Connecting Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Servers

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    To allow Veeam Service Provider Console to communicate with a hosted Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server, you must configure a connection to this server.

    When you connect a Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server, Veeam Service Provider Console deploys its management agent on the server.The management agent is responsible for transmitting commands from Veeam Service Provider Console to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server, performing management operations, collecting data from Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and communicating it back to Veeam Service Provider Console.

    Connecting Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Servers

    To configure a connection to the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server:

    1. Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.

    For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.

    1. At the top right corner of the Veeam Service Provider Console window, click Configuration.
    2. In the configuration menu on the left, click Plugin Library.
    3. Click the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 plugin tile.
    4. In the menu on the left, click Servers.
    5. At the top of the server list, click New.

    Veeam Service Provider Console will launch the New 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 Backup for Microsoft 365 server.
    2. In the Description field, type server description or comments.

    Specify Server Address

    1. At the Connection Account step of the wizard, specify credentials of a user account with local Administrator privileges on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server.

    This account will be used to install a Veeam Service Provider Console management agent on the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 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 Summary step of the wizard, review connection settings and click Finish.

    Review Connection Settings

    1. Repeat steps 6–9 for all Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 servers that you want to add.

    If the connected Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 server does not have Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 REST API installed and activated, after connecting the server, you must activate it to allow Veeam Service Provider Console to communicate with the server. For details, see Activating Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 Servers.