Area: Episerver DXC Service
Applies to versions: Not applicable


This topic describes the requirements for cloud-compatible software, tools and services used when working with Episerver Digital Experience Cloud Service. This information is useful to ensure that your development environment is compatible with the deployment process and the Azure resources. 

Previous knowledge of cloud-based development, and Microsoft Azure in particular, is valuable to get the most out of DXC Service. See Microsoft Azure to learn more.

Note: You can run only one Web Application (ASP.NET Web Application project) in your DXC Service solution. However, you can have unlimited number of sites in that application.

Note: To ensure maximum availability and scaling flexibility, Episerver Find uses dynamic IP ranges. For example, if you require whitelisting of IP addresses in the firewall, make sure that your firewall supports domain-based whitelisting.

Required software versions

The following overview shows the minimum required versions for Episerver products and modules, and tools and services for deploying to the integration environment. See Installing Episerver updates for information about upgrading Episerver solutions.

Software/service Lowest version Comment
Episerver CMS EPiServer.CMS.UI.Core 11.1.0, EPiServer.CMS.Core 11.2.1  *
Episerver Find EPiServer.Find 13.0.3  *
Episerver Commerce EPiServer.Commerce 11.5.0  *
Episerver Social    
Episerver Campaign    
Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 For creating and deploying sites.
Episerver CMS Visual Studio extension 11.x For creating and deploying sites.
Microsoft SQL Database 12 For creating bacpac files for database transfers.
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 12.0.4213.0 (2014 SP1) For creating bacpac files for database transfers.

* Only applies to new solutions onboarding DXC Service, does not apply to solutions already on DXC Service. 

The following features are not supported within Episerver DXC Service:

  • Episerver Mirroring
  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
  • Episerver Search (default search; uninstall the NuGet package to remove from your solution prior to deployment. Episerver Find is included.)
  • Solr Search Provider (use Episerver Find)

Deployment tools

You can deploy using deployment tools for a version controlled team development environment, or deploy through Visual Studio using the Episerver extensions and publish profiles. You can use any deployment tool that supports Azure Resource Manager (ARM); see Deploying code changes.

Supported add-ons

Note: You must install add-on modules to the integration environment through Visual Studio to work with the DXC Service deployment process. Do not change the default configuration that disables users from installing to production.

Unsupported add-ons

The following add-ons are not supported in Episerver DXC Service.

  • Episerver CMO
  • Episerver Mail
  • Episerver Relate
  • Episerver Search
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Last updated: Sep 19, 2018