Administering Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server

Microsoft Corporation

Published date: October 17, 2013


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Contents

Administering Windows Azure Pack - Overview........................................................................ 7

Provision and configure services in Windows Azure Pack......................................................... 7

Provision Virtual Machine Clouds............................................................................................ 8

Provisioning Virtual Machine Clouds topics.......................................................................... 8

Understanding the Virtual Machine Clouds architecture............................................................. 8

Using Service Provider Foundation with System Center to deliver VM Clouds........................ 9

VM Cloud architecture topics............................................................................................. 10

How is the management portal for administrators associated with Service Provider Foundation? 10

See Also........................................................................................................................... 12

How is Service Provider Foundation associated with Windows Azure Pack Usage Service?...... 12

See Also........................................................................................................................... 13

How is Service Provider Foundation associated with Service Management Automation?.......... 13

See Also........................................................................................................................... 15

How is communication secured between the portal, Service Provider Foundation, and other components?      15

See Also........................................................................................................................... 17

Requirements for using VM Clouds....................................................................................... 17

Add Service Provider Foundation Service Account as VMM Administrator........................... 20

Other Requirements for Using VM Clouds........................................................................... 20

See Also........................................................................................................................... 20

Create VM Networks for Windows Azure Pack........................................................................ 21

Step 1: Create a logical network......................................................................................... 21

Step 2: Create an IP pool for the logical network................................................................. 23

Step 3: Create an uplink port profile................................................................................... 24

Step 4: Create a logical switch referencing the port profile................................................... 24

Step 5: Assign the logical switch to the host....................................................................... 25

Step 6: Assign the logical network to the cloud................................................................... 26

Step 7: Create a VM network.............................................................................................. 27

Register the Service Provider Foundation Endpoint for Virtual Machine Clouds........................ 28

Before Registering the Service Provider Foundation............................................................ 28

Registering the Service Provider Foundation in Windows Azure Pack................................... 28

See Also........................................................................................................................... 29

Register Service Management Automation for Virtual Machine Clouds..................................... 29

See Also........................................................................................................................... 30

Register Service Reporting for Virtual Machine Clouds........................................................... 30

See Also........................................................................................................................... 31

Using SQL Server or MySQL with Windows Azure Pack.......................................................... 31

Install SQL Server.............................................................................................................. 31

Install MySQL.................................................................................................................... 31

Install and configure the SQL Server and MySQL resource providers....................................... 32

Configure SQL Server and MySQL Application databases for tenant use................................. 33

Connect to the SQL Server instance................................................................................... 33

Connect to the MySQL instance......................................................................................... 34

Create groups................................................................................................................... 34

Configure SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Windows Azure Pack..................................... 35

Prerequisites..................................................................................................................... 35

Actions in the management portal for administrators........................................................... 36

Actions in SQL Server....................................................................................................... 36

References....................................................................................................................... 36

Deploy Service Management Automation............................................................................... 37

Deployment topics............................................................................................................ 37

System requirements for Service Management Automation..................................................... 37

Hardware requirements...................................................................................................... 38

Software requirements.................................................................................................... 38

Running Service Management Automation on Windows Azure virtual machines.................. 39

Security Requirements.................................................................................................... 39

Security requirements for Service Management Automation.................................................... 40

Section Heading................................................................................................................ 40

Subsection Heading....................................................................................................... 40

How to install the Service Management Automation web service............................................. 40

Install the Service Management Automation web service...................................................... 41

How to install the Service Management Automation runbook worker........................................ 43

Install a runbook worker..................................................................................................... 43

How to install the Service Management Automation PowerShell module.................................. 43

Install the Service Management Automation PowerShell module........................................... 44

Install Service Management Automation from a Command Prompt window.............................. 44

Windows Installer files....................................................................................................... 44

Powershell module installation options............................................................................... 45

Web service installation options......................................................................................... 45

Runbook worker installation options................................................................................... 47

See also........................................................................................................................... 48

Post-installation tasks for Service Management Automation................................................... 48

Replace untrusted Self-Signed Certificates with trusted certificates...................................... 49

How to uninstall Service Management Automation.................................................................. 49

Integrate Service Reporting in Windows Azure Pack............................................................... 50

Administer Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server............................................................. 50

Administer User Accounts and Subscriptions......................................................................... 51

Administer accounts and create notifications...................................................................... 52

See Also........................................................................................................................... 53

Administer Plans and Add-ons.............................................................................................. 53

Plan and add-on overview.................................................................................................. 53

Important considerations for authoring plans and add-ons................................................... 56

Create and publish a plan.................................................................................................. 57

Step 1: Author a plan...................................................................................................... 57

Step 2. Set properties for a plan..................................................................................... 57

Step 3: Modify a plan..................................................................................................... 58

Step 4: Configure a plan................................................................................................. 58

Step 5: Advertise a plan................................................................................................. 58

Step 6: Change access to a plan..................................................................................... 59

Step 7: Clone a plan....................................................................................................... 59

Step 8: Author an add-on................................................................................................... 59

See Also........................................................................................................................... 60

Windows Azure Pack subscription states............................................................................... 60

Administer Virtual Machine Clouds......................................................................................... 62

Administering VM Clouds topics........................................................................................ 62

Add VMM stamps to Virtual Machine Clouds......................................................................... 62

See Also........................................................................................................................... 62

Using automation with Virtual Machine Clouds........................................................................ 63

Objects that can be associated with runbooks.................................................................... 64

See Also........................................................................................................................... 66

Using gallery Items in Virtual Machine Clouds......................................................................... 66

See Also........................................................................................................................... 69

Known issues with Virtual Machine Clouds............................................................................. 69

Deleting a subscription or user account does not automatically delete virtual machines and networks associated with that subscription............................................................................................................ 69

Refreshing the query to list virtual machines, networks, and their status............................... 69

Searching for virtual machines or networks with names containing Unicode characters.......... 70

See Also........................................................................................................................... 70

Administer Service Management Automation.......................................................................... 70

Administration topics......................................................................................................... 70

Establish trust between Service Management Automation and Service Provider Foundation..... 71

Scaling Service Management Automation up or down............................................................. 71

Initial recommendations.................................................................................................. 72

SQL Server recommendations......................................................................................... 72

Scale out Service Management Automation..................................................................... 72

How to purge the Service Management Automation database................................................. 72

Common runbook tasks........................................................................................................ 73

Common tasks.................................................................................................................. 73

How to schedule a runbook................................................................................................... 73

How to start a runbook......................................................................................................... 74

View the status of a runbook job........................................................................................... 74

How to use the runbook dashboard....................................................................................... 75

How to change log settings for a runbook............................................................................. 76

Set or change the Service Management Automation endpoint................................................. 76

Migrate from Windows Azure Services for Windows Server..................................................... 77

Known issues with migrating data....................................................................................... 78

Before you uninstall the Service Management Portal........................................................... 78

After you install Windows Azure Pack................................................................................. 81

Windows Azure Pack terminology.......................................................................................... 82

Accessibility information for Windows Azure Pack................................................................. 84

Windows features.............................................................................................................. 84

Keyboard shortcuts........................................................................................................ 84

Use high-contrast mode.................................................................................................. 85

Browser features............................................................................................................... 85

More information............................................................................................................... 85