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


This guide does not apply to storage plans — these plans include inventory 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 Recovery Orchestrator User Guide, section Grouping and Categorization.

Categorization of infrastructure objects for restore, replica and cloud 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 machines, hosts, clusters, datastores and datastore clusters into groups. 

To categorize infrastructure objects into groups, configure connections to the required virtual and physical 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.