Best Practices of Installing PPM on Azure
You can install PPM 9.43 and later versions on the Microsoft Azure cloud. This section provides the best practices of installing PPM on the Azure cloud.
The diagram below shows the recommended architecture on Azure.
Note: You can create additional virtual network for Oracle Database.
Install PPM on Azure
Follow the instructions on configuring an application gateway to create an application gateway and virtual machines as backend servers. Follow these guidelines:
Configure the HTTP setting of the application gateway as follows:
Parameter Value Backend protocol
Cookie-based affinity Enable
After you create virtual machines as backend servers, install PPM instead of IIS. Install one node per machine. See Installing PPM for installation details.
Add the PPM user nodes to the backend pool.
Create a shared folder for the
server.conffile for all the nodes in the cluster. You can use Azure file share, Azure NetApp, or NFS to create the shared folder.
For details, see Creating a Shared Folder for the server.conf File.
server.conffile, for each node, set values for the parameters listed in Server Parameters Required for Server Clustering. Follow these guidelines:
Make sure you set the following parameters as below:
Parameter name Value EXTERNAL_WEB_PROTOCOL
BASE_URL The load balancer address
The values must be the same for all the nodes in the cluster.
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