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Classic Azure provider

Note

From BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.6.07, Azure Classic (commonly known as Azure Service Manager) is no longer supported. BMC recommends you to use Azure Resource Manager (ARM). All the classic resources are available in Azure Resource Manager portal.

BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.6.03 and earlier versions integrate with the Azure Service Management (ASM) Portal, commonly known as the Azure Classic Portal 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 a Classic 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:

StepTask

Install Azure Provider

or

Upgrade the Azure Provider

You must install or upgrade the Azure Provider first before using it.

Note: Before installing or upgrading an Azure Provider ensure that the prerequisites are met. See Prerequisites for installing the Azure Provider for details.

Enabling the Azure provider

Typically you perform the activities of the setup phase of your Azure Provider only once. These activities include configuring the Azure Provider and setting up the Azure account credentials.

If you are using Azure Resource Manager and BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management 4.6.05 or later, see all Provisioning for Azure Resource Manager (with or without templates) for additional information.

Configuring resources for Azure services

After you have installed and enabled the Azure provided, you must onboard and configure the Azure Provider resources to provision an Azure service:

Create the service offering for Azure

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

Administering 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

Installing the Azure Classic Provider

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