Windows Azure in your own datacenter

Wow, a lot is happening around Microsoft these days.
And just recently Microsoft released the Service Management Portal and API for Windows Azure free for download for hosting providers.
http://www.microsoft.com/hosting/en/us/services.aspx

Quick start guide –> http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9813519
Detailed step-by-step –> http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9813518

I have taken a quick walkthrough of the web part.

Requirements:
Hyper-V Host server for Service Management Portal and Web Sites VMs:

  • Dual Processor Quad Core
  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter Edition With Hyper-V (64bit) / Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V (64 bit)
  • RAM: 48 GB
  • 2 Volumes:

X First Volume: 40GB or greater (host OS).
X Second Volume: 100GB or greater (VHDs).
Separate SQL server(s) for Web Sites configuration databases and users/web sites databases running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Separate MySQL server version 5.1 for users/web sites databases.
Either a Windows UNC share or a NAS device acting as a File server to host web site content.

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And as you can see, the download consists of the multiple services that is Azure.
And during the installation there might be multiple restarts.

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Once it is finished, click Finish and a Internet Explorer will pop up and open a connection to localhost:30101
This is the Service Management Console as it is signed with a self-signed certificate (so you will get an error message)

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Here you have to enter setup configurations to the SQL server.
In addition you also get a bunch of new powershell cmdlets.

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And if you open the IIS Admin console you see that you have a bunch of new web sites.
For instance https://localhost:30081/ is the Service Management Website.
https://localhost:30091/ is the admin site

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Since im blogging this while on vacation I don’t have access to my home lab enviroment…. sad but true. More will come about this subject🙂

#azure-api, #windows-azure, #windows-management-portal