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Veeam Availability Orchestrator 2.0
User Guide

Start Service

This step starts the Windows Service on the processed VM.

You can override the following parameters for the Start Service step:



Default Value

Critical Step

Defines whether the step is critical for VM recovery.  

If you mark the step as Critical, its failure for a critical VM will halt the plan.


Service Name

Name of the service to start.

Note: A short ServiceName must be used.

Windows Credentials

Credentials required to gain access to the in-guest OS.

Execute Location

Defines whether the script will run on the Veeam Backup & Replication server or in-guest of the VM.

In-Guest OS (not editable)


Maximum amount of time (in seconds) for the step to execute.



Number of retries that will be attempted if the step fails on the first try.


Failback & Undo Failover Action

Defines whether the step will be executed during the Failback and Undo Failover operations.


Test Action

Defines whether the step will be executed during plan testing in a DataLab.


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