System Requirements

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    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: It is not recommended to 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 10a or later. Version 11 is fully supported.

    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 6.0, 6.5, 6.7, 7.0 (up to 7.0 Update 1)

    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, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, 9.8

    Note: Lenovo DM storage systems are also supported.

    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) – 40 GB (recommended) for the VAO server

    8 GB (minimum) – 40 GB (recommended) for the Microsoft SQL Server and Veeam ONE database

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

    40 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.