Generation 2 VM Support

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    Veeam Backup & Replication offers experimental support for generation 2 VMs within restore to Microsoft Azure feature. Generation 2 VMs are virtual machines with advanced functionality.

    For more information about generation 2 VMs, see this Microsoft article: Generation 2 Virtual Machine Overview.

    For more information about Microsoft Azure support for generation 2 VMs, see this Microsoft article: Support for Generation 2 VMs on Azure.

    To learn how to switch on generation 2 VM support, see this Veeam KB article.

    Requirements and Limitations for Generation 2 VM Support

    • Not all VM sizes are compatible with generation 2 VMs. You will be able to select only the compatible sizes from the Size list at the Specify VM Size step of the Restore to Azure wizard.
    • Generation 2 VMs support only managed disks. Thus, you will need to select the managed storage type from the Storage type list at the Specify VM Size step of the Restore to Azure wizard.
    • The OS in the restored backups must have UEFI boot. Otherwise, the restored VMs may be unbootable.