How to Connect VMware vSphere Environment with Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 (Part 2)

In previous post of this series, we’ve learnt about how to install Veeam Availability Suite v9.5. In this post, we’ll see how to connect a VMware vSphere environment using vCenter Server or any of ESXi host. To perform this task, double click on Veeam Backup & Replication Console Icon from your Desktop. Enter your credentials and click on Connect Button.

Note: Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 by default use your login credentials to login.

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 is now ready to use. After clicking on Connect button, you’ll see new user friendly interface is appeared in front of you. You can configure your backup jobs and complete backup infrastructure. Click on the menu on top left corner as shown in figure and you can manage your credentials and passwords, configuration backup etc. It’ll look like the following figure.

To connect VMware vSphere environment, you’ll have to add vCenter Server into Veeam & Replication. For this, click on VMware vSphere as shown in figure.

Enter DNS name or IP address of your vCenter Server either installed in windows environment or as an appliance and click Next.

In credentials window, click on Add button to add your credentials. You can add domain admin or local admin. Click OK, then Next.

It’ll use port: 443 as default web service.

It’ll take some time to detect server type, and will give you Security warning about security certificate. You can view certificate info just click on view certificate. Simply click on Connect button to proceed the following.

VMware vSphere environment is added successfully. Click Finish.

vCenter Server is added successfully.

That’s it for today. In next post, we’ll learn how to create a backup job and restore it with Veeam Backup & Replication.

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