Deploying Backup Appliance

Veeam Backup for AWS is installed on a Linux-based EC2 instance that is created in a selected AWS account during the product installation. You can deploy Veeam Backup for AWS only from the Veeam Backup & Replication console.


This section is intended for IT managers, virtual infrastructure administrators, backup administrators and other IT professionals who plan to deploy and use Veeam Backup for AWS.

This section assumes that users have basic knowledge of AWS EC2, Managing VPCs and understanding AWS IAM.

When deploying Veeam Backup for AWS, Veeam Backup & Replication performs the following steps:

  1. Deploys an EC2 instance from the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS image.
  2. Creates a temporary Amazon S3 bucket in AWS and uploads Veeam Backup for AWS installation packages and their dependencies to the bucket.
  3. Installs the required software components on the EC2 instance.
  4. Creates the following IAM roles in AWS and adds them to the EC2 instance running Veeam Backup for AWS:

You will be able to add other IAM roles later, after Veeam Backup for AWS installation. For more information, see Managing IAM Roles.

  1. Removes the temporary Amazon S3 bucket from AWS.

How to Perform Appliance Deployment

To deploy a new backup appliance from the Veeam Backup & Replication console, do the following:

  1. Launch the New Veeam Backup for AWS Appliance wizard.
  2. Choose a deployment mode.
  3. Specify an AWS account in which the appliance will be deployed.
  4. Specify a name and description for the appliance.
  5. Specify the connection type.
  6. Specify network settings for the appliance.
  7. Specify credentials for the default user account.
  8. Wait for the appliance to be added to the backup infrastructure.
  9. Finish working with the wizard.

Related Topics

Connecting to Existing Appliances