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.

 

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 ‘+ New’ and type Turbonomic in the search window and click enter
  3. In the search result, select ‘Turbonomic 6.0’
  4. Click ‘Create’ in the Template details page
  5. In the new window, provide the following details:
    • Name: the name of the Turbonomic Server
    • VM Disk Type: HDD
    • 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
    • Subscription: select the Azure subscription to the for the deployment
    • Resource group: use an existing or create a new Azure Resource Group to deploy the VM into
    • Location: select the Azure region you wish to deploy the VM to
    • Click Ok to confirm the information and move to the next step
  6. In the next window, you will be asked to choose a VM size (options and prices may differ based on the region), please select the ‘D3_V2 Standard’ for best performance:
  7. In the ‘Settings’ window, please use your company’s standards for Availability Sets, Managed Storage. As for the other settings in this window:
    • Storage account: use the default unless you wish to change the storage account
    • Network:
      • Virtual Network: use the default unless you wish to change the vNetwork
      • Subnet: use the default unless you wish to change the subnet
      • Public IP: use the default unless you wish to change the public IP
      • Firewall: 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
    • Auto Shutdown: off
    • Monitoring:
      • Boot Diagnostics: Enabled
      • Guest OS Diagnostics: Enabled (this will allow Turbonomic to collect telemetry from itself)
      • Diagnostics Storage Account: use the default unless you wish to change the storage account
    • Click OK to confirm the settings
  8. The last step (assuming validation passed) is to purchase the template. This will deploy the Turbonomic server on Azure. Click Purchase
  9. You will be taken back to the main dashboard while the Turbonomic VM is being deployed
  10. 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
  11. 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)
  12. When accessing Turbonomic for the first time, you will require defining an administrator password, please input the desired password (twice) and click CONFIGURE
  13. 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’.
  14. You will be now redirected to the Turbonomic main page
  15. 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
  16. In the new window, select UPDATE LICENSE (top-right corner)
  17. Paste the license in the new window and click SAVE

  18. If the license is valid you should see a screen similar to the below image:
  19. Next, you will need to add your targets to Turbonomic, for example, Azure or AWS, to do so, click on Settings > Target Configuration
  20. 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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