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Veeam Availability Orchestrator 1.0
Deployment Guide

System Requirements

Before you start installing the product, make sure the machine where VAO will be deployed meets hardware and software requirements.

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

DR VAO server:

CPU: modern x64 processor, 2GHz x8 minimum (10 cores recommended).

Memory: 8GB RAM minimum (10GB RAM recommended).

Note: The provided requirements apply to 50 Veeam Backup & Replication servers connected to the DR VAO server, with 100 VMs per server, with jobs scheduled to run daily. For each 10 Veeam Backup & Replication servers connected additionally, you must add 1 CPU core.

Production VAO server:

CPU: modern x64 processor, 2GHz x4 minimum (6 cores recommended).

Memory: minimum 8GB RAM recommended.

Microsoft SQL Server to store VAO data:

CPU: modern x64 processor, 2GHz x4 minimum (6 cores recommended).

Memory: 8GB RAM minimum (16GB RAM recommended).

OS

Only 64-bit versions of the following operating systems are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: You cannot install VAO on a machine running Microsoft Windows Server Core.

User Management

Windows domain-joined machine

SQL Server

Local or remote installations of the following versions of Microsoft SQL Server are supported:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP3 Express Edition is included in the setup)

Note: It is not recommended to use the Express Edition in multisite VAO deployments. For more information on VAO deployment scenarios, see Architecture Overview.

Additional Software

All components will be installed during setup.

For inline Report Template editing, Microsoft Word component of SP2 for Microsoft Office 2010 or later is required.

Veeam Software

If a standalone Veeam Backup & Replication server is used for replication task management, it must be version 9.5 Update 3 or later.

Virtualization Platform

VMware vSphere 5.x, 6.x

 

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