System Requirements

The machine where VAO will be deployed must meet the necessary hardware and software requirements. Note that the VAO server can function as a Veeam Backup & Replication server (in addition to VAO functions) and must have sufficient resources provided.

Important

Mind the following limitations:

  • Installation of VAO on a machine already running standalone versions of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE is not supported.
  • Installation of VAO on a machine with the Domain Controller role is not supported.

 

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

Hardware requirements depend on the size of the managed infrastructure. For more information, see Hardware Recommendations.

OS

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

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

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 2019
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (2016 SP2 Express Edition is included in the setup)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (2012 SP4 Express Edition is included in the setup)

Note: It is not recommended to use the Express Edition in any production VAO deployments — it should only be used for product evaluation.

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 backup and replication task management, it must be version 9.5 Update 4 or later. However, it is recommended that you install version 10 cumulative patch 2 as it includes a number of important fixes related to the VAO functionality.

Note: If you connect a standalone Veeam Backup & Replication server to the VAO server, it must be joined to either the same domain or a trusted domain.

Virtualization Platform

VMware vSphere 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0

Note: The VAO server must be connected to VMware vCenter Servers. Direct connections to vSphere hosts are not supported.

Storage System

NetApp ONTAP 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7

Hardware Recommendations

Number of Virtualization Hosts*

100

100–500

500–1000

>1000

CPU

4 vCPUs (minimum) – 8 vCPUs (recommended) for the VAO server

4 vCPUs (minimum) – 8 vCPUs (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

8 vCPUs (minimum) – 12 vCPUs (recommended) for the VAO server

8 vCPUs (minimum) – 12 vCPUs (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

12 vCPUs (minimum) – 16 vCPUs (recommended) for the VAO server

12 vCPUs (minimum) – 16 vCPUs (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

>16 vCPUs for the VAO server

>16 vCPUs for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

Memory

4 GB (minimum) – 8 GB (recommended) for the VAO server

4 GB (minimum) – 8 GB (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

8 GB (minimum) – 30 GB (recommended) for the VAO server

8 GB (minimum) – 30 GB (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

30 GB (minimum) – 70 GB (recommended) for the VAO server

30 GB (minimum) – 70 GB (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

>70 GB for the VAO server

>70 GB for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

Hard Disk Space

50 GB for product installation and sufficient disk space for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database (if installed locally). Use the Veeam ONE Database Calculator to size application data.

* Under the condition that 1 host has 20 VMs deployed.

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