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ARM Azure provider

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.6.03 and later versions integrate with the Azure Resource Management (ARM) Portal, commonly known as the ARM to deploy Azure cloud applications as a service. With Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs), enterprise customers can deploy their own customized Microsoft Windows Server or Linux images into a multizone, commercially backed Service Level Agreement (SLA) production environment in minutes or get started with a preconfigured image from the Microsoft image gallery. Finally, with Microsoft Azure and virtual network technology, the cloud is a seamless extension of your data center, taking full advantage of Microsoft System Center, Active Directory, and Visual Studio.

The topics in this section provide information and instructions for installing, setting up, preparing, and initiating an Azure service offering instance:

High-level tasks for setting up an ARM Azure Provider

The cloud administrator is an IT professional who is responsible for the full life cycle of the cloud environment, including initial planning, deployment and configuration, continued administration, operation, and maintenance. As a cloud administrator, you can leverage Microsoft Azure in the IaaS provider capability for your development and testing teams. As a Microsoft Software Developer Network (MSDN) subscriber and an enterprise customer, you can have access to an image gallery that contains multiple versions of the Windows server operating system and additional server software, such as SQL Server, SharePoint Server, and BizTalk Server, enabling you to quickly develop and test components at discounted rates. You can use your own MSDN server software licenses and bits to create VMs tailored to your specific needs.

The following table lists the tasks of a cloud administrator, associated with the stages at which the tasks are required:

NumberStepTask
1Configuring resources for Azure services

You must onboard and configure the Azure Provider resources to provision an Azure service:


2Create the service offering for Azure

In this final phase, you prepare and initiate the service offering request.

3Administering the Azure provider

Once the provider is up and running, you can perform the following administrative tasks at any time:


Where to go from here

Provisioning for Azure Resource Manager (with or without templates)

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