Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 – Backup Server Installation

I have been using Veeam Availability Suite in my previous working place and I thought to write a series of blog posts which anyone can easily understand and follow the steps to deploy and the configure. Few guys were asking about this software and hope this series of posts can be found as very useful to them.

I have downloaded the Veeam Availability suite v9.5 from the Veeam Web site, I’m using my VFR license and you can get 30 days of free trail license for the testing purpose.
Veeam Components system requirements can be found here.
Mainly there are several components in this Veeam infrastructure.
  • Backup Server
  • Backup and Replication Console
  • Virtualization Servers and Hosts
  • Backup Proxy
  • Backup Repository
  • Scale out Backup repository
  • Guest Interaction Proxy
  • Gateway Server
  • Mount Server
  • WAN Accelerators
  • Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager
In this Article I’m going to install Veeam Backup server, Backup and Replication console in a single server. I have placed a Windows 2008 R2 server in my environment. Fully patched the server and installed the Service Pack 1 which is one of the Primary requirement. Windows 2008 R2 without the service pack 1 or 2 doesn’t work with this.  See the system requirements for each and every component.

Mounted the downloaded ISO image and run the installation
Installation pre-check will do a scan and will provide the system check, it will install the required components in your system and you have to install below software manually in your system
  • Microsoft PowerShell 2.0 or later (optional)
  • Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.0 or later

Clicked “OK” to proceed with the installation and it started the installation

Accept the EULA and proceed with the installation

Browse and provide the Downloaded license and continue the installation

At the next step I installed the Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Backup catalog and Veeam Backup & Replication Console.

System Configuration Check will provide the missing components and click on “Install” to install the components

At the next step, I wanted to specify the different settings for the NfsDatastore and  the VBRCatalog. So checked the check box and continue the installation

Service Account should be selected and I selected the “LOCAL SYSTEM account” which is the recommended setting for this.

I used the same server for the SQL Database and and set the credentials for the SQL access, you can select a different server or SQL account for the authentication

Port selection can be seen in the next step, I’m leaving the default ports

Set the “Write cache” and “Catalog” folder in the next step

In the final step select the Update checkup after the install if required and click “Install” to start the installation

Let the installer to complete the installation

Once you installed and open the application you can see the component upgrade and complete the steps which are self explanatory

That’s it let’s see the other configurations in later posts

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