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Azure Virtual Machines Deployment Guidelines

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Azure Virtual Machine (VM) deployments have specific technical and sizing requirements and a set of Cortex XSOAR best practices.
After you configure and verify your Azure Virtual Machine, install the Cortex XSOAR Server.
Supported Azure VM sizes
Cortex XSOAR server installation is supported on the following Azure VM sizes.
Instance Type
Instance Name
D-Series v4 - General Purpose
D16as_v4
D48as_v4
D96as_v4
F-Series v2 - Compute-Optimized
F48s_v2
F64s_v2
F72s_v2
H-Series - High Performance Compute
H16
H16m
H16r
L-Series v2
L16s_v2
L48s_v2
L80s_v2
D-Series v3 - General Purpose
D16s_v3
D48s_v3
D64s_v3
The guideline for VM selection is to start with a VM from at least the General Purpose family with a minimum of 16 vCPUs and 64 GB of memory.
Supported Azure managed disk
We recommend that you use a managed disk from the Premium SSD family with a minimum IOPS of 5000+ and minimum disk space of 500 GB.
Network Security
Inbound connections: Cortex XSOAR server requires that you open HTTPS port 443 for inbound connections.
Outbound connections: outbound ports depend on your integrations and specific requirements. By default, Azure Network Security groups allow all outbound traffic.
Supported OS
Cortex XSOAR supports server installation on these Linux distributions.
Azure Backup
You can use Azure Snapshots to back up your Azure VM and disks. Use snapshots for incremental backups, point-in-time restoration, and to view historical data.

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