirements:

Managed Computers

< 250

< 1 000

1 000 - 2 000

2 000 - 5 000

5 000 - 10 000

10 000 - 15 000

Microsoft SQL Server Edition

SQL Server Express

SQL Server Standard

SQL Server Enterprise

SQL Server Standard

SQL Server Enterprise

SQL Server Standard

SQL Server Enterprise

SQL Server Standard

SQL Server Enterprise

SQL Server Standard

SQL Server Enterprise

CPU

1 vCPUs

4 vCPUs

4 vCPUs

6 vCPUs

8 vCPUs

10 vCPUs

Memory

2 GB

4 GB

6 GB

8 GB

14 GB

16 GB

Database Size*
(approximate values)

8 MB per day/

3 GB in a year

32 MB per day/

12 GB in a year

65 MB per day/

22 GB in a year

161 MB per day/

56 GB in a year

330 MB per day/

120 GB in a year

640 MB per day/

235 GB in a year

Minimal Reservation for Temp DB

-

-

2 GB

8 GB

12 GB**

16 GB**

* Under the condition that Veeam backup agents have 2 jobs scheduled to perform backup once a day, and Veeam backup agents job history data retention is set to 1 year. After 1 year, the database growth is minimal.

** It is recommended to store Temp DB data on SSD.

 

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