How to Install Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 (Part 1)

To hands-on backup and recovery solutions, I’ve downloaded Veeam Availability Suite from Veeam’s website, and want to install and test the enterprise level product, and as a blogger, I feel that I should further explore this awesome product and share my opinion with the world.

In this post, I’m just going to share an overview about Veeam’s latest availability suite v9.5 for enterprise setups.

Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 combines the industry-leading backup, restore and replication capabilities of Veeam Backup & Replication™ with the advanced monitoring, reporting and capacity planning functionality of Veeam ONE™ for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments providing with a high Availability data center functionality through the following capabilities:

  • High Speed Recovery
  • Data Loss Avoidance
  • Verified recoverability
  • Leveraged Data, and
  • Complete Visibility

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 no doubt an awesome product but it has just one drawback, that is it doesn’t have an appliance in OVA format. To install this product and dirty your hands in lab or production setup, you’ll have to install it in Windows environment. In my home lab, I’m using Window Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition.

To install Veeam Availability suite 9.5, download it from Veeam’s website and follow System Requirements. You’ll find an ISO file there. Download and mount it. Click on Setup.exe

After running Setup, you’ll see some installable components. Click on Install button under Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 2.

It requires .NET Framwork 4.5.2. Click OK to install it.

After installation of .NeT Framework, system will restart. Click Reboot to restart the system.

Accept EULA and click Next

Provide a License if you have. If you don’t have a license file, just click Next and you’ll run in Free edition mode. You can download NFR license from here.

Leave program features as default and click Next.

Veeam Backup Catalog

If any component is missing, click Install button to install missing components.

Missing components are installed. Click Next to continue.

Click on “Let me specify different settings” check box and click on Next.

Leave as default settings and click on Next.

Leave default settings and click on Next.

Leave port configuration default and click Next.

You can specify the locations where Guest File System Catalog (persistent data) and vPower NFS (non-persistent data) can be stored. Click on Browse buttons if you want to change the location, otherwise leave it default and click Next.

Verify settings and click Install to initiate the installation process.

Just sit and relax and you can have a cup of coffee as it will take some time to install.

MS SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 Express

Installation is completed. Click Finish to complete the process.

After finishing the installation process. Click on Backup & Replication Console icon from Desktop and then click on Connect Button.

Veeam Backup & Replication console will open.

Select servers to update product’s components. Click on Apply button to update installed components on selected server. I’m sorry I forgot to change the name of my server from vembu-bdr to veeam-bdr related something, as same server was used to test vembu BDR suite.

Components are updated successfully. Click Finish to complete the process.

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