Step 3.2 Configure Discovery Rule

To identify computers in the client infrastructure, and then install and configure Veeam backup agents on these computers, you must configure a discovery rule. In this scenario, you will configure a rule that will perform discovery and installation procedures for computers within an AD domain.

To follow this evaluation scenario, it is recommended that you create a separate AD organizational unit within a domain in the client infrastructure. Add to this organizational unit Microsoft Windows computers on which you can install Veeam backup agents as part of the evaluation. Make sure that Microsoft Windows computers are powered on.

To configure a discovery rule and run discovery:

  1. In the menu on the left, click Discovery.
  2. Open the Discovered Computers tab and navigate to Rules.
  3. From the New drop-down list, select Windows.

The New Windows Discovery Rule wizard will open.

  1. At the Rule Name step of the wizard, specify a discovery rule name.
  2. At the Companies step of the wizard, choose the company that you created at the Register Account for Managed Company step.

Click the Default location link. In the Locations window, make sure that the Master Agent column displays the name of the client computer on which you installed the master agent.

Choose Company

  1. At the Discovery Method step of the wizard, choose Microsoft Active Directory discovery.

Choose Discovery Method

  1. At the Active Directory Discovery step of the wizard, choose Select from organization units.

Specify AD Query

  1. At the Access Account step of the wizard, make sure that the Use credentials specified in the master management agent configuration check box is selected.

With this option enabled, the master agent will use a discovery account specified in its configuration settings to connect to client computers.

Specify Credentials

  1. At the Organizational Units step of the wizard, click the Select location link. In the Locations window, click the Select unit link and select an organizational unit that includes client computers on which you want to install Veeam backup agents.

Choose Organizational Units

  1. At the Backup Agent Deployment step of the wizard, select Discover remote computer without installing backup agent (install backup agent later).

Install Backup Agents

  1. At the Summary step of the wizard, select Launch the discovery rule when I click Finish.

Discovery of client computers, installation of Veeam backup agents and configuration of backup job settings will start as soon as you exit the wizard.

Launch Discovery