Virtual Appliance Overview & Deployment

A virtual appliance is a virtual machine image working on a Linux-based system with a built-in Xopero ONE application. This image can be deployed using Xopero ONE Management Service.

Its main purpose is to use it as a backup proxy. The virtual appliance gives a possibility to use SCSI HotAdd (one of the fastest of the all available transport methods) capability that allows attaching devices to a Virtual Machine while the Virtual Machine is running. It's very useful in the case of both backup and restore processes.

The default parameters for the Virtual appliance are set to:

  • 2 CPU,

  • 4 GB RAM,

  • 100GB of disk space,

Xopero Software recommends Virtual appliance usage to achieve the highest efficiency of backup plans.


To create Xopero ONE Virtual Appliance open the VMware tab and click the Deploy virtual appliance button at the top bar.

After doing so, the system will display another view called New VMware protection, where you can select one of the available(at Xopero ONE) VMware environments.

The selected environment will be responsible for running Xopero ONE Virtual Appliance. After that, you can select the exact Host or cluster that the machine will run on, but also a Datastore, which will keep the virtual machine drives.

The next part is dedicated to Virtual network - where you can select the virtual network for your machine. There's also information about Guest OS username/password and Xopero ONE Management Service address - the one that the application on Virtual Appliance will try to connect with.

Make sure that the Device used to deploy can reach your VMware host/cluster since it will be responsible for the installation. If the communication between the chosen device and VMware is not available, then the process will fail.

Devices with macOS are not supported as device used to deploy Virtual Appliances in Xopero ONE.

You can also set up IP configuration by selecting DHCP or the Manual setup option by clicking the Network button at the very bottom of the form:

The first option will automatically assign network settings to a virtual machine adapter through DHCP protocol, while the second one (Manual setup) allows the user to configure each parameter value with their preferences.

After making your choice and providing all the required details click Save(1) button on Network settings and the Next(2) button to install the Virtual appliance.

Right after that, the system will display the progress of the deployment process.

As the process finishes correctly, the system will display a Success message. From now on, you can use the Virtual Appliance agent as your worker device in any VMware backup plan.

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