Launching virtual appliances using the Azure CLI - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.3.0

BlueCat Azure Virtual Appliances

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BlueCat Address Manager

Advanced Azure users can also launch BlueCat Azure Virtual Appliances instances using the Azure command line interface.

To launch instances using the Azure CLI, you need to find the VM image on the Azure marketplace, and use the information from the image to run the command to launch to the instance.

For detailed information about installing and configuring the Azure CLI, refer to the following Azure documentation:

If you are deploying the virtual appliance on Azure Government, refer to the following Azure documentation:

Launch BlueCat virtual appliance using the Azure CLI

  1. Find the VM image on the Azure Marketplace. For information, see
    You'll receive the following VM image information, which you need to use to run the command in step 2.
    VM image column Parameter
    urn --image
    sku --plan-name
    publisher --plan-publisher
    offer --plan-product
  2. Run the following command:
    computerName:MS-Azure userName$ az vm create  --resource-group rg-resourceGroupName --location 
    locationCode --name bddsName  --storage-account storageaccountName  --size Standard_D2_v2  --
    authentication-type ssh  --admin-username bluecat --ssh-key-value --custom-data cloud-
    init.txt --image <image URN> --use-unmanaged-disk --nics bddsName-nic-eth0 bddsName-nic-eth2 --
    plan-name <image SKU> --plan-publisher <image publisher> --plan-product <image Offer>

    For example:

    computerName:MS-Azure yourName$ az vm create  --resource-group rg-exampleGroup --location westus --
    name bdds1  --storage-account examplestorageaccount  --size Standard_D2_v2  --authentication-type 
    ssh  --admin-username bluecat --ssh-key-value --custom-data cloud-init.txt --image 
    bluecat:bluecat-dns-for-azure:bddsforazure831:8.3.1 --use-unmanaged-disk --nics bdds1-nic-eth0 
    bdds1-nic-eth2 --plan-name bddsforazure831 --plan-publisher bluecat --plan-product bluecat-dns-for-azure
    Where the cloud-init.txt file contains the following license information:
       id: "your client id"
    Note: #cloud-config must be in a valid YAML format. Spaces are required before line 3 (Activation key) and line 4 (Client ID).