Veeam Backup Agent Management

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

    Veeam Service Provider Console

    For Veeam Service Provider 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 each Veeam backup agent has 1 job scheduled to perform backup once a day.

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Veeam Service Provider 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 Service Provider 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 Size1
    (approximate values)

    12.5 MB per day/

    1.5 GB in a year3

    50 MB per day/

    6 GB in a year3

    100 MB per day/

    12 GB in a year3

    250 MB per day/

    30 GB in a year3

    500 MB per day/

    60 GB in a year3

    750 MB per day/

    90 GB in a year3

    Minimal Reservation for Temp DB

    -

    -

    2 GB

    7 GB

    12 GB2

    15 GB2

    1. Under the condition that each Veeam backup agent has 1 job scheduled to perform backup once a day.
    2. It is recommended to store Temp DB data on SSD.
    3. With default retention settings (3 months).