How To Get Started With Deploying Azure Cloud
Deploying your Azure cloud could be a complex issue if you don’t take things step by step. Here is a handy guide to launching your cloud solution. Before you can deploy the cloud service, you must create the cloud service package from your application code and a cloud service configuration file. The Azure SDK provides tools for preparing these required deployment files.
Three cloud service features require special configurations before you export a service package:
- If you want to deploy a cloud service that uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for data encryption, configure your application for SSL.
- If you want to configure Remote Desktop connections to role instances, configure the roles for Remote Desktop.
- If you want to configure verbose monitoring for your cloud service, enable Azure Diagnostics for the cloud service.
To create and deploy, log in to the Azure portal, click create a resource > compute, and then scroll down to and click cloud service.
- In the new Cloud Service pane, enter a value for the DNS name.
- Create a new Resource Group or select an existing one.
- Select a Location.
- Click Package. This opens the Upload a package pane. Fill in the required fields. If any of your roles contain a single instance, ensure Deploy even if one or more roles contain a single instance is selected.
- Make sure that Start deployment is selected.
- Click OK. which will close the Upload a package pane.
- If you do not have any certificates to add, click Create.
If your deployment package was configured to use certificates, you can upload the certificate now. To do this:
- Select Certificates, and on the Add certificates pane, select the SSL certificate .pfx file, and then provide the Password for the certificate,
- Click Attach certificate, and then click OK on the Add certificates pane.
- Click Create on the Cloud Service pane. When the deployment has reached the Ready status, you can proceed to the next steps.
- From here, you should verify that your deployment is completed successfully. To accomplish this:
- Click the cloud service instance. The status should show that the service is Running.
- Under Essentials, click the Site URL to open your cloud service in a web browser.
When it is spelled out like this, deploying the Microsoft Azure cloud solution may seem like a piece of cake on paper. But once you’re into it, you probably will need expert help. 2W Tech has IT Consultants on staff that are Microsoft Certified experts who can guide you through your Azure cloud deployment. Contact us today to learn more about cloud solutions.
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