Accessing Veeam Backup & Replication Server PowerShell Console

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    To fix Veeam Backup & Replication server issues directly on Veeam Service Provider Console portal, you can use remote PowerShell console. It allows users to perform the same scope of operations as local console including the Veeam PowerShell commands.

    For details on the Veeam Backup PowerShell module, see Veeam PowerShell Reference.

    Required Privileges

    To perform this task, a user must have one of the following roles assigned: Company Owner, Company Administrator, Location Administrator.

    Accessing Veeam Backup & Replication server PowerShell Console

    To launch remote PowerShell console:

    1. Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.

    For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.

    1. In the menu on the left, click Managed Computers.
    2. Open the Backup Servers tab.
    3. Select a Veeam Backup & Replication server in the list.
    4. At the top of the list, click PowerShell Session.

    The new web browser tab will open.

    1. In the Login Window, specify credentials of a Veeam Backup & Replication server user and click Login.

    Note:

    Note the following:

    • WebSocket Protocol must be enabled on the machine on which Veeam Service Provider Console Web UI component is installed. On the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines WebSocket Protocol cannot be enabled.
    • If there are no operations running in the remote console for 15 minutes, the session is canceled and you will be required to authenticate again.
    • If another user authenticates to the same Veeam Backup & Replication server using remote PowerShell console, your session will be canceled.
    • If the version of Veeam Backup & Replication installed on a server is earlier than 11, Veeam cmdlets are inaccessible. To access them, type Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapin in the console. The Get-VBRCommand and Get-VBRToolkitDocumentation cmdlets will remain unavailable.

    You can also remotely access PowerShell console of a Veeam Backup & Replication server that runs a specific virtual machine job. To do that:

    1. Log in to Veeam Service Provider Console.

    For details, see Accessing Veeam Service Provider Console.

    1. In the menu on the left, click Backup Jobs.
    2. Open the Virtual Machines tab.
    3. Select a job in the list.
    4. At the top of the list, click PowerShell.

    The new web browser tab will open.

    1. In the Login Window, specify credentials of a Veeam Backup & Replication server user and click Login.