Veeam Backup & Replication is a data protection software. It offers its users a wide range of options for backing up, replicating and restoring their data.
This guide explains how to set up a Veeam Backup & Replication server, then register it with an OVHcloud Veeam Enterprise license server.
- a Veeam Enterprise solution
- Windows Server 2012 or a newer version
Setting up Veeam Backup & Replication
Download the Veeam Backup & Replication solution from the here. Use the passphrase: OVHcloudShare
The file will appear in ISO disk image format. Once you have transferred it onto your server, select the server’s CD reader, then select the image.
On the server, you can then launch the installation wizard. Select
Veeam Backup & Replication (Install).
After you have read the license agreement, accept the terms and click
Next to skip the step of opening a license file.
In the step where you select components to install, leave everything unchanged. However, depending on your requirements, you can change the destination path. Confirm by clicking
The installation wizard will then carry out a requirement check. If you are working from a clean Windows installation, some components will be missing, but the installation wizard will download and install them automatically. Confirm by clicking
Next, wait for the missing components to be installed.
Once the installations are complete, confirm the Veeam Backup & Replication setup by clicking
During the customization stage of the setup, confirm the operation by clicking
Next, wait for the installation to complete.
Once it is complete, exit the installation wizard by clicking
You will be redirected to the launch wizard, simply close the window.
Creating a Veeam Enterprise service account
Step 1: Launch a service account
You will need to generate a complex password.
To begin, launch Windows Powershell as an administrator.
Next, create a service account, entering these lines of command:
New-LocalUser "OVHVeeamEnterprise" -Password (ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText "P@ssword01" -Force) -Description "OVHcloud Service Account for Veeam Enterprise" -PasswordNeverExpires:$true -UserMayNotChangePassword:$true -AccountNeverExpires:$true
Please note that the account name and password shown here are examples, and must be replaced with your own details:
- Account name: OVHVeeamEnterprise
- Password: P@ssword01
Step 2: Define the service account authorizations
Launch the Veeam console.
Check that it is in Community Edition mode, in the bottom right-hand corner.
Go to the menu, and click
Users and Roles.
Security window, select
Then, in the “Add User” window, enter the service account name you have created. Select the Veeam Backup Administrator role and confirm by clicking
If you go back to the Security window, you can check that the account has been defined properly.
Launch and Activation Permissions
The OVHVeeamEnterprise user is only accessible locally, so it is necessary to add permissions in the Windows graphical user interface to enable the remote connection.
Via the graphical user interface:
- In your Windows search bar, type
Component Servicesand launch the service.
- On the left menu and following the tree structure, click on
Component Services, then on
Computers, then on
- On the right, under the
Actionstab, click on
More Actions, then on
- Go to
COM Security, underneath the second section
Launch and Activation Permissions, click on
Edit Limits. Next, click on
- Click on
Advancedto locate the previously added service account and click on
Find Now. Select the
OVHVeeamEnterpriseuser from the list of users.
- Click on
OKto confirm the selection, and on
OKto validate. Next, enable all permissions on the
- Click on
OKto confirm and on
Applyto validate the changes.
Your OVHVeeamEnterprise user is now accessible locally and remotely.
Step 3: Register the Veeam Backup & Replication server
Using the OVHcloud Control Panel
In your OVHcloud Control Panel, open the
Hosted Private Cloud section and select your service labelled backupserverenterprise from
Platforms and services. On this page, click on
Activate license in the
In the new window, enter the following information:
- The public IP address through which your Veeam Backup & Replication server can be reached.
- The port of your Veeam Backup & Replication server (usually 9392/TCP).
- The login credentials you have created previously (user name and password).
Validate by clicking
Once the activation is complete, you will find the main information on the service page.
Using the OVHcloud API
First, retrieve your serviceName:
Then register it:
You will need the following information:
- the public IP address that can be used to contact your Veeam Backup & Replication server
- your server’s Veeam Backup & Replication port (usually 9392/TCP)
- the login for the account you have just created
- the password for your service account
You can retrieve the public IP used by Veeam Enterprise to contact your Veeam Backup & Replication server via:
Step 4: Verify the registration
Launch the Veeam console.
Go to the menu, then click
Check that the information displayed is definitely for your OVHcloud license.