Deploy Virtual Appliances

Two virtual appliances (VAs) are required per Umbrella site. It is critical that these VAs are not cloned or copied in any way. Each VA must be set up and configured manually.

Backing up or cloning Umbrella virtual appliances (VAs) is not recommended. This will cause sync issues when restoring the VAs. VAs do not cache any data that would require backing up. Users should deploy two VAs per site in order to avoid downtime if one of the VAs are out of commission. These VAs should be configured manually and not cloned or copied. For more information, see Importance of Running Two VAs.

Note: It is assumed that you have a basic knowledge of Hyper-V, VMware, or Azure.

Choose the appropriate procedure based on your OS and software:

Importance of Running Two VAs < Deploy Virtual Appliances > Deploy VAs in Hyper-V for Windows 2012 or Higher