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UiPath Automation Suite

The UiPath Automation Suite Guide

Automation Suite overview

This page outlines the capabilities and product offerings you can enjoy if you install Automation Suite.

Overview


Automation Suite enables you to deploy the full UiPath automation platform in a Linux environment ranging from bare metal machines to on-premises Virtual Machine infrastructure, or cloud subscriptions to any of the major providers.

Managing multiple server product deployments independently usually requires configuring integrations with enterprise systems for authenticating and managing users, as well as managing and monitoring each deployment from an availability and scale perspective.

Automation Suite contains everything in one package that you can deploy in multi-node HA-ready production mode with automatic scaling and built-in HA, and monitor, configure, and upgrade as a whole. All the functionality available in Automation Cloud is adapted to make it easier for you to manage everything yourself with low total cost of ownership.

What Automation Suite includes:

  • All Server Products (except for Process Mining, which will be added later, and any new products shipping in Automation Cloud first).
  • All Shared Suite Capabilities that enable you to easily configure the integration with existing enterprise systems, such as AD, AAD, or SAML, across all products; a common experience is offered across the suite for the user, tenant, external applications, and license management.
  • Common end user portal.
  • Kubernetes-based infrastructure, cluster management, and monitoring tools, all preconfigured, dedicated to and optimized for UiPath. This enables running all the products at scale and with HA. This means you do not have to design, configure, and validate which Kubernetes versions and components for routing, storage, etc., work well with the UiPath services.

Everything needed is included and optimized, all supported by UiPath.

You just need to bring the machines, load balancer, and SQL. For the specific requirements for the machines as well as installation options and instructions, see Hardware requirements and the remaining of this section.

 

Key benefits


Deployment scenarios

  • Online single-node evaluation
  • Online multi-node HA-ready production
  • Offline single-node evaluation
  • Offline multi-node HA-ready production

High availability

We are enabling high availability (HA) by default for multi-node HA-ready production mode as part of the offering. This is enabled as part of the cluster_config.json configuration at installation time. We also support the ability to add more nodes to either single-node evaluation or multi-node HA-ready production configurations to scale out. However, we do not support going from non-HA to HA mode.

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Note:

Insights does not support HA.

Upgrade

The upgrade process covers both the infrastructure and the entire UiPath automation platform.

Cluster management

We are using Rancher as the UI layer for managing our cluster. The UI provides a cluster explorer to manage the deployment.

Monitoring

The platform exposes Grafana, Prometheus, and Alertmanager by default for troubleshooting and monitoring. See how to monitor the cluster, set alerts, create and view dashboards to track the deployment here.
For more details, see Monitoring Stack for UiPath Automation Suite

Support Bundle

Support Bundle tool collects logs from the in-cluster object/blob store, logs from currently running pods (of last four hours), different events, and Kubernetes object definitions.
For more details on how to use the tool, see Support Bundle.

Backup and restore

The suite supports backup and recovery for the entire cluster except for external data sources, such as SQL Server.
Cluster backup is enabled by default every 15 minutes.
For more details, see Backing up and restoring the cluster.

SQL authentication methods

The suite supports both SQL authentication and Kerberos authentication for all SQL database connections.

 

Product offering


Learn more about Automation Suite components.

 

Evaluation guide


Requirements and installation

Details

Instructions

Requirements and installation instructions for Automation Suite.

Requirements and installation instructions

Platform evaluation

Details

Instructions

Complete an initial platform configuration.

Automation Suite Configuration checklist

Connect your first robot

Connecting Attended Robots

Monitor the stack, troubleshoot issues, create alerts, and view dashboards from a centralized location.

Using the Diagnostics Tool
Using the Support Bundle tool
Using the monitoring stack

Product evaluation

The following instructions take you to the corresponding product guides.

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Automation Suite overview


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