Access Node Requirements for Azure

For Azure, you can install the Virtual Server software package on one or more virtual machines or Azure virtual machines. Any virtual machine that has the Virtual Server Agent installed can function as an access node (VSA proxy) to perform operations.

For best results, deploy the access node as a virtual machine in the Azure cloud. Deploying the access node as an Azure VM that is compute optimized supports faster operations. If the Azure subscription includes multiple regions, deploy at least one access node in each region.

An access node machine must run one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows:

    Configure one of the following versions with the required software:

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Editions

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Editions

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

  • Linux:

    Install the Virtual Server Agent on a Linux machine that runs any of the following operating systems:

    • CentOS 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, or 7.9

    • Oracle Linux 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, or 8.7

    • RHEL 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, or 8.7


      To use a machine that runs RHEL 7.7 as a VSA proxy, you must install the pcre-devel-8.32-17.el7.x86_64 package.

      For Oracle Linux 8 or RHEL 8 VMs, to install operating system packages that are required to enable automatic installation of Mono, register the VMs with Oracle Linux or Red Hat. For more information, see Deploying a Linux Machine as a VSA Proxy.

For more information, see System Requirements for Virtual Server Agent with Azure.