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Pre-installation checklist

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  1. Check qualification
  2. Check quota
  3. Register resource providers
    1. Manual registration of resource providers
    2. Automatic registration of resource providers
    3. Verification script
  4. Configure firewall settings
  5. Configure network settings
    1. Define VNet
    2. Analyze CluedIn network configuration
    3. Configuration changes and support
  6. Results
  7. Next steps

In this article, you will learn about the pre-installation processes that you must perform to ensure successful installation of CluedIn.

Pre-installation checklist

Check qualification

As a Microsoft Azure Administrator, you should have expertise in implementing, managing, and monitoring your organization’s Microsoft Azure environment.

Because CluedIn will be installed in your Azure resource group, you need to be the Owner of that resource group or at least the Contributor to that resource group.

In addition, you should have permission to purchase paid applications from the Azure Marketplace. Set the permission to Free + Paid to complete the purchase registration in the Azure Marketplace.


To learn how to allow purchases, see Azure Marketplace purchasing.

Check quota

You should perform a quota check to make sure that your subscription has enough quotas for creating VMs required for CluedIn clusters.

There are 3 common VM family types that CluedIn will create as part of the AKS node pools. Your subscription must have enough spare vCPU quota to provision different nodes. For details on the quota for each VM, see the table below.

System Pool (1 x Standard_DS2_v2)At least 2 vCPUs in the Standard DSv2 Family vCPUs quota
General Pool (2 x Standard_D8s_v4)At least 16 vCPUs in the Standard DSv4 Family vCPUs quota
Data Pool (3 x Standard D8as_v5)At least 24 vCPUs in the Standard DASv5 Family vCPUs quota

In addition, check if you have enough quota for your plan.

EssentialAt least 8 vCPUs in the StandardDASv5Family quota
ProfessionalAt least 16 vCPUs in the StandardDASv5Family quota
EliteAt least 32 vCPUs in the StandardDASv5Family quota

You can check if you have enough quota by running a verification script.

Important! If the quota is not available, then the installation will fail.

Register resource providers

Before using a resource provider, register your Azure subscription for that specific resource provider.

Make sure that the following resource providers are registered:

  • Microsoft.Cache
  • Microsoft.Capacity
  • Microsoft.Compute
  • Microsoft.ContainerService
  • Microsoft.EventHub
  • Microsoft.KeyVault
  • Microsoft.ManagedIdentity
  • Microsoft.Network
  • Microsoft.OperationalInsights
  • Microsoft.OperationsManagement
  • Microsoft.Resources
  • Microsoft.Storage
  • Microsoft.Sql

You can register the resource providers in two ways: manually in the Azure portal and automatically by running a script.

After you register the resource providers, run the verification script to make sure that all resource providers are registered.

Manual registration of resource providers

This section contains the step-by-step procedure for manual registration of resource providers in the Azure portal.

To register resource providers

  1. In the Azure portal, find and select the subscription where you need to install CluedIn.

    For more information about the subscription, see Get subscription and tenant IDs in the Azure portal.

  2. On the left menu, under Settings, select Resource providers.

  3. One by one, find and select the resource providers that you want to register, and then select Register. Manual_Registration_1 Wait until the status of the resource provider is changed from Registering to Registered. Manual_Registration_2
  4. Run the verification script to make sure that all resource providers are registered.

For more information about registering resource providers, see Azure documentation.

Automatic registration of resource providers

If you want a faster way to register the needed resource providers, run the script for automatic registration of resource providers.


To run the script for registering resource providers

  1. Download this script.
  2. Open your PowerShell terminal and run the following:
    .\pre-checks.ps1 <subscrioptionId> -Register
    # e.g. .\pre-checks.ps1 abc68d12-8e99-4890-b3a0-ca25816b1c26 -Register

    You will get an autput similar to the following. output-automatic_registration.png

Verification script

The verification script checks if you have enough quota and if all required resource providers are registered.


To run the verification script

  1. Download this verification script.
  2. Open your PowerShell terminal and run the following:
    .\check.ps1 -SubscriptionId <subscrioptionId> -Location <location>
    # e.g. .\check.ps1 -SubscriptionId abc68d12-8e99-4890-b3a0-ca25816b1c26 -Location uksouth

    As a result, you will get a file named results_location.json that will be stored in the same directory. The file will contain the details about the quota and the status of resource providers.

Example output of quota check

"Location": "westeurope",
  "Quotas": [
      "Name": "Standard Dv4 Family vCPUs",
      "Plan": "All",
      "Required": 40,
      "Available": 50,
      "IncreaseRequired": false

Example output of resource providers check

"Providers": [
      "Name": "Microsoft.Authorization",
      "Registered": "Registered"
      "Name": "Microsoft.Cache",
      "Registered": "Registered"

Configure firewall settings

Your Azure Firewall should cover the following:

For the list of firewall rules that should be added to your Azure Firewall, see Configure firewall.

Important! If the rules have not been added, the installation will fail.

Configure network settings

CluedIn is very flexible in terms of network configuration. If you have any network-related questions, contact one of our infrastructure experts.

Define VNet

During the installation process, CluedIn will install a newly created Azure VNet using an address space and a subnet for the Azure Kubernetes Service.

If you have an existing VNet and you want to reuse it for CluedIn installation, contact one of our infrastructure experts for assistance. You can specify the existing VNet in the Advanced configuration step of CluedIn installation.

Analyze CluedIn network configuration

CluedIn comes with a default network configuration. Changing network settings after installation is a very tedious task. Therefore, make sure that you have analyzed how you want to set up the CluedIn instance at the network level before starting the installation process.

The following diagram shows default CluedIn network configuration after installation.


As part of the AKS managed cluster, AMA or AKS (public cluster) is deployed as a single standard Public Azure Load Balancer for both egress and ingress traffic.

Configuration changes and support

If you need to change some network configurations, you can do that after you install CluedIn. For details about network customization, see Advanced network configuration.

CluedIn provides support of Azure Load Balancer and Application Gateway. Other network configurations are not supported out of the box in any of our plans, so you might need the CluedIn infrastructure package hours.


  1. You are qualified to perform the CluedIn installation process, and you have all the required permissions.
  2. Your Azure subscription can sustain the required quota.
  3. You have registered the required resource providers.
  4. Your firewall is ready and configured to support the installation of CluedIn.
  5. You are comfortable with the default network architecture.

Next steps

Start the CluedIn installation process as described in our Installation guide.