Requirement: This virtual appliance requires a 64-bit capable host.
The Barracuda Backup Vx enables you to build a highly secure and scalable application infrastructure, and can be deployed in supported VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
Storage System Requirements
Any storage infrastructure consisting of Local/Direct-Attached, SAN, and NAS;
Storage with inadequate throughput, read, and write speeds will suffer;
Servers with software RAID, slow NAS, and low-RPM drives will yield poor performance
Table 1. VMware and Hyper-V System Requirements.
|Image Type||Supported Hypervisors|
|OVF||VMware ESX and ESXi (vSphere Hypervisor) versions 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x|
|VHD||Microsoft Hyper-V 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016|
Before deploying the Barracuda Backup Vx, verify your host has sufficient resources. If minimum required resources are not available, the Barracuda Backup Vx may be negatively impacted or the deployment may fail entirely. Size for capacity and performance. Tasks such as backup, offsite replication, data restoration, and purging can use a significant amount of system resources. When considering Barracuda Backup Vx deployment, take into account the use cases in addition to needed storage.
Table 2. vCPU Recommendations.
|Backup Volume||Minimum Recommended vCPUs||High Performance Recommended vCPUs|
|0-2 TB||1 vCPU||2 vCPUs|
|2-6 TB||2 vCPUs||4 vCPUs|
|6-16 TB||4 vCPUs||8 vCPUs|
|16-32 TB||8 vCPUs||16 vCPUs|
|32-100 TB||16 vCPUs||32+ vCPUs|
Table 3. RAM Recommendations.
|Backup Volume||Minimum Recommended RAM||High Performance Recommended RAM|
|0-1TB||2 GB||4 GB|
|1-4 TB||4 GB||8 GB|
|4-12 TB||8 GB||16 GB|
|12-16 TB||16 GB||32 GB|
|16-24 TB||32 GB||64 GB|
|24-48 TB||64 GB||128 GB|
|48-100 TB||128 GB||256+GB|