Before you create plans and add recovery locations in Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator (Orchestrator), you must categorize infrastructure objects into groups. VM groups will be used to build and edit Orchestrator plans, and resource groups will be used to configure recovery locations.


This guide does not apply to storage plans — these plans include VM groups created using the native Orchestrator grouping algorithm. This algorithm runs under the hood to retrieve the list of all datastores and VMs that are managed by vCenter Servers connected to Orchestrator, and then to group the VMs by these datastores. For more information, see the Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator User Guide, section Categorizing VMs.

Categorization of infrastructure objects for restore and replica plans is performed in Veeam ONE Client, a component of the embedded Veeam ONE server. The embedded Veeam ONE server is installed with the Orchestrator server, and is responsible for gathering inventory details, object properties and tags. This information is further used for organizing VMs, hosts, clusters, datastores and datastore clusters into groups.


The embedded Veeam ONE server is a custom lightweight edition of Veeam ONE that should not used for other monitoring or reporting functions.

To categorize infrastructure objects into groups, configure connections to the required virtual infrastructure servers in the Orchestrator UI. All servers connected to Orchestrator automatically become available in Veeam ONE Client. After you create groups in Veeam ONE Client, these groups will be populated in the Orchestrator UI.