Control Room prerequisites
Verify the hardware, software, and configuration required to install Control Room. Confirm the data center is configured to support the Control Room and its functions.
The Control Room is installed on servers in a data center. The servers can be physical or a virtual machine as an instance with a cloud provider, such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services.
- Hardware requirements
- The Control Room is deployed on servers in data centers. The Enterprise Client is deployed on any device that runs the supported operating system. The minimum Automation Anywhere hardware requirements include: server, machine, processor, RAM, disk storage, and network.
- Operating system and platform compatibility
- Control Room and Enterprise Client both are installed on machines with supported operating systems. The Control Room and Enterprise Client tables list the supported Windows versions.
- Dependencies for supported services
- Control Room and Enterprise Client have additional third party requirements depending upon the Automation Anywhere Enterprise options you choose. Some are optionally installed with Automation Anywhere Enterprise deployment. Some require an Automation Anywhere specific plug-in.
- Credential requirements
- Login credentials are required at different stages of the Automation Anywhere Enterprise deployment and use. Credentials are required for installation and data center servers, access to Automation Anywhere Enterprise components, and to run tools in bots.
Data center requirements
- Database requirements
- For Oracle Database, one instance of the database with two separate schemas of the same database are required. For Microsoft SQL Server, two databases on the same instance of the database server are required. View the list of supported databases, database server type, version, hardware, and operating system requirements, and database backup and recovery requirements.
- Working with SQL Servers
- Configure Microsoft SQL Servers before setting up the Control Room database.
- Load balancer requirements
- View the load balancer requirements for Automation Anywhere installation. This includes load balancer minimums, and both TCP and HTTPS layer load balancing requirements.
- Control Room ports, protocols, and firewall requirements
- View the default and configurable firewall, port, and protocol requirements for Automation Anywhere deployment.
- Version control requirements
- Optionally, install a version control system (VCS) suitable to your environment, enable the installed VCS for a repository from the Control Room and use the version control features using the respective Enterprise Client.
- Supported browsers
- Supported browsers are used to access the Control Room. In the Enterprise Client, build bots with tasks that use a supported browser. Automation Anywhere Enterprise provides browser-specific plug-ins.
- Capacity and performance planning
- To plan your deployment capacity and performance, understand the requirements, limits, and defaults that determine the number of simultaneous bots, user sessions, and processing rates.
- HA, DR, and single-node deployments
- Identify your key requirements before selecting
a deployment model. Automation Anywhere Enterprise offers multiple deployment options to meet
various levels of enterprise cost/price performance and resiliency needs. This includes
installation on single-nodes, Highly Available (HA) clusters at single locations, and Disaster Recovery (DR) across
geographically separated sites.
- High Availability deployment model
- The High Availability (HA) deployment model provides failure tolerance for the Control Room servers, services, and databases.
- Disaster Recovery deployment model
- The Disaster Recovery (DR) deployment model uses High Availability (HA) clusters distributed over a geographic area.