With the release of Update 4 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 we further enhanced our overall cloud capabilities by adding a number of new features and enhancements that focus on tenants being able to leverage Veeam Cloud and Service Providers as well as Public Cloud services. With the addition of Cloud Mobility, External Repository and Cloud Connect Replication supporting vCloud Director we decided to break out the existing credential manager and create a new manager dedicated to the configuration and management of Cloud specific credentials.
The manager can be accessed by clicking on the top left dropdown menu from the Backup & Replication Console and then choosing Manage Cloud Credentials.
You can use the Cloud Credentials Manager to create and manage all credentials that are planned to use to connect to cloud services.
The following types of credentials can be configured and managed:
- Veeam Cloud Connect (Backup and Replication for both Hardware Plans and vCD)
- Amazon AWS (Storage and Compute)
- Microsoft Azure Storage (Azure Blob)
- Microsoft Azure Compute (Azure and Azure Stack)
The Cloud Connect credentials are straight forward in terms of what they are used for. There is even a way for non vCloud Director Authenticated tenants to change their own default passwords directly.
When it comes to AWS and Azure credentials the manager will allow you to configure accounts that can be used with Object Storage Repositories, Restore to AWS (new in Update 4), Restore to Azure and Restore to Azure Stack (new in Update 4).
For those that would like to configure these accounts outside of the Backup & Replication Console, there is a full complement of PowerShell commands available via the Veeam PowerShell Snap-in.
As an example, as part of my Configure-Veeam GitHub Project I have a section that configures a new Scale Out Backup Repository with an Object Storage Repository Capacity Tier backed by Amazon S3. The initial part of that code is to create a new Amazon Storage Account.
#Add AWS Account Credentials
Add-VBRAmazonAccount -AccessKey $config.SOBRRepo.AWSAccessKey -SecretKey $config.SOBRRepo.AWSSecretKey | Out-Null
For a full list of PowerShell capabilities related to this, click here.
So there you go…a very quick look at another new enhancement in Update 4 for Backup & Replication 9.5 that might have gone under the radar.