Veeam Backup for AWS 2.0
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Installing Veeam Backup for AWS

Veeam Backup for AWS is installed on a single EC2 instance. The EC2 instance is created during the product installation. You can install Veeam Backup for AWS from AWS Marketplace.

To install Veeam Backup for AWS:

  1. Sign in to AWS Marketplace using credentials of an AWS account in which you plan to install Veeam Backup for AWS.

You can install Veeam Backup for AWS on the production site — in the AWS account where EC2 instances that you plan to back up reside. It is recommended, however, that you use a separate AWS account for Veeam Backup for AWS installation. This way, in case of a disaster on the production site, you will still be able to access Veeam Backup for AWS and perform recovery operations.

  1. Open the Veeam Backup for AWS overview page for the necessary product edition.

For details on product editions, see Licensing.

  1. At the top right corner of the Veeam Backup for AWS overview page, click Continue to Subscribe.

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  1. On the Subscribe to this software page, under Terms and Conditions, click Show Details.
  1. At the bottom of the product subscription page, click End User License Agreement to view the product license agreement.

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  1. At the top right corner of the product subscription page, click Continue to Configuration.

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  1. At the Configure this software page, configure installation settings:
  1. From the Delivery Method drop-down list, choose whether you want to connect the EC2 instance with installed Veeam Backup for AWS to an existing Amazon VPC and subnet, or create a new Amazon VPC and subnet for it.

For details on Amazon VPCs and subnets, see AWS Documentation.

  1. From the Software Version drop-down list, select the latest version of Veeam Backup for AWS.
  2. From the Region drop-down list, select an AWS region in which an EC2 instance with installed Veeam Backup for AWS will reside.

For details on AWS regions, see AWS Documentation.

Note

An EC2 instance with installed Veeam Backup for AWS is further referred to as the Veeam Backup for AWS server or the backup server.

  1. At the top right corner of the product configuration page, click Continue to Launch.

Installing Veeam Backup for AWS 

  1. On the Launch this software page, do the following:
  1. In the Configuration Details section, review the product installation settings.

To view information on how to access Veeam Backup for AWS, click Usage Instructions.

  1. From the Choose Action drop-down list, select Launch CloudFormation.

Veeam Backup for AWS is installed using AWS CloudFormation stacks. In AWS CloudFormation, a stack is a collection of AWS services and resources that you can manage as a single unit. You can create a stack in an AWS account, use resources included in the stack to run an application, or delete a stack if you no longer need it. For details, see AWS Documentation.

  1. At the bottom of the page, click Launch to launch the Create stack wizard.

In the Create stack wizard, you will create a stack for Veeam Backup for AWS.

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  1. At the Specify template step of the wizard, the stack template settings are already configured. You can leave the default settings and click Next.

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  1. At the Specify stack details step of the wizard, configure stack settings and click Next.
  1. In the Stack name field, specify a name for the created stack.

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  1. In the Instance Configuration section:
  1. Select the EC2 instance type for the Veeam Backup for AWS server.

The recommended EC2 instance type is t2.medium.

  1. Select a key pair that will be used to authenticate against the Veeam Backup for AWS server. If the necessary key pair is not in the list, you can create it as described in AWS Documentation.

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  1. In the Network Configuration section:
  1. Select true if you want to create an Elastic IP address for the Veeam Backup for AWS server.

For details on Elastic IP addresses, see AWS Documentation.

  1. Specify the IPv4 address range from which Veeam Backup for AWS Web UI will be accessible.

Make sure the IPv4 address of the local machine from which you plan to access Veeam Backup for AWS lies within the specified IPv4 range.

The IPv4 address range is specified in the CIDR notation (for example, 12.23.34.0/24). To let all IPv4 addresses access Veeam Backup for AWS, you can specify 0.0.0.0/0 . Note that allowing access from all IPv4 addresses is unsafe and thus not recommended in production environments.

Based on the specified IPv4 range, AWS CloudFormation will create a security group for Veeam Backup for AWS with the inbound rule for HTTPS traffic. By default, port 443 is open for inbound HTTPS traffic. If you plan to change the security group for Veeam Backup for AWS upon the product installation, you will need to add inbound rules manually to the new security group and make sure this security group allows access to AWS services listed in the Requirements section.

 

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  1. In the VPC and Subnet section, specify an Amazon VPC and subnet, to which the Veeam Backup for AWS server will be connected.

Depending on the option selected at step 7a, you can either select an existing Amazon VPC and subnet, or specify IPv4 address ranges in the CIDR notation for a new Amazon VPC and subnet.

Important

Consider the following:

  • The specified Amazon VPC and subnet must have the outbound internet access to AWS services listed in the Requirements section. Otherwise, Veeam Backup for AWS may not work efficiently and may cause unexpected errors.
  • The specified Amazon VPC and subnet must allow inbound internet access from the local machine that you plan to use to work with Veeam Backup for AWS.

For details on how to enable internet access for Amazon VPCs and subnets, see AWS Documentation.

 

Installing Veeam Backup for AWS 

  1. At the Configure stack options step of the wizard, specify AWS tags, IAM role permissions and other additional settings for the stack and click Next.

For details on stack options, see AWS Documentation.

Installing Veeam Backup for AWS 

  1. At the Review step of the wizard, do the following:
  1. Review the stack settings.
  2. At the bottom of the page, select the I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources check box.
  3. Click Create stack.

Installing Veeam Backup for AWS 

What You Do Next

Right after installation, you must perform the initial configuration of Veeam Backup for AWS. For details, see After You Install.

 

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