44177: Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud: Hardware Requirements

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vSphere capacity requirements for the components of Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud


Agent for ESX(i) (Virtual Appliance)

Agents for ESX(i) run as virtual appliances in the vCloud resource group. If a cluster contains a big number of backed up virtual machines, you may want to deploy more than one agent to this cluster.

vSphere capacity requirements for Agent for ESX(i) (Virtual Appliance):

Memory Disk Size CPU Number
1 GB 6 GB (thick provisioning) 2 (the default Virtual Appliance setting)
4-8 (recommended if backing up 5-10 VMs simultaneously)


Agent for vCloud

Agent for vCloud needs to be imported from the OVF template to the management cluster.

vSphere capacity requirements for Agent for vCloud:

Memory Disk Size CPU Number
2 GB 8 GB (thick provisioning) 1

Management Server

Acronis Management Server needs to be installed in the management cluster on a virtual machine running Windows.

vSphere capacity requirements for a machine running Windows Server 2003/2008 R2 and the specified components:

Components Memory Disk Size CPU Number
Management Server + Management Console 2 GB min 20 GB (thick provisioning) 1
Management Server + Management Console + Microsoft SQL Server Express (installed by default with the Management Server) 3 GB min 30 GB (thick provisioning) 2

More information

See also Acronis Backup Advanced for vCloud.



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