Google Cloud Platform: System Requirements

For Google Cloud Platform (GCP), the VSA can be installed on GCP instances running the following operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

For backup and restore operations to be successful, the VSA proxy must reside on the Google Cloud, on the same project where the guest VMs reside. A VSA proxy residing on one project cannot perform backups or restores of guest VMs residing on a different project.

For more information, see System Requirements for the Virtual Server Agent with Google Cloud Platform.