Activate Agent

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    You can activate Veeam backup agent on a computer with the specified ID. If a computer has no Veeam backup agent installed, the request will initiate agent deployment first.


    To deploy and activate backup agent on a discovered computer, send the POST HTTPS request to the URL of the /computers/{ID}/action resource.

    HTTPS Request

    POST https://<hostname>:1281/v2/computers/{ID}/action

    Request Headers

    The request header must contain the authorization token.

    Request Body

    In the request body, the client must send the activate action property with the null value:

    {"activate": null}


    The server returns the following response to the client.

    Response Code

    A successfully completed operation returns response code 200 OK.

    Response Headers

    The response to this request contains the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers.




    The length of the response body.


    The media type and syntax of the request body message: application/json; charset=utf-8

    Response Body

    In the response body, Veeam Service Provider Console returns a status and a message for an action.

    Example Activate Agent

    The following request activates agent on a discovered computer with ID 4d831142-aa0c-d333-a825-999cdda6014c.


    POST https://localhost:1281/v2/computers/4d831142-aa0c-d333-a825-999cdda6014c/action


    Request Header:

    Content-Type: application/json

    Authorization: Bearer <Access-Token>


    Request Body:

    {"activate": null}


    Response Code:

    200 Success


    Response Body:

    "Management agent deployment. Task ID: 6a30a735-2152-42cd-a07e-ba4c124a7658"