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Recipe: Deployment of Veeam Backup for Azure appliance

Expected deliverables:

A Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure appliance deployed in Azure and ready to use.

Time to complete: 15 minutes


  • Internet access.
  • A Microsoft Azure account.
  • An Azure service account with privileges to deploy a VM in Microsoft Azure.

Before you start:

Make sure you have a Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure license, either free or BYOL.


It’s assumed that you have access to Microsoft Azure and enough privileges to deploy appliances from the Marketplace.


  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace portal using credentials of the Microsoft Azure account that you plan to use to install Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. Search for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, select the necessary product edition and click Get It Now.
  2. In the “Create this app in Azure” window, check the contact name, email and phone number of the person responsible for the account used to log in to Microsoft Azure and click Continue. Back to the Microsoft Azure portal, click Create.
  3. At the Basics step of the Create a virtual machine wizard, do the following.
    • Select a Microsoft Azure subscription that will be used to manage costs of the backup appliance and a Resource Group that will hold resources related to the backup appliance.
    • Provide a name for the backup appliance and select a Microsoft Azure region where the backup appliance will operate
    • From the Availability options drop-down list, choose whether you want to require any infrastructure redundancy to achieve high availability
    • From the Image drop-down list, select Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. Make sure the Azure Spot Instance option is set to No.
    • In the Size section, choose a size for the backup appliance (minumm 2 vCPU and 4 GB RAM)
    • In the Administrator account section set the Authentication type option to Password and specify credentials that will be used to access the Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure UI.
  4. At the Disks step of the wizard select a type of the Azure managed disk that will be used with the backup appliance an and Encryption type. Click Next.
  5. At the Networking step of the wizard, select a virtual network and a subnet to which you want to connect the backup appliance. Then, select a public IP address for the backup appliance and select a Network Security Group that will be associated with the specified subnet.
    • Make sure that the Place this virtual machine behind an existing load balancing solution option is set to No.
  6. At the Management step of wizard:
    • For troubleshooting purposes you can optionally enable Boot diagnostics and or OS guest diagnostics. In either case, you have to select a storage account that will be used to keep the collected diagnostic information.
    • Make sure the Enable auto-shutdown option is set to Off. Click Review + create.
  7. At the Review + create step of the Create a virtual machine wizard, review summary information and click Create to begin installation

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