System Requirements for Azure SQL Managed Instance

Verify that your environment meets the system requirements for Azure SQL Managed Instance.

Azure Cloud

  • Verify that the following ports are open on the computer that has access to the Azure cloud:

    • 443 to

    • 1433 to *


      Depending on your Azure environment, you might need to open additional ports. For more information, see Granting access to Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse in the Microsoft documentation.

    • 22, on the access node computer with Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system.

  • Verify that the Azure setup is using public clouds only.


    Sovereign clouds, such as in Germany or China, are not supported. For more information, go to Azure Regions Decision Guide in the Microsoft documentation.

On-Premises Access Nodes

  • If the client accesses Azure through an access node, then the user that runs the Commvault services must have the access node settings configured through Internet Explorer. If the Commvault services run under a local system account, then perform the following steps to set the access node settings:

    1. To open a command window with the local system account, run the following command:

      psexec.exe -i -s -d cmd.exe

    2. To confirm the user account, run the following command:


    3. To set the proxy server, run the following command:


  • For restoring an on-premises backup to the Azure cloud:

    • Install SQL Server on the access node.

      The operating system of the access node can be either Windows or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    • Verify that the SQL server on the proxy client has the most recent SQL version so that the proxy server is in sync with the Azure instance.


      Azure always has the most recent SQL version.

Supported TLS Version

The software supports database protection operations on TLS version 1.2.