Enterprise 11: Verify readiness for installation on Microsoft Azure

Use these steps to configure third-party products for the Control Room installation.

Note: Because these installation steps do not account for all possible system requirements and configurations, your specific steps might vary and Automation Anywhere does not make any warranties that these steps conform with your specific configurations.
To configure third-party products prior to installation, do the following steps:


  1. Ensure the installation environment meets the data center requirements and collect the necessary information about the following components:
    • Load balancer (basic or standard) or Application Gateway- IP address

    • Ensure that Microsoft Azure supports WebSocket in Transport Layer.
    • Ensure that Microsoft Azure supports WebSocket at the Application level using the Application Gateway.
    • Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL Server - port credentials

    • Microsoft Azure SQL database - Virtual core (vCore) provisioning model
      Note: We recommend the vCore model rather than the DTU model. The vCore-based provisioning model works best with our installation environment, so use the model even for the common workload. The DTU-based provisioning model might lead to the performance issues.
    • SMB file share - address credentials

    • Subversion server (optional) - port credentials

    • Enterprise identity management system (optional)

      If you have Active Directory (AD) - AD server domain credentials

    • SMTP- host port HTTP/S ports for TLS (optional)

    • Control Room servers- Have Windows credential manager installed

  2. Configure the Network Security Group as per the recommended security policies for Inbound Port rules:
    Data center object Port Protocol
    Control Room 80, 443 Any
    Azure Active Directory 53, 389 Any
    LDAP 3268, 3269 Any
    email SMTP 587 Any
    SSH 22 Any
    RDP 3389 TCP
  3. Configure the AD server.
    Ensure all users are part of the AD domain and the AD server is setup in IaaS mode for Azure cluster environment installations. To add user, navigate to Active Directory Users and Computers > <domain> > Users and add the necessary user.
    To configure the AD server on Azure with IDaaS, refer to the Microsoft Azure documentation.
  4. Ensure the Control Room servers in the cluster can ping each other.
    1. If the ping is not successful:
      • Enable the following below file and printer sharing firewall rule:

        File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In) File and Printer Sharing All Yes Allow No Any Any Any ICMPv4

      • Ping the Control Room after enabling the firewall rule change.

Next steps

When you have completed the pre-installation configurations, Enterprise 11: Begin Control Room installation on Microsoft Azure.