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Veeam Availability Console 3.0
Guide for Service Providers

Installing Security Certificate

Veeam Availability Console requires a security certificate to establish a secure connection between the Veeam Availability Console server and management agents installed on managed Veeam Backup & Replication servers and computers running Veeam backup agents. By default, Veeam Availability Console server component uses the certificate specified in the Veeam Availability Console Setup wizard during installation.

Installing Security Certificate Note:

Consider the following security recommendations:

  • Use third-party validated certificates. If you generate or choose a self-signed certificate, you will need to manually configure a trusted connection between Veeam Availability Console and management agents. For details, see Configuring Management Agents.
  • Use different certificates for Veeam Cloud Connect and Veeam Availability Console server in distributed deployments. Using the same certificate on multiple machines may compromise the private key of the certificate.
  • Use a certificate that covers Veeam Availability Console server and all cloud gateways. You can use a certificate with multiple FQDNs listed in the Subject or Subject Alternative Name field (SAN) or a wildcard certificate. If you use a wildcard certificate (like *, cloud gateways having DNS names that do not include will not be trusted, and management agents will not use these cloud gateways for communication with Veeam Availability Console server.

To install a new certificate:

  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, click Security Certificate.
  3. At the top of the server list, click Install.
  4. In the Manage Certificate window, select one of the following options:
  • Select certificate from the Certificate Store

With this option selected, you can choose a certificate from the Certificate Store of Veeam Availability Console server. At the Pick Certificate step, select a certificate that you want to install and click Next.

Select Certificate from Certificate Store

  • Generate new certificate (not recommended)

With this option selected, you can generate a new self-signed certificate. At the Generate Certificate step, select a certificate that you want to install and click Next.

Generate New Self-Signed Certificate

  1. Review the certificate settings and click Finish.
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