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Veeam Availability Orchestrator 1.0
Deployment Guide

Veeam Availability Orchestrator Server Service

Open the command prompt and run the setup file VAO.Server.x64.msi using the following parameters:

msiexec.exe [/L*v "<path_to_log>"] /qn /I "<path_to_msi>" VAO_LICENSE_FILE="<path_to_license_file>" VAA_SERVICEACCOUNT="<VAO_Service_account>" VAA_SERVICEPASSWORD="<VAO_Service_password>" [INSTALLDIR="<path_to_installdir>"] [VAA_PORT="<VAO_Service_port>"] [VAO_SERVER_MANAGEMENT_PORT="VAO_WCF_port"] [VAA_SQL_SERVER="<SQL_Server>"] [VAA_SQL_DATABASE="<DB_name>"] [VAA_VO_SQL_DATABASE="<Veeam_ONE_DB_name>"] [VAA_SQL_AUTHENTICATION="0/1"] [VAA_SQL_USER="<SQL_account>"] [VAA_SQL_PASSWORD="<SQL_password>"] [VAO_SERVER_SYNC_FOLDER_PATH="<path_to_synchronization_folder>"]

The following command-line options are used to run the setup file:

Option

Parameter

Required

Description

/L

*v logfile

No

Creates an installation log file with the verbose output. Specify a full path to the log file as the parameter value. Any setup log file created during the previous installation will be cleared.

Example: /L*v ”C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Setup\Temp\Logs\VAO_Server.txt”

/q

n

Yes

Sets the user interface level to “no”, which means no user interaction is needed during installation.

/I

setup file

Yes

Installs the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Server Service component. Specify a full path to the setup file as the parameter value.

Example: /I “C:\Veeam\VAO.Server.x64.msi”

INSTALLDIR

path

No

Installs the component to the specified location. By default, VAO uses a subfolder in the C:\Program Files\Veeam\Availability Orchestrator\ folder.

Example: INSTALLDIR=”C:\Veeam\”

VAO_LICENSE_FILE

path

Yes

Specifies a full path to the license file. You will not be able to perform installation without providing a license.

Example: VAO_LICENSE_FILE="C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\vao_nfr.lic"

VAA_SERVICEACCOUNT

user

Yes

Specifies the account under which the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Server Service will run. For more information on the required account permissions, see Planning and Preparation.

Together with this parameter, you must define the VAA_SERVICEPASSWORD parameter.

Example: VAA_SERVICEACCOUNT="srv\Administrator"

VAA_SERVICEPASSWORD

password

Yes

[Applies only if you have defined the VAA_SERVICEACCOUNT parameter]

Specifies a password for the account under which the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Server Service will run.

Example: VAA_SERVICEPASSWORD="1234"

VAA_PORT

port

No

Specifies a TCP port that will be used by the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Server Service. By default, port number 8888 is used.

Example: VAA_PORT=”8884”

VAA_SQL_SERVER

SQL Server\instance

No

Specifies a Microsoft SQL Server and instance on which the VAO configuration database will be deployed. By default, VAO uses the (local)\VEEAMSQL2012 server.

Example: VAA_SQL_SERVER="VAOSERVER\VEEAMSQL2012_MY"

VAA_SQL_DATABASE

database

No

Specifies a name of the VAO configuration database to be deployed, by default, VAO.

Example: VAA_SQL_DATABASE="OrechestratorDB"

VAA_VO_SQL_DATABASE

database

No

Unattended mode installation prerequisites demand that Veeam ONE Server must be already deployed on the machine where you install VAO. The VAA_VO_SQL_DATABASE parameter specifies a name of the Veeam ONE configuration database.

Example: VAA_VO_SQL_DATABASE="VeeamOne"

VAA_SQL_AUTHENTICATION

0/1

No

Specifies if you want to use the SQL Server authentication mode to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server where the VAO configuration database is deployed.

To use the SQL Server authentication mode, set the parameter value to 1. If you do not define this parameter, VAO will connect to the Microsoft SQL Server in the Microsoft Windows authentication mode (default value, 0).

Together with this parameter, you must define the following parameters: VAA_SQL_USER and VAA_SQL_PASSWORD.

Example: VAA_SQL_AUTHENTICATION="1"

VAA_SQL_USER

user

No

[Applies only if you have defined the VAA_SQL_AUTHENTICATION parameter]

Specifies a LoginID to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server in the SQL Server authentication mode.

Example: VAA_SQL_USER="sa"

VAA_SQL_PASSWORD

password

No

[Applies only if you have defined the VAA_SQL_AUTHENTICATION parameter].

Specifies a password to connect to the Microsoft SQL Server in the SQL Server authentication mode.

Example: VAA_SQL_PASSWORD="1234"

VAO_SERVER_MANAGEMENT_PORT

port

No

Specifies a WCF port that will be used by the Veeam Availability Orchestrator Server Service. By default, port number 12348 is used.

Example: VAO_SERVER_MANAGEMENT_PORT=”12247”

VAO_SERVER_SYNC_FOLDER_PATH

path

No

Specifies a path to the folder where data obtained during synchronization across VAO sites will be stored. By default, VAO uses the C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Availability Orchestrator\Sync folder.

Example: VAO_SERVER_SYNC_FOLDER_PATH=”C:\Veeam\VAO\Sync”

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