Veeam Installation – Where do I start?

When getting started with Veeam, it can be a daunting task if you have not had any experience with the product.  The good thing with Veeam is that it is relatively easy to install and get set up for users of all experience levels.  Now the question is, where do you start?

Well, the great thing with Veeam is that they have many resources from Documentation, Best Practices website and the Veeam Forums.

Documentation

The documentation for Veeam can be found on the Installation media or via the resource web page at – Veeam Backup & Replication – Resources

This page lists User Guides, Evaluation Guides, Administration Guides, and links to other pages like FAQs on Licensing, Support and other things like Recorded Product Demos.

Best Practices Website

The other great page full of useful resources is the Best Practices website located at – Veeam Best Practices

This is one of the most valuable sites to use when getting ready to install Veeam or even better to read before installing.  The site contains many things like –

  • System Requirements – All-in-One System or Separate Components
  • How to calculate out sizing for things like Proxy Servers, Repository Servers, WAN Accelerators, Veeam Backup Server, and even Enterprise Manager Server
  • Infrastructure Hardening – how to ensure a secure backup environment

This is one of the most useful pages to size your environment – Sizing Summary

Veeam Forums

If you are one who prefers to ask questions and interact with other users of Veeam including employees, then the Veeam Forums is the place to visit – Veeam Forums

The Veeam Forums are very well organized and divided mainly into the different products on the main page and then subpages for each main product.

An example of this would be the Veeam Backup & Replication section of the forum –

Further to setting up Veeam the Documentation and Best Practices webpages are also a great place to gather information for studying for the VMCE and VMCE-ADO.  These are the Veeam Certification tracks for their products and are for those that utilize and administer Veeam as well as Design/Architect Veeam solutions.  More information can be found here –

How to: Become a Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE) – Veeam Certified Engineer (VMCE)

Veeam Training and Certification – Veeam Certification & Training

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