To manage Veeam backup agents in Veeam Availability Console, you must deploy two software components on computers you plan to protect:
- Veeam backup agent
This software component is responsible for all types of data protection and restore operations on a managed computer.
- Veeam Availability Console management agent
This software component acts as a broker between Veeam backup agent and Veeam Availability Console. The management agent is responsible for transmitting commands from Veeam Availability Console to Veeam backup agent, performing management, software installation and configuration operations on a managed computer, collecting data from Veeam backup agent and communicating it back to Veeam Availability Console.
You can use one of the following methods to deploy Veeam backup agent and Veeam Availability Console management agent on computers in managed infrastructures:
- Install Veeam backup agents with discovery rules (recommended)
- Install Veeam backup agents with 3rd party automation tools