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Experience Analytics are not showing Online Interactions

I have a Sitecore solution (Sitecore 9.0.1 revision 171219 on Azure in xP1 topology) that as far as I can tell all roles are working as expected and communicating. I am able to fire goals, create ...
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WAF support with Sitecore Experience Platform

We are looking for a Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution for our Sitecore CMS implementation, because we are an Azure shop we specifically wanted to use the WAF feature on the Azure AppGateway ...
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What is the purpose of the Analytics DB in Sitecore 8.x?

I'm migrating my Sitecore DBs from a local installation to Azure PaaS SQL instances using SSMS. I've successfully migrated Core, Master, Web and, with a small edit, Session. I'm having problems with ...
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Copy of the certificate that the Azure Marketplace wizard generates?

I have used the Azure Marketplace to create a new deployment of Sitecore Experience Cloud (XP). During the wizard I selected Autogenerate self-signed certificate. Can I download the certificate after ...
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How to handle multiple Core Databases in a multi-datacenter setup on Azure PaaS

I'm wondering how to handle multiple datacenters for CD servers in Azure PaaS. According to this ( https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/610106 ) you can use transactional replication for your Web ...
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Excessive SQL Server DTU consumption after deployment to Azure (messaging_db)

After an initial Sitecore 9.1 deployment with Sitecore Managed cloud (Default installation, x-small no custom code and configuration). We notice an excessive DTU consumption on the messaging database....
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Slow cshtml compilation on Azure WebApps

We are having serious issues in the startup (boot) time of our application. After carefull investigation we have discovered that the most time is consumed by first-time-visit compilation of the ...
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FileWatcher Error, Internal buffer overflow

After a deploy, my Sitecore Azure instance is heavily slowed down and I get the following error on and on, 2017-06-29T08:22:15 PID[42864] Error 54964 08:22:15 ERROR Error in FileWatcher. ...
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How to add custom language to Sitecore on Azure PaaS Web Apps?

I want to create custom new languages. On-premise or IaaS I can use https://marketplace.sitecore.net/en/Modules/Custom_Language_Registration.aspx to register a new language. Does anyone have some ...
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Sitecore PaaS Log files missing

Currently, We are on Sitecore PaaS. There are some issues and we are not able to find out the root cause of those issues. We tried to find out some clues in Sitecore log file but We noticed that there ...
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How to install Sitecore 8.2u1 on Azure PaaS

On http://dev.sitecore.net Sitecore has released the Sitecore 8.2 Update-1 version. This now supports Azure PaaS. However, I can not find an installation guide for an Azure PaaS setup. Anybody know if ...
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SQL user creation is setting password of 12345, fails deployment

Using the updated Sitecore Azure Toolkit 2.0.1 rev. 171218, which has resources for 9.0.1, I'm hitting an error on the xc-collect\MSDeploy stage where it's attempting to apply the default sql user ...
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Azure Web App Redis timeout exceptions when under load

We are performance testing our Sitecore hosted in azure web apps (2 CD S3) which uses Premium Redis. There are no error during normal UAT and SIT. However, on performance testing there are quiet a ...
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How to convert a Sitecore package into a WDP package?

How can I convert a given Sitecore Package previously created using the Package Designer into a WDP package, so that I can create a script to deploy it on my Azure instances?
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How to configure Solr for Sitecore PaaS setup

We are currently trying to upgrade our Sitecore 8.1 Environment to Sitecore 9. We are also doing this implementation to Sitecore 9 PaaS and succesfully had several components work, however we are ...
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All Sitecore 8.2.x Azure Topologies seem to be effected because of TLS issues

In any Sitecore 8.2.x when using Experience Analytics when opening up chrome debugging there appears to be an error around TLS, there would be the same error when .Net code will be calling another ...
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How to Create Web Deploy Package for Sitecore Modules

We are currently using Sitecore PaaS implementation for Sitecore 9 Update 1 and would like to know if it is possible to create a Web Deploy Package for other Sitecore Modules like Data Exchange ...
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How to Copy complete site from Production Slot to Staging slot in Azure PaaS?

Azure Deployment Slot is Awesome functionality for regular(Full) production deployment build process using Deployment Slot Swap functionality. But sometimes we need to deploy the hotfix on production,...
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Is there any way to install Sitecore 9 without Solr?

We are planning to host the solution on Microsoft Azure PaaS, and using Azure Search instead of Solr. When we install Sitecore 9 on Azure PaaS, Solr is not required. Is there any way to configure ...
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How do you update a license file that is installed in your Azure deployment?

Sitecore licences have an expiry date. If you've deployed up-to Azure using the wizard in the portal, how can you upload or attach a new licence file to prevent Sitecore returning an Invalid Licence ...
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How to use an ARM Template to deploy WFFM into a staging slot?

I am trying to deploy a WFFM package on top of the already working Sitecore deploy. My Azure Resource Manager template is based on the work of Rob Habraken and on the Sitecore Azure Quickstart ...
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Where is the location of local sitecore media cache folder in Azure Web Apps?

I am unable to find the local media cache folder in azure apps, as per the configuration in the Sitecore.config it supposed to be in the Media cache folder under App_data: I checked in the Temp ...
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Customising the Sitecore Azure Marketplace Install

I installed Sitecore 9 on Azure using the Azure Marketplace. This creates a highly souped up instance of Sitecore. Id like to strip things out I don't need, to reduce the cost, but I am not entirely ...
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Virtual field not working with Azure

Currently I'm using facet to filter the search result. The result works perfectly with SOLR but when I switch to Azure it doesn't work anymore. The result shows all although I added filter criteria. ...
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Package installation wizard slow on our servers

We have problems deploying Sitecore update packages to our servers. Using Sitecore Update package wizard in a local machine to deploy master update package it takes about 70-90 seconds, but in ...
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Sitecore CM/CD/SQL IOPS Guidelines

When looking at whether Azure premium storage is necessary, IOPS (input/output operations per second) is a good metric/guideline to look at. Does Sitecore provide any recommendations/guidelines as to ...
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Using TDS sync with Azure PaaS and Sitecore 9

We're setting up a QA environment in Azure PaaS and we're working to figure out the best way to publish things. The code seems to be easy with VS 2017, but we're trying to figure out how to get TDS ...
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Azure Search indexes are not created

We are seeing a lot of Depenendy Failures in Application Insights because some non exisiting Azure Search indexes are queried. The following indexes on Azure search return a 404: sitecore-marketing-...
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How to filter application insights logs based on log file type

In a regular Sitecore deployment, the logs are written to files such as Crawling.log.yyyyMMdd.txt Search.log.yyyyMMdd.txt log.yyyyMMdd.txt and Publishing.log.yyyyMMdd.txt. When viewing logs in Azure ...
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502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server

I've noticed the 502 error after deployment to Azure question, but it appears to be related to a failed deployment and rollback of databases - not what we're seeing here. I am getting the above ...
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Azure Redis Cache, is it necessary for Sitecore?

Currenty we are running Sitecore 9.0 on Azure Paas. I would like to know which is the purpose of the Azure Redis Cache? Reading some documentation it seems that it´s to store session properties of ...
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Send email with Segmented List - Skipped during message delivery

I have a Sitecore v9.0u1 solution that runs in the Azure.The Sitecore instance and the EXM, Marketing Automation and IndexWorker are all hosted on the same web server for this POC project, and the ...
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How to disable a config file from CD server using Azure Deployment

We are using Azure with Sitecore 8.0. I want to remove few config files(for e.g-all config files under ListManagement folder) which is already deployed in CD server. How to delete/disable config ...
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Can you use Azure DevOps with Sitecore Managed Cloud

When implementing Sitecore Managed Cloud, what deployment or technical considerations need to be thought about? As an example: in modern deployments, using Azure DevOps is a viable deployment ...
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Using ASE (App Service Environment) to Secure Endpoints in Azure PaaS

I have found Azure Sitecore PaaS has security limitations where you cannot secure the internet facing endpoints of the PaaS Apps. The only way to totally secure App endpoints in Azure is to put them ...
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Sitecore PaaS using ARM templates throws “Master DB User Name is not recognized”

I'm deploying Sitecore PaaS using ARM templates within Sitecore Azure Toolkit by running a Powershell script that looks like $SubscriptionID = "[my Subscription ID]" # Azure Subscription ID $Name = "...
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How can I improve startup times content management in Azure PaaS?

On our Sitecore 9.0.1 in Azure PaaS, we notice that the first load of pages in the sitecore backend (login, desktop, experience editor, content editor) takes a lot of time. For now we implemented some ...
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Sitecore hosting on cloud with consumption based pricing includes Sitecore license cost?

I am aware of the consumption based pricing model of Sitecore Licensed based on the amount of visits your site receives No large up-front purchase, but you don’t “own” a license Can be paid for as-...
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Azure Application Insights not working on Sitecore 9.1 PaaS

I've provisioned a Sitecore 9.1 PaaS, and for some odd reason the Application Insights is not loading graphics except in Live Metrics Stream for Process CPU data I went through the existing post ...
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How to obtain a certificate from a certified authority for Sitecore 9 Installation?

I am planning to deployed Sitecore 9 Update 1 on Azure PaaS using Sitecore Marketplace template. I have created the non-production environment like SIT,QA,UAT using self signed certificate option and ...
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'Microsoft.Web.Deployment.DeploymentException: The path '' is not valid for the 'dbFullSql' provider

I'm attempting to use the 9.0.0 ARM template to deploy a Siteocre 9.0.1 instance. I've hit a bit of a wall with this error: Package deployment failed AppGallery Deploy Failed: 'Microsoft.Web....
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How to force Sitecore to use &$filter not &search in Azure Content Search Provider

A query built using the Sitecore Azure Content Search Provider doesn't produce the query that I was expecting. The result is that far too many results are returned. The purpose of the code is to find ...
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Log stream on Azure Paas

I have an environment running Sitecore 9.2 on Azure PAAS. It's an upgraded codebase (from 9.0.2) but on a clean setup. I had an issue with logging. Application Insights is working fine - I can see my ...
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xConnect WebApps on Azure PaaS not working

I installed the vanilla Sitecore 9.0 version from Marketplace on Azure PaaS with XP and extra small configuration and select the option self signed certificate for xConnect client certificate, but ...
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PaaS compatibility for WFFM and EXM?

Are the current versions of WFFM and/or EXM supported on Azure PaaS?
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Sitecore Rebuild Index: Request size exceeded Azure Search Service limits

During index rebuild at Azure, I am getting error System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.AggregateException: One or ...
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Deploy a new Sitecore environment to Azure App Service

Following steps in this link: I uploaded the standard Sitecore 8.2 rev. 161115 (WDP XP0 package).zip to a newly created azure storage file share and used the link with the SAS token in it in the ...
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Azure PaaS webapp app_offline.htm Maintenance page

What is the best practice to enable maintenance page in Sitecore Azure PaaS webapp? Also is there a way we can switch on maintenance page such as app_offline in application settings. I m looking at ...
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Best Practice around <applicationInitialization> for Sitecore WebApps

Is there any best practice or recommendation around applicationIntialization? Should we use this? What is the best way to warm up or improve start up time of CMS and CD website after swap deployment ...
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Update the sitecore.configs at runtime possible?

We have a requirement to store all the secrets on to azure key-vault. This requires us to update the configurations at Runtime. One challenge we are facing at the moment is to store the password for ...