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Distributed deployment hardware and software prerequisites

Updated: October 29, 2013

Applies To: Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

In a production environment, the components that Windows Azure Pack requires are intended to run on a minimum of eight machines. These machines can be physical or virtual.

Install the required components in the following order:

  1. Microsoft SQL Server for Windows Azure Pack management databases

  2. Admin API

  3. Tenant API

  4. Tenant public API

  5. Admin authentication site

  6. Tenant authentication site

  7. Admin site (management portal for administrators)

  8. Tenant site (management portal for tenants)

Each deployment machine has the following system recommendations:

  • 2 CPUs.

  • 4 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.

  • 40 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space.

Before you install any of the required Windows Azure Pack components, you must install the following software, as described in Install software prerequisites.

  • Windows Server® 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack (SP) 1

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 8 (built in component of Windows Server® 2012) or IIS 8.5 (built in component of Windows Server 2012 R2

  • .NET Framework 4.5 Extended, with ASP.NET for Windows 8

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