Success Path
End to end high-level guidance to a successful transition

Provision your Azure Server

Prepare your Azure server for the transition of data.


Note:  This is not meant to be an all-inclusive, fully detailed guide to transition Windchill to your private Azure cloud.  PTC has many options for additional Windchill-specific help, which are the Support team, your PTC Customer Success Manager, Success Management, or any of our well-qualified partner service providers.  For further questions about Azure, please contact your Microsoft representative.

Verify your server sizing

Whether you are purchasing Microsoft Azure for the first time, or you currently use Azure for your other internal applications, you will need to ensure the central processing unit (CPU), storage, input/output (I/O) and bandwidth utilization at different points time, are based on all existing applications and Windchill.  

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Validate your server security

In order to have an effortless transition to the cloud, security is just as vital as the sizing of the Azure server. Do not assume that the previous security considerations made on your existing Azure server will cover the need for Windchill. Back in the Plan phase, you took inventory of your existing Windchill system, including the details of your current security. Configure your Azure to reflect those security needs. If you have trouble doing so, reach out to your Azure representative.

Install Windchill

If you decided to forgo the removal of customizations in your Windchill instance, be sure to install the same version of Windchill you are currently on.

If you decided to remove some or all the customizations so an upgrade can be done, we again recommend installing the same version of Windchill your current instance is on. You will need to verify your Azure transition before upgrading your system.

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Product Documentation

Find step-by-step instructions and information about moving Windchill to Azure cloud in the Help Centers.

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