Prepare to Install Veeam for Oracle Cloud VMware Solution

Before installing Veeam, you need to create a compute instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, download and license Veeam software, and create a dedicated vSphere account. Additionally, you need to address sizing requiments specific to your environment.

Veeam Availability Suite is available as an installer, which you can download from the Veeam website. Because it’s an installer, we recommend deploying the Veeam server in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure natively on a Compute instance, as shown in the architectural diagram, in the "Architecture" topic.

As an example, in this playbook, we deploy a Windows Server 2016 instance using a VM.Standard2.4 shape for installing the software. Appropriate sizing requirements depend on your specific environment requirements which are beyond the scope of this Playbook. We recommed you refer to the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, referenced in the "Before You Begin" topic elsewhere in this Playbook.

Create a Compute Instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You should install the software on a dedicated machine that can communicate with vCenter Server and the ESXi hosts. We recommend deploying a new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure native Compute instance with appropriate security lists and route table entries.

  1. In the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console navigation menu, go to Compute and select Instances.
  2. Click Create Instance.
  3. Provide values as required. For the following fields, select the following values:
    • Image or operating system: Select Windows Server (for example, Windows Server 2016 Standard)
    • Instance Shape: Select VM.Standard2.4 or larger. Size the instance to meet your requirements.
  4. Select the compartment, VCN, and appropriate subnet that can communicate with both vCenter Server and ESXi hosts.

    Note:

    For this example, we use the VMware SDDC private subnet to launch the instance. You can create a separate subnet. You must add an appropriate route table and security lists as required.
  5. Click Create.
When the instance is in the Running state, you can connect to it by using Remote Desktop from the bastion server.

Download and License Veeam Software

Because Oracle Cloud VMware Solution functions the same as an on-premises installation of VMware, you can use the same VMware installers provided by partners to install in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

  1. If you aren’t already connected, log in to the Veeam server that you created earlier by using Remote Desktop from the bastion server.
  2. Launch a browser and go to Veeam downloads page.
  3. Under For Virtual Workloads, click the download button for Veeam Availability Suite.
    The installation package for Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam One is downloaded.
To use Veeam Backup & Replication, you must obtain a license key and install it on the backup server. If you don’t install the license key, only the features available in the Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition are available. All Veeam products are sold by authorized Veeam resellers, called Veeam ProPartners. Either request a quote from a Veeam ProPartner in your area or contact Veeam Sales to get more information about Veeam pricing.

Create a Dedicated vSphere Account

To add VMware SDDC as a Virtual Infrastructure in Veeam Backup & Replication, we recommend that you create a dedicated vSphere account. This task is beyond the scope of this Playbook, so we recommend that you refer to the VMware documentation cited in the "Before You Begin" topic, above.