Step 3. Specify Network Settings

At the Network step of the wizard, do the following:

  1. Select a network and subnet to which you want to connect worker instances created based on the new worker configuration. You can either use an existing virtual network or create a new one.

To create a new network:

  1. Click Add.
  2. In the Create Network window, specify names and ranges of IP addresses for the new virtual network and the new subnet, and click OK.

To specify IP address ranges, use the CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing) notation. For more information on building networks in Microsoft Azure, see Microsoft Docs.


When selecting a network and subnet, consider the following:

  • The specified subnet address range must have at least one free IP address — Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure will launch and simultaneously run as many worker instances as many free IP addresses there are in the subnet range.
  • A virtual network service endpoint (routing) for the Microsoft.Storage.Global service must be configured for virtual networks to which worker instances will be connected — you can either configure the endpoint manually in Microsoft Azure beforehand or let Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure do it for you automatically while deploying the worker instances. To learn how to configure virtual network service endpoints manually, see Microsoft Docs.
  1. Select a security group that will be associated with the specified subnet.

For a group to be displayed in the Network Security Group list, it must be created beforehand as described in Microsoft Docs.


If you want worker instances created based on the new worker configuration to process resources that reside in private virtual networks, the selected security group must allow access to storage accounts and Service Bus namespaces created by Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure. You can tell these resources from other Azure resources by the word veeam in their names and by the backup appliance ID in their tag values.

  1. Choose whether you want Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure to assign public IP addresses to worker instances used for file-level recovery operations.


Specifying Network Settings