EV Observe - Deploy a Box In Microsoft Azure

Last modified on 2024/01/08 11:24

   Microsoft Azure is constantly being developed. As such, some of the screens shown in the procedures below may be different from the ones in the final interface.

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform for creating and hosting virtual machines.

You can deploy a Box as a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure using a VHD image.

Caution

  • Select the most recent VHD image of the virtual machine on the sFTP server, without exceeding your platform's version.

Procedure: How to deploy a Box in Microsoft Azure

Step 1: Create the VHD image of the virtual machine in Microsoft Azure

1. Download the VHD image of the virtual machine available on the sFTP site and save it in the VSM-VSB folder.

Note: Contact the EasyVista Support team to obtain the relevant login information.

2. Log in to the Azure portal using your Azure account.

3. Import the file to Microsoft Azure.

  • Select Blob > Storage account to access Azure Blob Storage.
  • Click Upload and select the VHD file.
          Select image - Information.png
  • Click Upload.
    The image will be uploaded to the container.

4. Create the VHD image of the virtual machine.

  • Open the Image menu and click Add.
  • Complete the information required.
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  • Specify the location of the VHD file uploaded to the container.
  • Click Create.
     

Step 2: Create the virtual machine using the VHD image

1. Click Virtual Machine and click + Add.

2. Select the image of the virtual machine.

3. Complete the information required in the different tabs.

Basics tab

  • The public IP address is created and associated automatically with the VM.
  • You will enter the user password at a later time.

   In Instance details > Size, select a size that is non-scalable such as the Dv4 or Dsv4-series. VMs that can build up credits, such as the scalable B-series, can lead to problems when higher CPU performance is required.

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Disk options tab
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Networking tab
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Management tab
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Advanced and Tags tabs
Keep the default values.

4. Click Create.

The new virtual machine will be created.
 

Step 3: Finalize the virtual machine configuration for opening the TCP port

  Perform this step if the virtual machine is destined to collect data from agents.

1. Run the install script on the Box.

     Open url.png See the procedure from step 2.c: Download the configuration of the Box

   You must not modify the IP address.

2. Run an snmp ping to check access to the Box.

3. Perform the following actions if an error message appears (timeout) indicating that the snmp agent is not responding.

  • Check that the Box and the virtual machine are located on the same resource group/subnet in the Basics tab.
  • Check the connection between virtual networks (Global VNet Peering) if the virtual networks are different.
     

Step 4: Set up monitoring for the new virtual machine

     Open url.png See the procedure

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