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Veeam Availability Console 2.0
Administrator Guide for Service Providers

Step 2. Install Veeam Backup Agents

Install Veeam backup agents on client computers. You can use one of the following installation methods.

Deploying Veeam Backup Agents Automatically

You can configure Veeam Availability Console to deploy Veeam backup agents on client computers automatically. In this case, Veeam Availability Console management agents on client computers will automatically download the Veeam backup agent setup file from the Veeam Installation Server over the Internet, install Veeam backup agents and assign a backup policy.

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. Make sure that the Accept New Connections toggle is set to On.

If Veeam Availability Console is configured to accept new connections, new Veeam Availability Console management agents will be automatically registered with Veeam Availability Console.

  1. Set the Auto Deployment toggle to On.

If auto deployment is enabled, immediately after registration, Veeam Availability Console management agents will attempt to download the Veeam backup agent setup file from the Veeam Installation Server over the Internet, install Veeam backup agents and assign a backup policy that is specified in auto deployment settings.

  1. In the Backup Policy to apply list, choose a backup policy that must be applied as part of the installation process.

The chosen backup policy will be used to configure backup job settings after installing Veeam backup agents. You can select No policy if you do not want to configure backup job settings as part of installation.

To configure a new backup policy, click Create New and configure a new backup policy. For more details, see Configuring Backup Policies.

  1. If necessary, enable read-only access mode for 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.

For more details on auto deployment settings, see Configuring Auto Deployment Settings.

Step 2. Install Veeam Backup Agents Note:

To ensure that Veeam backup agents can be installed on client computers, make sure that:

  • Client computers are powered on.
  • Client computers on which you plan to install Veeam backup agents have access to the Internet.
  • Client computers are configured to allow installation: the File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In) firewall rule must allow inbound traffic.

Initiating Installation in Veeam Availability Console

You can initiate installation of Veeam backup agents in Veeam Availability Console. After you initiate installation, Veeam Availability Console management agents on client computers will download the Veeam backup agent setup file from the Veeam Installation Server over the Internet, install Veeam backup agents and assign a backup policy.

Step 2. Install Veeam Backup Agents Note:

To ensure that Veeam backup agents can be installed on client computers, make sure that:

  • Client computers are powered on.
  • Client computers on which you plan to install Veeam backup agents have access to the Internet.
  • Client computers are configured to allow installation: the File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In) firewall rule must allow inbound traffic.

If for some reason, you cannot download the Veeam backup agent setup file from the Veeam Installation Server, you can obtain the supported version of the setup file, and place it by the C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Veeam Availability Console\AgentPackage\VeeamAgentWindows.exe path on a client computer. When you initiate installation in Veeam Availability Console, this setup file will be used to install Veeam backup agent on a client computer. To automate upload of setup files, you can use 3rd party tools, like GPO. To learn how to upload the Veeam backup agent setup file using GPO, see How to Upload Veeam Backup Agent Setup File to Client Computers with GPO.

To initiate Veeam backup agent installation:

  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. Select check boxes next to the necessary computers.
  4. Click Install Backup Agent.

The Install Backup Agent window will be displayed.

  1. In the Backup policy to apply list, choose a backup policy that must be applied as part of the installation process.

The chosen backup policy will be used to configure backup job settings after installing Veeam backup agents. You can select No policy if you do not want to configure backup job settings as part of installation.

To configure a new backup policy, click Create New and configure a new backup policy. For more details, see Configuring Backup Policies.

  1. By default, the read-only access mode is enabled for all Veeam backup agents. To disable the read-only access mode for Veeam backup agents, set the Enable read only UI access for the backup agent toggle to Off.

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

  1. Click Apply.
  2. Wait for the installation process to complete.

The installation process may take up to several minutes.

Initiate Installation Procedure

Installing Veeam Backup Agents Outside Veeam Availability Console

You can install Veeam backup agents outside Veeam Availability Console:

  1. Install Veeam backup agents on client computers.

You can use the installation wizard or install the software in the unattended mode.

For more details, see Installing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Installing Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows in the Unattended Mode.

  1. Activate Veeam backup agents in Veeam Availability Console.

For details, see Activating Veeam Backup Agents.

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