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Azure Installation

This topic covers the virtual machine requirements, including memory and data storage, for deploying the Delphix Engine on the Azure public cloud and Government Cloud. 

Instance Types

The Delphix Engine can run on a variety of different Azure instances. We recommend the following instances:

Requirements Notes

16 CPUs, 112GB, 32 devices
8 CPUs, 112GB, 16 devices
16 CPUs, 244GB, 32 devices
32 CPUs, 448GB, 64 devices

Network bandwidth and IOPS limits are specific to each instance type:
- See DSv2 specifications for more details.
- See GS specifications for more details.
General Purpose
Network bandwidth and IOPS limits are specific to each instance type:
- See DSv2 specifications for more details.
- See DSv3 specifications for more details.

TIP - Estimating Delphix VM Memory Requirements

On the Azure platform, commendation is to provide 8 GB of memory for the Delphix Masking Engine in addition to any memory that will be used by running jobs.

Network Configuration

Requirements Notes
Azure Virtual Network (VNet) The Delphix Engine and all the source and target environments must be accessible within the same virtual network.
Network Security Group (NSG) You must modify the security group to allow access to all of the networking ports used by the Delphix Engine and the various source and target platforms.

See Network Connectivity Requirements for information about specific port configurations.

Storage Configuration


You must always attach a minimum of 2 storage pools to the Delphix Engine; one for rpool and other for domain0 pool.

We recommend using a total of four disks to run your Delphix Engine. One disk is used for the Delphix File System (DxFS) to ensure that its file systems are always consistent on disk without additional serialization. The other three disks will be used for data storage. This also enables the Delphix Engine to achieve higher I/O rates by queueing more I/O operations to its storage.

Requirements Notes
Azure Premium Storage - Premium storage utilizes solid-state drives (SSDs)
- Devices up to 4096GB are supported
- Maximum of 256TB is supported
- I/O requests of up to 256 kilobytes (KB) are counted as a single I/O operation (IOP) for provisioned IOPS volumes
- IOPS vary based on storage size with a maximum of 7,500 IOPS
System Disk The minimum recommended storage size for the System Disk is 300 GB.
Metadata Disk(s) The minimum recommended storage size of the Metadata Volume is 50 GB.


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Installing VHD on AZURE

Use the following steps to install your VHD:

  1. On the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, search for Delphix. Click GET IT NOW.

  2. Reference the Installation and Configuration Requirements for the Delphix Engine in Azure when deploying the VHD.

  3. Jump to Setting up the Delphix Engine section to learn how to activate the masking service now that you have the software installed.