Step 2.1 Set Up Veeam Cloud Connect Components

The cloud infrastructure used by Veeam Service Provider 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 the machines that will be used as a Veeam Cloud Connect servers. You can install Veeam Backup & Replication from the Veeam Service Provider 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 section Installing Veeam Backup & Replication of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  • If you already have one or more Veeam Cloud Connect servers deployed, you can integrate them with Veeam Service Provider 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 section Logging on to Veeam Backup & Replication of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  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 section Installing License of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

  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 section Managing TLS Certificates of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

  1. Configure a cloud gateway.

A cloud gateway is required to route commands and traffic between management agents on client machines running Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam backup agents, and components of Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure. 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 section Adding Cloud Gateways of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

Note:

At this stage, you can also create tenant accounts in Veeam Cloud Connect. These accounts will become available as companies in Veeam Service Provider Console. However, if you create tenants in Veeam Cloud Connect, you will need to fill out missing company details in Veeam Service Provider Console later. For this reason, we recommend to create companies directly in Veeam Service Provider Console.

Configuring Veeam Cloud Connect Resources

You can use Veeam Cloud Connect to expose cloud repository and cloud host resources. In this case 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 Service Provider 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 section Logging on to Veeam Backup & Replication of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  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 section Backup Infrastructure of the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

  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, we recommend to create additional backup repositories with sufficient disk resources.

For details, see section Configuring Cloud Repositories of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

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

For details, see section Configuring Target WAN Accelerators of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

  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 section Configuring Hardware Plans of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

  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 section Adding Cloud Gateways of the Veeam Cloud Connect Administrator Guide.

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