This article provides steps to resolve the error message "Warning: To perform local screenshot verification, you must expose hardware assisted virtualization to this device and then reboot."
This article applies to all virtual Datto SIRIS and Alto devices.
- Datto SIRIS
A virtual Datto appliance will display this warning if it does not have access to hardware-assisted virtualization on its host hypervisor, because it cannot run nested virtual machines for local screenshot verification.
Figure 1: Hardware assisted virtualization warning
You can resolve this error by either:
- Configuring a hypervisor connection for screenshot purposes
- Using the hypervisor's administrative interface to expose hardware-assisted virtualization to the virtual backup device.
Figure 1: Enabling hardware assisted virtualization in vSphere
See Expose VMWare Hardware Assisted Virtualization in the vSphere Web Client (external website) for a walkthrough of this process.