Configuring Automatic Scaling for Azure Access Nodes

To set up automatic scaling, you must create and configure some entities in the Command Center.


  1. Verify that the Command Center includes a server that represents an Azure Cloud access node. The software uses this access node as the controller for the hypervisor where you configure automatic scaling.

    If there is no server for an Azure Cloud access node, then add a server using the Virtual Server package. For instructions, see Adding an Additional Server.

  2. Create an empty server group that will be used to create and decommission Azure access nodes. You will select this server group when you configure the hypervisor for automatic scaling:

    1. In the Name box, enter a name for the server group, and then select Manual Association.


      Do not select any servers.

    2. Click Save.

    For instructions about adding a server group, see Adding a Server Group by Using Manual Association.

  3. Create a one-way, direct-connection (server-to-client) network topology so that the access node and the server group can communicate.

    • From the Servers list, select the Azure Cloud access node.

    • From the Network gateways list, select the empty server group.

    For instructions about creating a network topology, see Setting Up a One-Way Direct Connection.

  4. Depending on your environment, add one or more Azure hypervisors:

    1. For all environments, add a hypervisor for the Azure Account Administrator. This is the hypervisor where you will enable automatic scaling. For instructions, see Adding an Azure Hypervisor for Automatic Scaling.

    2. If you have multiple Azure accounts (such as in multi-tenant or managed service provider environments), add an additional hypervisor for each Azure tenant account. The Azure software allows the Azure tenant accounts to automatically authenticate with the Azure Account Administrator. For instructions about setting up a multi-tenant environment, see Setting Up an Application and Tenant for Azure Resource Manager.

  5. Configure the hypervisor for automatic scaling. For instructions, see Configuring an Azure Hypervisor for Automatic Scaling.