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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: System Requirements

The following requirements apply when using the Virtual Server Agent with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Hypervisor

Add a separate hypervisor definition for each Oracle Cloud Infrastructure region.

Proxy Requirements

  • The VSA proxy must be an instance running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
  • Deploy a VSA proxy for each availability domain.
  • The proxy must run one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • For Linux proxy support, deploy a File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL) on an instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

      The Linux instance must have the MediaAgent and Virtual Server Agent packages installed.

  • The iscsiadm (isci-initiator-utils) package must be installed on the proxy.

Note: To back up an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure instance that has storage pool disks, you must use a Linux proxy.

FREL Configuration

To restore files from a Linux instance, deploy a File Recovery Enabler for Linux (FREL). The FREL instance must meet the following requirements:

  • CentOS 7.5 or 8

    Note: For CentOS 8 instances, to install operating system packages that are required to enable automatic installation of Mono, register the instances with CentOS.

  • Virtual Server Agent and MediaAgent packages installed

For more information, see the following pages:

Proxy Installation Requirements

On Windows:

On UNIX:

Guest Operating System Support

The following guest instance operating systems are supported for VM conversion:

  • CentOS 7
  • RHEL 6, RHEL 7
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: You can only back up and restore instances in the root compartment and first-level compartments for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure regions. You cannot back up instances in subcompartments or restore instances to subcompartments. As a workaround, either move the instances to the root compartment or a first-level compartment, or install an agent such as a file system agent on the guest instances.

Last modified: 1/26/2021 7:03:41 PM