In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, connect virtual infrastructure servers to the backup server.
You can connect ESX(i) hosts that will be used as the source and the target for backup and replication. If you plan to use an ESX(i) host that is a part of the vCenter Server hierarchy, it is recommended that you add the vCenter Server instead of separate hosts as this will provide more flexibility at work.
- You must decide which hosts you want to use as source and target for backup and replication.
- The Veeam backup server must have access to all hosts you plan to use for backup and replication.
- Make sure that all necessary ports are open.
To connect vCenter Server or ESX(i) hosts:
- Run Veeam Backup & Replication: from the Start menu, select Programs > Veeam > Veeam Backup & Replication.
- In the authentication window, click Connect.
- In the inventory pane of the Backup Infrastructure view, right-click the Managed servers node and select Add Server.
- In the Add Server window, click VMware vSphere to launch the New VMware Server wizard.
- At the Name step of the wizard, specify a DNS name or IP address of the server.
- At the Credentials step of the wizard, specify credentials for the user account with administrator permissions to the added server: click Add on the right of the Credentials field and specify the user name and password to connect to the added server. Credentials must be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format for domain accounts or HOST\USER format for local accounts. Click OK.
- Follow next steps of the wizard. At the last step of the wizard, click Finish.
- Repeat the procedure for all virtual infrastructure servers that you want to add.
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view.
- In the inventory pane, click the Managed servers node.
- Make sure that the added server is available in the working area.