Start Service

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    This step starts the Windows Service on the processed VM.

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

    Parameter

    Description

    Default Value

    Critical Step

    Defines whether the step is critical for VM recovery.  

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

    Yes

    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, on the VAO server or in-guest of the VM.

    In-Guest OS (not editable)

    Timeout

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

    300

    Retries

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

    10

    Failback & Undo Failover Action

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

    Execute

    Test Action

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

    Execute