Step 4. Configure Helper Appliance Settings
To restore guest OS files or application items, Veeam Backup & Replication deploys on the AHV cluster a helper appliance. The helper appliance is a VM running the Linux operating system with a minimal set of components. The helper appliance occupies 50 MB of storage space and requires 3072 MB RAM.
At the Appliance Settings step of the wizard, do the following:
- Click Choose next to the Storage Container field, and specify a storage container where helper appliance system files will be stored in the Select Storage Container window.
For a container to be displayed in the list of the available containers, it must be configured in the Nutanix AHV cluster as described in Nutanix documentation.
- Click Choose next to the Network field, and specify a network to which the helper appliance will be connected.
For a network to be displayed in the list of the available networks, it must be configured in the Nutanix AHV cluster as described in Nutanix documentation.
- If DHCP is enabled for the selected network, the IP address and DNS settings of the helper appliance can be obtained automatically.
If DHCP is disabled for the selected network, or you want to specify an IP address and configure DNS settings manually, select the Use the following IP address option and enter the helper appliance IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. If you select this option, you will be able to perform only one guest OS file restore or application items restore session at a time.
- To enable FTP access to the helper appliance, select the Enable FTP server on appliance (advanced) check box.