Last time I posted, I was discussing my new Veeam 9.5 deployment in my home lab. The next step will be to add my virtual infrastructure to the mix. It is obvious that we need to make sure we give Veeam permissions to our virtual infrastructure. Instead of simply giving the Veeam service account full permissions to your entire virtual infrastructure, it is a good idea to use Role-based Access Control to only give the service account what it needs to do its job.
I was able to create a .jpg of what is needed by splicing together several C# client windows. This was created on vSphere 6.0. Feel free to download and view the image here: VeeamServiceAccountPermissions
Once they are added, and you have created your new role, add the permission to vCenter. It should look something like this.
Now that we have given your service account permissions to vCenter, we will open Veeam Backup and Replication from our Veeam server.
Next, we will click Backup Infrastructure, Managed Servers, and VMware vSphere.
We will then enter the FQDN of our vCenter Server that manages the virtual machines we would like Veeam to back up, and click NEXT.
You will need to create a Veeam credential using an account you have associated with your vCenter RBAC permissions. We recommend this be a service account. Ours was a domain account called veeamadmin.
Once you have successfully added your vCenter Server, it will scan for vSphere-related Veeam updates. As you can see, there was one waiting for us. The download was available at:
Simply download the .zip, and extract VeeamBackup&Replication_126.96.36.1998.Update2.exe
You will need to close the Backup and Replication console and launch the update.
After the files have been downloaded, launch the installer and follow the prompts.
Once you have installed the update, launch Veeam Backup and Replication console again. Go to Virtual Machines, and you should see your vCenter Server there.
The next post will show how to create a backup job, and perform a recovery. We will also show how to recover Active Directory objects using Veeam Backup and Recovery’s integrated AD object recovery tool.