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System Requirements

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Before you start installing the product, make sure your environment meets hardware and software requirements.

noteNoteS

1.Only English (US) Windows OS is fully QA tested for Veeam components. However Veeam will support customers using any other-language OS, to reproduce problems and establish if root cause is a language-related issue.
2.Installation of the Veeam MP for VMware components on a Domain Controller is not supported.
3.Safe mode is not supported for Veeam MP for VMware services operation.

VMware Infrastructure

Specification

Requirement

ESXi Host

ESXi 4.x, 5.x, 6.x

Software

vCenter 4.x, 5.x, 6.x

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Specification

Requirement

Ops Mgr

Microsoft System Center 2016 Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager

Note: Make sure that the latest available updates for System Center Operations Manager are installed.

Hardware

Hard disk space: variable storage size (Ops Mgr database) — see the Collection Infrastructure section, or Veeam MP for VMware Sizing Calculator available as a part of Veeam MP Resource Kit.

Additional Software

Ops Mgr Reporting server and Data Warehouse (optional; required for reporting).

Important! Veeam MP reporting only supports Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, SQL Server 2012 SP3, SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services.

Veeam VMware Collector

Veeam Collector server is a computer that will host Ops Mgr agent or Management Server and the Veeam Collector. Depending on the size of the VMware infrastructure and the monitoring requirements (for example, high-availability), more than one Collector server may be required. For details, see the Architecture Overview Guide.

The Collector component may be installed on a standard Ops Mgr Agent in Proxy mode. However maximum scalability and performance will be obtained by installing the Veeam Collector on an Ops Mgr Management Server. Depending on the size of the monitored VMware environment, Management Server(s) dedicated to the Collector role may be required.

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

Memory:

4GB minimum recommended.
To achieve maximum scalability and performance, x64 OS with 6GB RAM is recommended.

Hard disk space:

Minimum 2GB — required for .NET Framework installation, binaries and logfiles.

Processor:

4 x 2GHz minimum recommended.

OS

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Note: All current operating system security updates and patches must be installed.

Additional Software

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later

Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service

Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service manages connections to VMware systems and the Veeam Collector(s), controling licensing, load balancing, and high availability. If Veeam VMware Collector auto-deployment functionality is configured, Virtualization Extensions Service is also responsible for deploying Collector installer objects onto Management Servers in the corresponding resource pool.

noteNoteS

1.Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service must be installed on an Ops Mgr Management Server.
2.All instances of Virtualization Extensions Service must have Enterprise Plus license in order to unlock full functionality of the Enterprise Plus Edition.
For further information on Veeam MP licensing, see FAQs on Veeam Management Pack for System Center.

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

Hard disk space: minimum 2GB — required for .NET Framework installation, binaries and logfiles.

Memory and Processor: processor architecture must be x64.

Note: the Virtualization Extensions Service does not perform heavy-load data processing. The minimum hardware requirement for an Ops Mgr management server will support the Virtualization Extensions Service with no significant additional load generated.

OS

Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 Core Installation
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Additional Software

Operations Manager Management Server
Windows Remote Management must be enabled for the Management Server
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
Windows PowerShell 2.0 or later — required for Veeam Virtualization Extensions Shell

Veeam Virtualization Extensions UI

The Veeam Virtualization Extensions User Interface is an IIS-based web application that allows authorized users to access the Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service, and configure VMware connections, Veeam Collector settings and so on. The UI can be installed together with the Veeam Virtualization Extensions Service, or on a separate machine.

Specification

Requirement

Hardware

Hard disk space: minimum 2GB — required for .NET Framework installation, binaries and logfiles.

OS

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Note: All current operating system security updates and patches must be installed.

Additional Software

Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.0 or later (IIS with required features is installed as part of Veeam Virtualization Extensions UI installation)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
Internet Explorer 8 or later
Mozilla Firefox 23.0.1 or later

Not Supported

Installing the Veeam Virtualization Extensions UI on a vCenter Server is NOT supported due to conflicts between the IIS requirement for Veeam Virtualization Extensions UI and the embedded web server used by vCenter Server.

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