2.2 Standalone Console
The Standalone Console was first introduced in Veeam Backup & Replication v9. Thanks to this component, service providers can install only the minimum required services in the Veeam Backup & Replication server — and control and manage it from a different workstation — by using the console. This removes the need to have a remote desktop connection towards the Veeam Backup & Replication server, and allows for more than two concurrent connections to the Veeam Backup & Replication server itself.
2.5: The Veeam Backup & Replication installation splash screen
When choosing the installation of the different components, a service provider can install Veeam Backup & Replication on the Veeam Backup & Replication server and then use the installer media to deploy the console on a different machine.
Once the administrator installs the two components, he can connect the console to the Veeam Backup & Replication server by filling in the required fields on the connection screen:
2.6: Veeam Standalone Console
Please note that the Standalone Console must be at the same version of the Veeam Backup Server that it is connecting to, otherwise this type of error is expected:
2.7: Standalone Console must be at the same version of the connecting Veeam Backup Server
Incoming: No incoming connection is needed.
Outgoing: The standalone console connects to the Veeam Backup & Replication server over port TCP/9392 (if it has not been modified during Veeam Backup & Replication Service installation)
Because the standalone console is a client component, there is no need to monitor any service on the workstation running it.
Another great advantage of the standalone console is that it doesn’t hold any data but rather shows only information retrieved from Veeam Backup & Replication server upon connection. Because of this, no protection is necessary on the workstation running the standalone console. If needed, providers can simply re-install the console on another workstation or laptop and connect again to the Veeam Backup & Replication server.