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To work with Alteryx Server on Azure, you will need:
An Azure subscription. If you don’t have an Azure subscription, you can sign up for a free trial.
Microsoft Remote Desktop (RDP) software. Remote Desktop is used to connect to the virtual machine (VM) running Alteryx Server.
An Alteryx Server license.
An Alteryx Server installer. Installers can be downloaded from alteryx.com.
Select your Windows Server version and VM size
Select a Windows Server version and VM size that meets or exceeds the system requirements for Alteryx Server. Take a look at Azure’s VM size table to see what size best fits your needs. Make sure to consider price vs. performance. Larger VMs perform better but cost more.
4. Choose a version of Windows Server. Select Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter if you don’t have a preference.
5. At the bottom of the page, click the Create button.
6. Fill out the required information in the Basicssection of the Create Virtual Machine pane. Click the OK button at the bottom to move on after you’ve filled out the required fields.
Name: A name for your VM.
User name: A user that will have the ability to RDP into the VM.
Password: The password for the above user.
Subscription: If you have multiple subscriptions, choose which subscription to put the VM in.
Resource group: Resource groups help group together related VMs. Either create a new resource group or place the new server into an existing group of similar resources.
Location: Where you’d like the server to be placed. You should select a location that will be closest to your users for optimum performance.
7. In the Sizesection, choose a size that meets the tech specs for Alteryx Server. When ready, click the Select button at the bottom.
8. In the Settingssection, configure the various settings for how you’d like to configure the VM. Generally, you’ll want to leave the defaults in place. For Availability Set select None. Click the OK button at the bottom when done.
9. Review the VM settings in the Summarypane and make sure everything looks correct. Click the OK button at the bottom when ready.
10. Click on the VM once it’s been deployed. Click Settings > Network Interfaces > $INTERFACE > Network security group > Inbound security rules > Addto start adding a new rule to the security group.
11. Add a rule for HTTP access. This will allow installations of Alteryx Designer to talk to the Alteryx Server VM. Give the rule a name and change the Protocol to TCP. It is highly recommended to change the Source setting to be locked down to an IP address or an IP range that you control. When finished, click the OK button. Add more access rules as needed for any other IP addresses or IP ranges.
Step 2: Connect to the VM
Click on the Virtual Machinesentry on the left side of the page.
Click on the VM’s name in the list.
Click on the Connect This will download an .rdp file for Remote Desktop connections.
Open the file downloaded in the previous step. If you see a warning that the publisher of the remote connection can’t be identified, click Connect. This will open a new Remote Desktop connection. Enter the user name and password set during VM creation.
Step 3: Install Alteryx Server
Installing Alteryx Server in Azure is similar to installing on any other server.