In a series of recent discussions with virtualization and security expert Edward Haletky, it became clear that some education in networking footprints for virtualization data protection is indeed overdue. This is partly a follow-up discussion from the Virtualization Security Roundtable podcast, episode 52, in which Doug Hazelman from Veeam discussed backups and the proliferation of data.

If you haven’t listened to the podcast, it is a good idea to do so. In relation to Veeam’s products, we’ve produced a one page easy-to-read Visio page (click here to download the Visio file) that has the current port assignments for Veeam Backup & Replication v5. The port usage is defined fully in the User Guide, starting in the Used Ports section on page 30. This is shown in the figure below:

This is a good starting point for analyzing the footprint of data for the Veeam Backup and Replication v5 installation, as well as its supporting components. Other pieces, such as Active Directory and DNS are not listed on the diagram; but are nonetheless critical to the overall operation of the solution.

Do you have any comments about this networking information? What types of additional resources would you like to see? Leave a comment below.

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  • BZanten

    I’m backupping a TMG VM. I had to open up several ports in the TMG server itself for it to be allowed to be backed up.. so the backup server also contacts the VM… I’ve opened up ports : CIFS (TCP), NetBIOS Datagram, NetBIOS Name Service, NETBIOS Session, RPC (All interfaces), Veeam 16099, Veeam 49012. Then it worked.

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