Installing Veeam Backup for VMWare

This is a “From Scratch” implementation of Veeam backup & Replication 8.0 for VMWare.

I’ll be installing B&R (Backup & Replication) on a VM on the target server, which is running EXSi 5.5, and installing the Enterprise Management Console on a workstation.

Download Veeam B&R from Veeam’s website. You’ll have to register, and make sure you use an email address that isn’t public (e.g. gmail,yahoo, etc.) or you won’t get access to the things you’ll need. Get the B&R ISO, the license file, and the latest patch.

Check the release notes for system requirements. Here’s a helpful Installation Guide on Veeams Help Center:

Hardware requirements are: at least 2 cores 4GB RAM MINIMUM.

My VM has:

2 cores


100GB Hard Drive NOTE: the fully set up machine came to 38GB.

I’m installing on a Windows 7 Pro VM and found that I needed Service Pack 1,Powershell 2.0, and Internet Explorer 9 or higher. These aren’t included in the Veeam installation package. I’ve also downloaded and installed Microsoft Security Essentials.

The filenames for these updates are:

Windows6.1-KB2819745-x64-MultiPkg.exe, IE11-Windows6.1-x64-en-us.exe, and windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

After meeting all of the prerequisites I began the installation. choosing the default settings and letting the installation add the required software bundled with it.

Install any patches issued by veeam.