Veeam Cloud Connect Backup

How To Add New Cloud Gateways

Adding New Cloud Gateway


When you configure the Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure, you must deploy at least one cloud gateway. Cloud gateways are network appliances that route traffic between tenants’ Veeam backup servers and SP cloud infrastructure components. The role of a cloud gateway can be assigned to any Microsoft Windows server, including the Veeam backup server.

You can deploy one or several cloud gateways. Several cloud gateways can be set up for scalability purposes, to balance the traffic load in the Veeam Cloud Connect infrastructure.

Before deploying a cloud gateway, check prerequisites:-

The server that will perform the role of a cloud gateway must the following requirements:

  • The cloud gateway can be a physical or virtual machine.
  • The cloud gateway must run Microsoft Windows OS. 

Then use the New Cloud Gateway wizard to add a cloud gateway.

Step1:- Launch the New Gateway wizard:

To launch the New Cloud Gateway wizard, do one of the following:

  • Open the Cloud Connect view. Click the Cloud Connect node in the inventory pane and click Add Cloud Gateway in the working area.
  • Open the Cloud Connect view. Click Add Cloud Gateway on the ribbon.
  • Open the Cloud Connect view. Right-click the Cloud Gateways node in the inventory pane or right-click anywhere in the working area and select Add cloud gateway.

Step2:- Choose a server:

At the Name step of the wizard, specify settings of a server that will be used as a cloud gateway.

  1. From the Choose server list, select a Microsoft Windows server that will perform the role of a cloud gateway. You can select any server added to Veeam Backup & Replication or assign the cloud gateway role to the Veeam backup server itself.

If the server is not added yet, click Add New to open the New Windows Server wizard.

  1. In the Description field, describe the cloud gateway. The default description contains information about the user who added the cloud gateway, date and time when the cloud gateway was added.
  2. In the External port field, specify a TCP/IP port over which tenant Veeam backup servers will communicate with the cloud gateway. By default, port number 6180 is used.

Step3:- Specify networking settings:

At the Networking step of the wizard, select the network mode that will be used by the cloud gateway to communicate with Veeam backup servers on the tenants’ side.

You can choose between two network modes: direct mode or NAT mode.

  • If a cloud gateway has a direct network connection to Veeam backup servers on tenants’ side, select This server is connected directly to the internet. From the NIC list, select a network interface card on the cloud gateway that will be used to communicate with tenants’ Veeam backup servers.
  • If a cloud gateway is located in the local network behind the NAT gateway:
    1. Select Located behind NAT or uses external DNS name.
    2. In the DNS name field, specify a DNS name of the NAT gateway.
    3. In the Internal Port field, specify a port on the local network behind the NAT used for listening to connections from tenants. By default, port 6180 is used.

Step4:- Review cloud gateway settings:

At the Review step of the wizard, review the components that will be installed on the cloud gateway server.


Step5:- Assess results:


At the Apply step of the wizard, Veeam Backup & Replication will install the components on the cloud gateway server. Wait for the required operations to complete and click Next to continue.

Step6:- Finish working with the wizard:

At the Summary step of the wizard, complete the procedure of cloud gateway configuration.

  1. Review the information about the added cloud gateway.
  2. Click Finish to exit the wizard.