Step 3: Advanced Firewall and Proxy Client Configuration (Optional)
Updated: May 9, 2012
Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
|This topic applies to Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 that has been updated with Service Pack 1 (SP1), SP2, or SP3.|
If your enterprise network uses a proxy server or network firewall device that manages Internet traffic, at a minimum you must ensure that specific firewall ports used for communication between Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 and Windows Azure are open. These ports are listed in Configure the network firewall. In some cases, you might need to perform additional steps to configure that server or firewall device, or client software on the head node, to ensure that specific Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 services can communicate with Windows Azure. This additional configuration is only necessary in some environments.
To deploy and use the Windows Azure nodes, the following services that run under the system account on the head node in Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 must be able to communicate over the Internet with the services for Windows Azure:
Because these services run under the system account, they may be blocked by certain proxy servers or network firewalls unless those devices are configured to allow their traffic. Depending on your network environment, you may also need to configure client software on the head node to associate specific user credentials with the services.