Step 2. Specify VM Configuration
At the VM Configuration step of the wizard, create a new VM configuration.
To create a new configuration, do the following:
- In the Region drop-down list, select a region to which to deploy new workers.
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can deploy workers to the region of the target Azure storage account only.
For more information about storage accounts, see this Microsoft article.
- In the Min field, specify the number of workers that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure must deploy in advance so backup and restore operations to/from backup repositories can be executed immediately, without waiting for a worker to be created.
You can set this value to 0 if you want to minimize the costs of having additional instances, or you can set this value to 1 or more — to improve performance and minimize delays during backup and restore operations.
- In the Max field, specify the maximum allowed number of workers that Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure can deploy and use concurrently during backup/restore to/from backup repositories.
By default, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure selects the optimal VM size for workers. To change the default size, click the link of the selected size and proceed to Selecting Worker Size.
To select a size for workers, in the Select VM size window, do the following:
Veeam Backup for Microsoft Azure orders VM sizes by price (from cheapest to most expensive). Using VMs that have more than 4 CPUs makes no difference in performance. Such VMs also have higher network throughput rate. For more information about VM sizes in Azure, see this Microsoft article.
To select a size, select the VM name in the table and click OK.