Wow, a lot is happening around Microsoft these days.
And just recently Microsoft released the Service Management Portal and API for Windows Azure free for download for hosting providers.
Quick start guide –> http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9813519
Detailed step-by-step –> http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9813518
I have taken a quick walkthrough of the web part.
Hyper-V Host server for Service Management Portal and Web Sites VMs:
o Dual Processor Quad Core
o Operating System: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter Edition With Hyper-V (64bit) / Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V (64 bit)
o RAM: 48 GB
o 2 Volumes:
X First Volume: 40GB or greater (host OS).
X Second Volume: 100GB or greater (VHDs).
Separate SQL server(s) for Web Sites configuration databases and users/web sites databases running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.
Separate MySQL server version 5.1 for users/web sites databases.
Either a Windows UNC share or a NAS device acting as a File server to host web site content.
And as you can see, the download consists of the multiple services that is Azure.
And during the installation there might be multiple restarts.
Once it is finished, click Finish and a Internet Explorer will pop up and open a connection to localhost:30101
This is the Service Management Console as it is signed with a self-signed certificate (so you will get an error message)
Here you have to enter setup configurations to the SQL server.
In addition you also get a bunch of new powershell cmdlets.
And if you open the IIS Admin console you see that you have a bunch of new web sites.
For instance https://localhost:30081/ is the Service Management Website.
https://localhost:30091/ is the admin site
Since im blogging this while on vacation I don’t have access to my home lab enviroment…. sad but true. More will come about this subject 🙂