How to deploy Turbonomic Server on Azure (Marketplace Image)

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Overview

This guide will provide instructions on how to deploy the Turbonomic Marketplace template on Azure.

 

For Deploying Turbonomic on AWS, please visit this article

 

Requirements:

To deploy Turbonomic on Azure you will need:

  • Access to Azure Portal (portal.azure.com)
  • Active Azure subscription with permissions to deploy VMs in the Azure subscription
  • Valid Turbonomic license

Steps:

  1. Access the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and log in using your Azure credentials
  2. Click on ‘+ Create a Resource’ and type Turbonomic in the search window and click enter
  3. In the search result, click on the Turbonopmic window
  4. Click ‘Create’ in the Template details page
  5. In the new window (STEP 1 - Basic), provide the following details:
    • Subscription: Select the desired Azure subscription to deploy the VM under (does not have to be the same subscription that will be targeted)
    • Resource Group: Create new or use an existing resource group 
    • Virtual Machine Name: the name of the Turbonomic Server
    • Region: select the desired region to deploy Turbonomic to
    • Availability Option: leave at 'No Infrastructure redundancy required
    • Image: select 'Turbonomic 6.4'
    • Azure Spot Instance: No
    • Size: it should be set to "Standard DS3 v2" - please leave as is
    • Username: enter azureuser (any other username will not gain root level SSH access)
    • Authentication Type: Select either ‘SSH public key’ (more secure) or password (less secure) – please ensure to provide the information each option requires
    • Click 'Next: Disks'  to confirm the information and move to the next step
  6. In the next window (STEP 2 - Disks):
    • OS disk Type: set to Standard HDD
    • Encryption Type: leave at default
    • Under Advanced:
      • Use managed disks: please select the desired option as per your organization policy
      • Use ephemeral OS disks: NO
    • Click on 'Next: Networking' to proceed
  7. In the ‘Networking’ window, 
    • Virtual Network: use the default unless you wish to change it 
    • Subnet: use the default unless you wish to change it
    • Public IP: use the default unless you wish to change the public IP (Public IP is not required if you plan to connect directly by VPN for example)
    • NIC network Security Groups: use the default unless you wish to add ports beyond the default ports of SSH (TCP 22) and HTTPS (TCP 443) – please do not remove the default ports
    • Configure network security group: use the default
    • Accelerated networking: you can set to off
    • Load Balancing: No
    • Click 'Next: Management' to proceed
  8.  In the Management Page:
    • Azure Security Center > Enable Basic plan for free: select any option you wish
    • Monitoring:
      • Boot Diagnostics: On
      • Guest OS Diagnostics: On  (this will allow Turbonomic to collect telemetry from itself)
      • Diagnostics Storage Account: use the default unless you wish to change the storage account
    • Identity > System assigned managed identity: Off
    • Auto shut down > Enable Auto-Shutdown: Off
    • At this point, you can click on 'Review + Create' to finalize the prcess
  9. The last step (assuming validation passed) is to purchase the template. This will deploy the Turbonomic server on Azure. Click Create
  10. You will be taken back to the main dashboard while the Turbonomic VM is being deployed
  11. Once the instance is deployed, the VM page should be displayed (if not displayed, locate the VM using the search option and click on it). Note the VM public IP and copy it
  12. In a new browser tab, paste the IP with https:// prefix, for example, https://52.170.33.105/ - you will get a HTTPS certificate error (which is normal), please access it to proceed to the Turbonomic GUI (Chrome example is shown below)
  13. When accessing Turbonomic for the first time, you will require defining an administrator password, please input the desired password (twice) and click CONFIGURE (please do not use 'vmturbo' as the password)
  14. In the next screen select if you agree to leverage Turbonomic Proactive Support which will periodically send data to Turbonomic servers. If you do not wish to leverage this option, select ‘No, I don't want to improve the product experience’.
  15. You will be now redirected to the Turbonomic main page
  16. First, you will need to apply your Turbonomic license (ensure it is compatible with Turbonomic 6.0 and above). To do so, click on Settings > License
  17. In the new window, select UPDATE LICENSE (top-right corner)
  18. Paste the license in the new window and click SAVE (in Turbonomic 6.1 and higher you will need to provide a license file)

  19. If the license is valid you should see a screen similar to the below image:
  20. Next, you will need to add your targets to Turbonomic, for example, Azure or AWS, to do so, click on Settings > Target Configuration
  21. In the Target Configurations screen click on ADD TARGET (top-right corner) and select the type of target you wish to use, for Public Clouds target select ‘Cloud Management’ and click on the desired target

 

For more information on adding Public Cloud Targets, please visit this article:  https://greencircle.vmturbo.com/docs/DOC-4003-cloud-control-setup-glossary

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