The Veeam Cookbook Series
A simple step by step no frills approach to achieving your goal
Recipe: Add a New VMware Proxy server
A VMware Proxy server for Veeam Backup & Replication that processes jobs and delivers backup traffic from vSphere to backup repositories. You can deploy and use several backup proxies to distribute the backup workload.
Time to complete: 5 minutes
- Server (Virtual or Physical) with minimum of 2 cores (vCPUs), plus 1 core (vCPU) for each additional concurrent task, 2 GB RAM plus 200 MB for each concurrent task, disk space 300 MB plus 50 MB for each concurrent task.
- A supported operating system, Windows Server or Linux.
- Local Administrator or root account on your server.
Before you start:
The Veeam Proxy software is automatically uploaded and installed by the Veeam Backup and Replication server.
You have a Veeam Backup and Replication server installed.
You have added at least one Microsoft Windows Server or Linux Serverin the Backup infrastructure.
- Open the Veeam Backup & Replication Console.
- Open the Backup Infrastructure view, in the inventory pane select the Backup Proxies node, click Add Proxy on the ribbon and select VMware.
- At the Server step of the wizard:
- From the Choose server list, select a server to which you want to assign the VMware Backup Proxy role.
- You can manually select the data transport mode for Windows-based Proxy servers. Click “Choose” on the right of the “Transport mode” field to select the proper one, or leave the default (Automatic Selection).
- In the “Max concurrent tasks” field, you can specify the number of tasks that the backup proxy must handle in parallel if required, otherwise just leave the default.
- At the Traffic Rules step of the wizard, configure network traffic rules if required. Click Apply.
- At the Apply step of the wizard, wait for the backup proxy to be added to the backup infrastructure. Then click Next.
- At the Summary step of the wizard, check that the backup proxy is added. Then click Finish to exit the wizard.
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