Atria v15+ System Requirements

Atria v15+ System Requirements

Overview 

The following article provides the prerequisites necessary for the deployment of Atria v15+ into your environment.   

System Requirements  

Environment 

Core servers for the platform should be domain joined. Before you can deploy Atria the Active Directory schema must be extended to include the standard Exchange attributes.  This is required to prepare the environment for multi-tenancy and is mandatory even if you do not intend to deploy Exchange.  

The commands referenced below are from the following Microsoft article -  Extend Active Directory Schema with Exchange Attributes. 

To extend the schema, use the schema prep tool from the Microsoft Exchange Installation Media and run the following commands from a Windows Command Prompt (example): 
E:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareSchema 
E:\Setup.exe /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms /PrepareAD /OrganizationName:”A101” 

Core Component Environment 

For our latest supported Server, Database and Service versions please refer to the following article:  Supportability Matrix

The minimum recommended specifications for the core components are: 
# of Server 
Server 
vCPUs
RAM
Core Component Services 

Provisioning Server 
4
8 GB
Atria Config Service, Directory Web Service, Provisioning Engine, RabbitMQ, Agent, Platform API

Database Server 
4
8 GB
Atria Database, Atria Reporting 

Web Server 
4
8 GB
Atria Web 

There is a high chance of extensive DIsk I/O during the installation. High-performance storage is recommended. 

Architecture


Windows OS Version 

The minimum recommended version for all core platform components is Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2019.

Database - SQL Version 

The minimum recommended version of Microsoft SQL Server is 2016. The highest version currently support is SQL Server 2019.
Make sure that your SQL deployment is configured to have Mixed Mode Authentication. 
Make sure that the SQL configuration for the TCP/IP properties are enabled properly.
During installation include SQL Tools such as SQL Management Studio and SQL Profiler. 

Windows Domain Administrator Account 

It is a requirement that a Domain Administrator account is used to run the entire Atria deployment process. 


Optional - Credential/Token Storage

If Atria was created in Azure

Atria needs access to credentials that are sensitive. The credentials and tokens can be stored encrypted within the environment. The choices are Database or FileShare. There is another option to store them in Azure KeyVault. An Azure KeyVault should be available at the time of installation, and an account with full access over this KeyVault as well as the ability to create azure applications needs to be available when installing the Atria Platform. Creating the KeyVault and Application can be done ahead of time.

The most recommended method is at the top of the list:
Database
KeyVault
FileShare

Firewall and Network Requirements

The following table outlines the required network protocols and ports for communication between the Atria components.

From
To
Protocol
Port
Notes
Internet
Web Server
TCP
443

AD Sync
Web Server
TCP
443
Communicates with the API Service
Web Server
Provisioning Server
TCP
8095, 8098, 8100, 8101

Web Server
SQL Server
TCP
1433 / Custom SQL Port

Web Server
Config Service
TCP
8095

Web Server
Web Services
TCP
8095
Web Services are deployed on servers such
as Exchange and SharePoint
Web Services
Provisioning Server
TCP
8095

Provisioning Server
SQL Server
TCP
1433 / Custom SQL Port

Provisioning Server
Web Services
TCP
8095
Web Services are deployed on servers such
as Exchange and SharePoint
Provisioning Server
SMTP Relay Service
TCP
25
SMTP Relay is required for system generated
emails
Provisioning ServerProvisioning Server
TCP 
15671 / 15672 
RabbitMQ Management
Remote Private Directory
Web Server
TCP
443
Retrieve install data
Remote Private Directory
Provisioning Server
TCP
5671RabbitMQ AMPQs 

If planning to setup the AtriaWeb on a DMZ environment, make sure that the firewall rules are open especially (HTTP/HTTPS). The installer will communicate with the AtriaConfigService to retrieve encryption keys to be set to this component. Make sure also to open the traffic from AtriaWeb going to AtriaSQL via the SQL port.

Enable WebSockets on Network Firewall/LoadBalancer

Coming into 12.11+, the platform now is running through websockets and it is a different protocol over the same ports as http and https, but if firewalls or loadbalancers are not correctly configured it will get denied. Check and enable to accept websockets but this depends on your firewall/loadbalancer that handles it.

IF this is not enabled, then some configuration webpages will appear "Blank" with a solid white screen. These can be accessed directly on the Web Server if enabling WebSockets is not a possibility.

For example: If using WebProxy going to external it looks like this:


Prerequisite tools for Atria v15+ deployment 

For each server that will have core components or web services installed, the below prerequisite items must be installed.  From version v12.11+ the database installation should be run from the Provisioning Server, so prerequisite items are not required on the SQL Server.
  1. Powershell 5.1 (if on Windows 2012 R2), Otherwise this is the standard version on Windows Server 2016/2019
  2. .NET Framework 4.8
  3. Please check if Powershell and .NET server versions are both supported by your services (i.e. Exchange, Virtual Apps & Desktops, etc.) If not, then the latest CU or software version of your services needs to be implemented. If not possible, then we can retain the CPSM web services as is until it is ready.
  4. Add Host (A) Record
    1. AtriaConfigService
    2. AtriaHTTPTunnel
    3. AtriaPlatformAPI
  5. Add CNAME DNS records
    1. AtriaSQL
    2. AtriaWeb
  6. Create a Domain Admin account that will be used for Atria installation.

RabbitMQ Installation

Rabbit MQ is a new Messaging service to replace Microsoft Messaging Queueing (MSMQ)
Refer to RabbitMQ on Atria v15 for the Overview, Installation and Configuration

Request Access Token and Deployment Record ID from Automate101 Support

To add the Atria Installers Package Source, you'll first need to have an  Access Token. To obtain a token please log a support ticket with Automate101 Support and one will be provided to you.  You can contact support via the Support portal at http://support.automate101.com/ or email support@getatria.com

In addition to the Access Token, Automate101 Support will be providing a Deployment Record ID that will be used during the Install/Upgrade to Register Atria.

Export the existing provisioning rules (Optional)

This step is usually handled during environment assessment being done by Automate101
When doing the Atria deployment, provisioning rules that were previously added/modified within the Main hive of the provisioning rules will be reverted to its original rules/structure. Any rules that were added/modified we suggest that it should be on the Before or After events of provisioning/de-provisioning. Otherwise, you need to manually add/modify the rules after the deployment. (The assessment of the exported rules will help identify the rules affected)
To export the provisioning rules, follow this procedure - How to Export Provisioning Rules





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