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Veeam Availability Console 2.0
Deployment Guide

Step 2.1 Set Up Veeam Cloud Connect Components

The cloud infrastructure used by Veeam Availability Console includes the Veeam Cloud Connect server and cloud gateways.

To set up the Veeam Cloud Connect server and configure cloud gateways:

  1. Install Veeam Backup & Replication.
  • You must install Veeam Backup & Replication on a machine that will be used as a Veeam Cloud Connect server. You can install Veeam Backup & Replication from the Veeam Availability Console installation ISO image. The setup splash page includes options for installing Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager and Veeam Backup & Replication Console.

For details on the installation procedure, see Installing Veeam Backup & Replication.

  • If you already have a Veeam Cloud Connect server deployed, you can integrate it with Veeam Availability Console.

For details on supported versions of Veeam Backup & Replication, see System Requirements.

  1. Log on to the Veeam Backup & Replication console.

For details, see Logging on to Veeam Backup & Replication.

  1. Install a Veeam Cloud Connect license to unlock the cloud functionality on the backup server.

You can install a free or paid Veeam Cloud Connect license.

For details, see Installing Licenses.

  1. Open the Cloud Connect view.
  2. Set up a certificate that will be used to establish a secure connection between the Veeam Cloud Connect server, managed Veeam Backup & Replication servers and computers running Veeam backup agents.

For details, see Managing TLS Certificates.

Step 2.1 Set Up Veeam Cloud Connect Components Note:

It is recommended to set an exportable certificate for Veeam Cloud Connect. This can be a certificate generated by Veeam Cloud Connect, or any other exportable certificate. When you connect Veeam Cloud Connect Server to Veeam Availability Console, an exportable certificate will be automatically installed on machine that runs Veeam Availability Console (or Veeam Availability Console Server if you installed Veeam Availability Console using the distributed deployment scenario).

If you set up a non-exportable certificate at this step, you must manually install this certificate on the machine that hosts Veeam Availability Console.

  1. Configure a cloud gateway.

A cloud gateway is required to collect data from management agents on machines running Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam backup agents, and perform management operations on these machines. You can assign the role of a cloud gateway to the Veeam Cloud Connect server, or deploy cloud gateways on another machine.

If you plan to manage a large number of Veeam Backup & Replication or Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows instances, you can deploy several cloud gateways (one gateway to handle traffic from 50 management agents).

For details, see Adding Cloud Gateways.

Step 2.1 Set Up Veeam Cloud Connect Components Note:

At this stage, you can also create tenant accounts in Veeam Cloud Connect. These accounts will become available as companies (for service providers) or departments (for enterprises) in Veeam Availability Console. However, if you create tenants in Veeam Cloud Connect, you will need to fill out missing company details in Veeam Availability Console later. For this reason, it is recommended to create companies directly in Veeam Availability Console.

Configuring Veeam Cloud Connect Resources

You can use Veeam Cloud Connect to expose cloud repository and cloud host resources. In this case:

  • [For service providers] Companies will be able to store their backups and replicas in the cloud, and you will be able to bill clients for consumed resources in Veeam Availability Console.
  • [For enterprises] Departments will be able to store their backups and replicas in the cloud, and you will be able to generate chargeback reports about consumed resources in Veeam Availability Console.

To expose cloud host and cloud repository resources, you must perform further steps for configuring Veeam Cloud Connect.

  1. Log on to the Veeam Backup & Replication console on the Veeam Cloud Connect server.

For details, see Logging on to Veeam Backup & Replication.

  1. Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
  2. Connect managed servers.

Connect virtual infrastructure management servers that will be used as cloud hosts, servers that will be used as WAN accelerators and cloud gateways, and servers that will be used as backup repositories.

For details, see Backup Infrastructure.

  1. Create backup repositories that will be used to assign cloud storage quotas.

Veeam Backup & Replication comes with a preconfigured default backup repository that is targeted at the Backup folder on the disk with the greatest amount of free space. Resources of this backup repository might not be enough, or the size of the underlying disk might be limited. For this reason, it is recommended to create additional backup repositories with sufficient disk resources.

For details, see Configuring Cloud Repositories.

  1. [Optional] Add target WAN accelerators to reduce traffic transferred between the service provider side and tenant side.

For details, see Configuring Target WAN Accelerators.

  1. Open the Cloud Connect view.
  2. Configure hardware plans.

To expose cloud host resources to tenants, configure one or more hardware plans.

For details, see Configuring Hardware Plans.

  1. Deploy additional cloud gateways on dedicated machines to balance backup traffic from tenant backup servers.

If you plan to expose cloud repository and cloud host resources, you must deploy additional cloud gateways. All gateways you configure will be used to perform the following operations: transfer backup and replica data to and from the cloud, collect data from management agents, and run management operations on managed machines.

For details, see Adding Cloud Gateways.

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