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The following is a list of requirements and steps required to Setup a GeneXus Cloud Unit in order to deploy .NET / SQL Server apps using GeneXus Cloud Deployment Services


Follow this steps:

For SQL Server configuration:

  • If the SQL Server is on the same machine as the webapp server:
  • If it's not:

For the WebApp Server configuration:

  • Go to: Server Manager, and click on Add roles and features
    • On Server Roles, select Application Server (If you are not working on Windows Server 2016 and higher) and Web Server        i2016_07_20_17_42_511_png
    • On Features, select HTTP Activation under .Net 3.5 and 4.5
    • On Role Services (Application Server), select HTTP Activation
    • On Role Services (IIS), Select: HTTP Redirection, ASP, ASP 3.5 and 4.5, and IIS 6 Management Compatibility
    • Install:
      • URL Rewrite Module (How to...)
      • AWS SDK and tools for .NET https://aws.amazon.com/es/sdk-for-net/ (e.g. AWSToolsAndSDKForNet_sdk-
      • SQL SMO (from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42295) Install on this order :
        • ENU\x64\SQLSysClrTypes.msi
        • ENU\x64\SharedManagementObjects.msi
      • GeneXus Cloud Unit:
        • Download GeneXus Cloud Unit from https://marketplace.genexus.com/product.aspx?genexuscloudunit
        • Create the folder C:\GXcloudUnit
        • Unzip GeneXus Cloud Unit .zip file to that folder
        • Create a new site on IIS Server:
          • Go to IIS Manager
            • Create Application Pool 'gxcloud'
              • Enable 32 bits
              • RunTime: .Net 4.0
              • CPU.Limit: 8000
              • CPU.Action: KillW3wp
              • CPU.resetInterval:00:03:00
              • ProcessModel.identityType: LocalSystem
            • Create site
              • Port: 3532
              • Name: GXcloudUnit
              •  App pool: gxcloud
              • Pysical Path: C:\GXcloudUnit
        • Verify Installation
          • Execute on the same host:  http://localhost:3532/status

For the Firewall configuration:

  • SQL Server Rules:
    • 1433 port to be accessed from Cloud Manager: IP
    • 1433 port to be accessed from the WebApp Server (if it's not on the same machine)
  • WebApp Server Rules:
    • 3532 port to be accessed from Cloud Manager: IP
    • 80 port on the outbound rules, for the upload of backups to the AWS S3. 
    • 80 port open to all
    • 443 port open to all (if https is used)


Now you are able to add this unit to your cloud or send this information to GeneXus team:

  • Public URL of the instance (e.g.: http://myapps.company.com )
  • Public IP
  • DBMS instance name.
  • DBMS User and Password created in step 2.
  • GeneXus Accounts that are allowed to deploy


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