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Veeam Agents could be easily managed from Veeam Backup & Replication console, but this works only for licensed agents.

If you have a free agent or simply a standalone agent you must manage it directly, including manage its lifecycle.

But it remain very easy like in the past (see for example
Upgrade to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.2 ), by using directly the Veeam Agent console, where you can check if a new version is available and start the download and upgrade process.

In this example I’m starting from version 3.0.0748:

Check and download a new version of Veeam Agent

Note that this is possible also with the Free Edition.

When the download is finished you can start the upgrade process directly from the console:

Install the the new Veeam Agent version

Of course you need local Administrator permissions to perform this operation.

The installation will start and you can check the status still from the Veeam Agent Console:

Veeam Agent update is running

When is completed you will notice a summary with also the what’s new of this new version:

Veeam Agent 3.0.1

Now the update is completed:

Update completed

At this point remember to run the Veeam Recovery Media creation wizard, in order to build an ISO image to perform bare metal restore. The old media will be no more usable, so you really want a new version.

Also check if the backup jobs are still running correctly and if there are new options available.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (3018 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.