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Veeam Availability Console 2.0
Administrator Guide for Enterprises

Connecting Veeam Cloud Connect Server

To allow Veeam Availability Console communicate with the Veeam Cloud Connect server, you must configure a connection to this Veeam Cloud Connect server. When you connect the Veeam Cloud Connect server, Veeam Availability Console:

  • Deploys its management agent on the Veeam Cloud Connect server
  • Exports a security certificate from the Veeam Cloud Connect server, and install it on the machine that runs Veeam Availability Console

To configure a connection to the Veeam Cloud Connect server:

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

For details, see Accessing Veeam Availability Console.

  1. At the top right corner of the Veeam Availability Console window, click Configuration.
  2. In the configuration menu on the left, under Configuration click Cloud Connect Server.
  3. At the top of the server list, click New.

Veeam Availability Console will launch the New Cloud Connect Server wizard.

  1. At the Name step of the wizard, specify the following settings:
  1. In the DNS name or IP address of the server field, type FQDN or IP address of the Veeam Cloud Connect server.
  2. In the Description field, type server description or comments.

Specify Cloud Server Address

  1. At the Connection Account step of the wizard, specify credentials of a user account with local Administrator privileges on the Veeam Cloud Connect server.

This account will be used to install a Veeam Availability Console management agent on the Veeam Cloud Connect server.

The user name must be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format for domain accounts, or HOST\USERNAME format for local accounts.

Specify Connection Account Credentials

  1. At the Service Account step of the wizard, specify credentials of a user account with Veeam Backup Administrator privileges in Veeam Backup & Replication on the Veeam Cloud Connect server.

This account will be used to run a management agent on the Veeam Cloud Connect server. For details on Veeam Backup & Replication users, roles and privileges, see Roles and Users.

The user name must be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format for domain accounts, or HOST\USERNAME format for local accounts.

Specify Service Account Credentials

  1. At the Summary step of the wizard, review connection settings and click Save.

Review Connection Settings

Connecting Veeam Cloud Connect Server Important!

After you configure a connection to the Veeam Cloud Connect server, Veeam Availability Console may fail to import a security certificate from the Veeam Cloud Connect server. In this case, you will receive an error: Failed to import security certificate from Veeam Cloud Connect server. Install the security certificate manually to complete the configuration. To eliminate it, complete steps described in section How to Install Security Certificate.

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