Installing Veeam Backup Agents

To manage Veeam backup agents in Veeam Service Provider Console, you must deploy two software components on managed computers:

  • Veeam Service Provider Console management agent

This software component acts as a broker between Veeam backup agent and Veeam Service Provider Console. The management agent is responsible for transmitting commands from Veeam Service Provider 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 Service Provider Console. For details on management agents, see Managing Veeam Service Provider Console Agents.

  • Veeam backup agent

This software component is responsible for all types of data protection and restore operations on a managed computer.

You can use one of the following methods to deploy Veeam backup agent on computers in managed infrastructures:

  • Install Veeam backup agents with discovery rules. You can configure discovery rules to automatically install Veeam Service Provider Console management agents and Veeam backup agents on discovered computers. We recommend this method for deployment of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux software.
  • Install Veeam backup agents manually. You can use this method to install Veeam Agent for Mac software.