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Veeam Availability Console 2.0
Administrator Guide for Enterprises

Configuring Auto Deployment Settings

If you install Veeam backup agents outside Veeam Availability Console (manually or using 3rd party automation tools), you may need to configure auto deployment settings. Auto deployment settings define whether Veeam Availability Console must automatically register new management agents, and whether registered management agents must automatically install Veeam backup agent on hosting computers.

Configuring Auto Deployment Settings

To configure auto deployment settings:

  1. Log in to Veeam Availability Console as a Portal Administrator.

For more details, see Accessing Veeam Availability Console.

  1. In the menu on the left, under Clients click Discovery.
  2. Open the Discovered Computers tab.
  3. Click Change Settings to open the Auto Deployment Settings window.
  4. Use the Accept New Connections toggle to specify whether Veeam Availability Console must accept connections from new Veeam Availability Console management agents.
  • Set the toggle to On if Veeam Availability Console must accept connections from new management agents.

In this case, when a new management agent connects to Veeam Availability Console, Veeam Availability Console will automatically register this agent.

  • Set the toggle to Off if Veeam Availability Console must not accept connections from new management agents.

In this case, when a new management agent connects to Veeam Availability Console, Veeam Availability Console will display this agent in the list of discovered computers but will not register it. To register the agent, you must manually accept the agent connection. For details, see Accepting and Rejecting Agent Connections.

  1. Use the Auto Deployment toggle to specify whether management agents must automatically install Veeam backup agent after registration with Veeam Availability Console.
  • Set the toggle to On if after registration (either automatic or manual) management agents must download from the Veeam Installation Server the Veeam backup agent setup file, install Veeam backup agent and assign the backup policy specified in the auto deployment settings.
  • Set the toggle to Off if after registration management agents must not automatically install Veeam backup agent.
  1. In the Backup policy to apply list, select a backup policy that must be assigned to configure Veeam backup agent job settings after automatic software deployment.

If you do not want to configure backup job settings after installation, choose No policy from the list.

To create a new backup policy, click the Create New link. For more details on backup policies, see Configuring Backup Policies.

  1. Use the Read only access toggle to enable read-only access mode for Veeam backup agents.
  • Set the toggle to On if the read-only access mode must be enabled immediately after deploying Veeam backup agents.
  • Set the toggle to Off if the read-only access mode must not be enabled after deploying Veeam backup agents.

For more details on the read-only access mode for Veeam backup agents, see Enabling Read-Only Access Mode.

  1. Click Apply.

Configuring Auto Deployment Settings 

Configuration Example

Consider the following configuration example for auto deployment:

  • Accept New Connections: On
  • Auto-Deployment: On
  • Backup policy to apply: Server: Entire computer. Microsoft Exchange Server. Cloud backup. Daily schedule.
  • Read only access: Off

With this auto deployment configuration, as soon as a new management agent is installed and configured to communicate with Veeam Availability Console, the agent will be registered with Veeam Availability Console, and will attempt to install Veeam backup agent.

If installation is successful, the agent will configure the Veeam backup agent job settings in accordance with the Server: Entire computer. Microsoft Exchange Server. Cloud backup. Daily schedule. backup policy. Read-only access mode will not be enabled.

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