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Distributed deployment hardware and software requirements


Applies To: Windows Azure Pack

A distributed deployment is installed on a minimum of eight physical or virtual machines.

Minimum hardware requirements for each machine




8 GB (don't use dynamic memory)

Available hard disk space

40 GB

Software requirements for each machine

  • Windows ServerĀ® 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 (see Windows Server 2012 compatibility for information on which version is best for you)

  • Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.6

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack (SP) 1

  • Internet Information Services (IIS) 8 (built in component of Windows ServerĀ® 2012) or IIS 8.5 (built in component of Windows Server 2012 R2 

  • .NET Framework 4.5 Extended, with ASP.NET for Windows 8

Before you install any of the Windows Azure Pack components, you must install the following software as described in .

After you have prepared the machines to these specifications, you can Install a distributed deployment of Windows Azure Pack.