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.
D-Series v4 - General Purpose
F-Series v2 - Compute-Optimized
H-Series - High Performance Compute
D-Series v3 - General Purpose
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.
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.
Cortex XSOAR supports server installation on these Linux distributions.
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.