Step 4. Configure Network Settings

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    At the Networking step of the Create a virtual machine wizard, do the following:

    1. From the Virtual network drop-down list, select a virtual network to which you want to connect the backup appliance.

    You can either use an existing virtual network or create a new one. For more information on building networks in Microsoft Azure, see Microsoft Docs.

    1. From the Subnet drop-down list, select a subnet to which you want to connect the backup appliance.

    Subnets allow you to segment virtual networks and distribute the address space among Azure resources. You can either use an existing subnet or add a new one. For more information on managing subnets in Microsoft Azure, see Microsoft Docs.

    1. From the Public IP drop-down list, select a public IP address that will be associated with the backup appliance.

    Public IP addresses allows Azure VMs to communicate to the Internet and public-facing Azure services. You can either use an existing public IP address or add a new one. For more information on assigning public IP address to Azure resources, see Microsoft Docs.

    1. From the Configure network security group drop-down list, select a security group that will be associated with the specified subnet.

    Security groups are used to filter network inbound traffic to and outbound traffic from Azure resources. Each security group contains a set of rules that control the traffic. You can either use an existing security group or create a new one. For more information on configuring security group rules, see Microsoft Docs.

    Important

    Consider that security rules configured in the selected network security group must allow direct network traffic to Azure resources, proxy redirect or setting a proxy in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure configuration is not supported.

    1. Make sure that the Place this virtual machine behind an existing load balancing solution option is set to No.

    Load balancers allow you to distribute traffic load among several VMs, but since there is only one VM running Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure, no load balancing is required. It is not recommended that you set the Place this virtual machine behind an existing load balancing solution option to Yes since this may cause an unpredictable performance malfunction of the VM running Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. For more information on using load balancers in Microsoft Azure, see Microsoft Docs.

    1. Other options on the Networking page are preconfigured by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure and cannot be changed. Click Review + create.

     

    Step 4. Configure Network Settings