System Requirements

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    Before you start using Veeam Backup for GCP, consider the following requirements:

    Network Ports

    The following network ports must be open to ensure proper communication of components in the Veeam Backup for GCP infrastructure.

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    Protocol

    Port

    Description

    Workstation web browser

    Backup appliance

    TCP

    443

    Required to access the Web UI component from a user workstation.

    Worker instance

    TCP

    443

    Required to access the File Level Recovery for Veeam Backup browser running on a worker instance during the file-level recovery process.

    Backup appliance

    Worker instance

    RPC

    643

    Required to communicate with the Worker service running on worker instances.

    TCP

    9999

    Required to perform file-level recovery.

    Ubuntu Security Update Repository (security.ubuntu.com)

    HTTP

    80

    Required to get OS security updates.

    Veeam Update Notification Server (repository.veeam.com)

    TCP

    443

    Required to download information on available product updates.

    SMTP server

    TCP

    587

    Required to send email notifications.

    Note: You cannot use the TCP port 25 that is most commonly used by SMTP servers — the port is always blocked by Google Compute Engine. For more information, see Google Cloud documentation.

    IAM Role Permissions

    Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles that Veeam Backup for GCP uses to perform data protection and disaster recovery operations must have permissions to access GCP services and resources. The minimal set of permissions for IAM roles is described in this Veeam KB article.

    GCP APIs

    The backup appliance and worker instances must have outbound internet access to the following GCP APIs:

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