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Standalone Veeam ONE installation: How to set up Veeam ONE 11 Server

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Veeam ONE is a comprehensive solution developed by Veeam Software and it enables real-time monitoring, business documentation, and management reporting for Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Director, and Microsoft Hyper-V. Veeam ONE is designed to give IT administrators peace of mind to manage every aspect of the modern virtual environment. Every Veeam ONE capability meets a specific business challenge — from monitoring the state of VMs and their performance, generating reports for capacity planning and upgrade purposes, to providing management with transparent and granular views of the virtual infrastructure from a business-oriented perspective. Here are some related guides: How to uninstall Veeam Backup and Replication from your server, how to install and configure Veeam Backup and Replication 11 Community Edition with its default SQL Server Express Edition, and how to implement N2WS Veeam Cloud Protection Manager (CPM 2.3.0d), how to install Veeam Backup and Replication 11 Community Edition with a dedicated SQL Server, and how to recover backup via N2WS Veeam CPM.

Veeam ONE helps you to realize comprehensive monitoring and analytics for your backup, virtual and physical environments. Here are some troubleshooting guides realted to Veeam Backup & Replication: Failed to connect to Veeam Backup and Replication server: Remote Channel Sink UriNotPublished, remote connection refused, and failed to start the service, and how to migrate Veeam MsSQL Database to a new MsSQL Server.

In the typical deployment scenario, all Veeam ONE components are installed on a single machine. Veeam ONE Client and Veeam ONE Web Client are installed with one setup and provide a single cohesive solution. Veeam ONE incorporates the following software components.
Veeam ONE Client is the primary tool used for monitoring the virtual environment and Veeam Backup & Replication infrastructure. In the Veeam ONE Client, you can manage, view, and interact with alarms and monitoring data, analyze the performance of virtual and backup infrastructure components, track the efficiency of data protection operations, troubleshoot issues, group your virtual infrastructure and administer monitoring settings.
– Veeam ONE Web Client provides a set of dashboards and reports that allow you to verify configuration issues, optimize resource allocation and utilization, track implemented changes, plan capacity growth, and track whether mission-critical workloads are properly protected in the virtualized datacenter.

Below are the steps needed to install and run the VeeamOne monitor in your environment. The release version of Veeam ONE 11 is available for download at the following link. After download, you will have to mount the VeeamOne ISO as shown below. 

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Next, you will have to double click on the setup file as shown below to begin the VeeamOne installation.

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Accept the User Account Control. You may want to read more about this from this link.

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After executing Veeam ONE, you will see a nice splash screen as shown below. Click in install Veeam One Server.
– In the next video, we will be installing the Veeam One Client.

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Note: The installer will verify what version of .NET Framework is currently present on the machine. If the required version is not found, the installer will prompt to automatically install .NET Framework software that is included with the Veeam ONE installer. After the completion of .NET Framework installation, Veeam ONE installation will proceed.

You will be required to reboot afterwards. Just click on reboot.

At the License Agreement step of the wizard, read and accept the Veeam license agreement and 3rd party components license agreement. You will not be able to continue the installation until you select both checkboxes.
– To read the terms of the license agreement for the 3rd party components, click View.

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Select a deployment scenario: I will be selecting the “Typical”. Click on Next.

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System Configuration Check: Before proceeding with the installation, the installer will perform a system configuration check to determine if all prerequisite software is available on the machine.
– To install the missing software components and enable missing features automatically, click the Install button.

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Click on Next to continue the System installation.

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You can change the installation path, but I am okay with the default installation path as shown below.

Enter your Service Account pasword. At the Service Account step of the wizard, specify credentials of the account under which the Veeam ONE services will run. The user name must be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format.

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Note: If you do not have a SQL server already, please select the first option.

– If youu wish to install unto an already existing database, please select "Use existing instance of SQL Server"
– Note: Ensure the SQL Server services is running, else it will fail.

For the operating mode, I will select the community Editor (limited functionality) since I will be performing this in my laboratory.
- Note: If you have a license: Select the Licensed mode option, click Browse and specify the path to the license file.

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Specify Connection Ports: At the Connection Configuration step of the wizard, specify connection settings for Veeam ONE Reporting Service, internal Web API and Veeam ONE agent:
- In the Communication port field, type a number of the port that will be used to interact with Veeam ONE Reporting service. The default port number is 2742.
- In the Internal Web API port field, specify the number of a port that the Veeam ONE Server component will use to communicate with the Veeam ONE Web API component. The default port number is 2741.
- In the Veeam ONE agent port field, type a number of the port that Veeam ONE Agent will use to collect data from connected Veeam Backup & Replication servers.
The default port number is 2805.
- In the Certificate list, select a certificate that will be used to secure connection to Veeam ONE internal Web API. You can change the certificate later in Veeam ONE Settings utility. For details, see section Veeam ONE Server Settings of the Veeam ONE Monitoring Guide.

Note: You can change the certificate later in Veeam ONE Settings utility
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Performance Cache Location: Performance cache is space on the disk to which Veeam ONE stores real-time performance data, as this data is collected. Performance data stored in cache is used for Veeam ONE Client dashboards and views. Disk-based performance cache allows significantly decrease RAM utilization on the machine that runs the Veeam ONE Server component.
– By default, the performance cache is stored in the C:\PerfCache folder.
– To store the cache in a different folder, click Browse next to the Path field and specify a path to the new folder.

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Choose Virtual Infrastructure Type: At the Virtual Infrastructure Type step of the wizard, you can choose to connect a vCenter Sever or Hyper-V infrastructure server (Failover Cluster, SCVMM, Hyper-V Server). To configure connection to a virtualisation server and initiate automatic data collection from this server, select the virtualisation server type and click Next.
If you do not want to configure connection settings during installation, you can skip this step and configure access to virtual servers later in the Veeam ONE Client, click Skip virtual infrastructure configuration and click Next.

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In the data collection mode, I will be selecting the first option.

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Please review the installation configuration to ensure that you have provided correct settings.
– Select the Periodically check for product updates once Veeam ONE is installed check box if you want Veeam ONE to automatically check and download available updates.

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As you can see, the Veeam One installation is complete. Click on Finish to close the wizard

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When Veeam ONE installation completes, the installer will prompt you to perform the logoff and logon procedure to create new user groups that will be used to accommodate user accounts for accessing Veeam ONE locally and remotely.
- Note: Check that the Veeam ONE service account is included in the Veeam ONE Administrators user group on the machines where the Veeam ONE Server is installed. If this account is not a member of the Veeam ONE Administrators user group, add it to the group manually.

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Here are some other backup methods you may want to test: How to set up Windows server backup and create backup jobs, SEP Sesam Hybrid Backup, and Disaster Recovery Solution, and how to stop Windows backup jobs via the Windows Server Backup utility., Failed to connect to Veeam Backup & Replication Server: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

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Next, click on the Veeam One Client as shown above and connect to it.

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As you can see, we are right in the console of the Veeam One Monitor.

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You can also access via the Veeam One Web Client by doubling click on the short cut as shown above, enter the credential. You must use the following SAM format” domain\user_account” else it will never work.

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If the login works correctly, you should be in the Veeam On Web Client interface as shown below.

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The Veeam ONE Web Client does not require complex configuration and is ready for use right after the installation of Veeam ONE. However, before you start using Veeam ONE Web Client, you may need to check and adjust its default configuration.
– Schedule data collection for connected servers.
– Customize reporting settings.
– Schedule dashboards and report delivery.

To be able to access the Configuration section, a user must be a member of the Veeam ONE Administrators group on a machine where the Veeam ONE Web UI component is installed.

Veeam ONE brings deep visibility that helps you prevent common backup problems, stay informed about your storage trends and cut costs through better storage usage and planning, thanks to new insights for NAS data.

In the next guide, I will show you how to add servers to that will be monitored, choose object to monitor, configure SMTP, interact with alarms, monitor data, analyze the performance of virtual and backup infrastructure components.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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