Azure: System Requirements

For Azure, the VSA can be installed on one or more machines or Azure virtual machines. Any machine where the VSA is installed can act as a VSA proxy to perform backups and restores. For best results, deploy the VSA proxy on a virtual machine in the Azure cloud. A VSA proxy for Azure Classic must have an Azure management certificate installed. Deploying the VSA proxy on an Azure VM that is compute optimized supports faster backups. If the Azure subscription includes multiple regions, deploy at least one VSA proxy per region.

The VSA proxy machine must run one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with Azure.