Updated on 10/31/2016
CloudEndure installation on Windows (Azure)
Before installation
  • CloudEndure was tested on:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64 bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 64 bit
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 64 bit
    Other versions of Windows Server may work, but have not been tested.
  • It is recommended that all available Windows Updates should be installed on the machine. This solves many incompatibilities that Windows distributions used to have with Azure.
  • Note that the time between installation of Windows Updates that require a reboot and the reboot that they require are considered by Microsoft not to be crash-consistent, so please do not create a replica at that state.
  • Make sure that outgoing traffic from the machine to ports 1500 and 443 is enabled at all times. Port 443 is needed to download the agent and for agent upgrades and for communication with the centralized management. Port 1500 is needed for the replication traffic itself.
  • Note that Azure only supports volumes up to 1 TiB in size. Therefore, CloudEndure will not replicate a volume that is bigger than 1TiB. 
  • CloudEndure replicates whole volumes. In case you choose to replicate a partition, its entire volume will be replicated.
  • When replicating machine from on-premise, CloudEndure currently only attaches at most one private IP address to the replica instance. Additional IP addresses can be allocated and attached using Azure API, CLI or console. 

  • Before installing an agent, make sure that your CloudEndure console Replication Settings tab in the Account page has “Source” set to Generic and “Target” is set to your desired target Azure region.