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Tutorial: Migrate Live Servers to Microsoft Azure

Written by James Weir le 29 july 2014

As you know, we recently launched our new UForge for Microsoft Azure platform, which lets you template software or migrate live servers to Azure. We're currently running a series of tutorials to help you get the most from UForge. In this post, I'll take you through how you can migrate live Linux servers to Azure.

If you missed my last post on registering your Azure credentials in UForge, you can take a look here. You should also check that your chosen Linux operating system is supported in Azure. You can find that information on Microsoft's web site.

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Classified in : Cloud Computing, Technology, Tutorial, Hybrid Cloud - Tags : uforge, uforge migration, cloud migration, microsoft azure, microsoft, azure, server migration, - no comments


UForge for Microsoft Azure Tutorial: Registering Your Azure Credentials with UForge

Written by James Weir le 23 july 2014

Our new UForge for Microsoft Azure portal allows developers and enterprise customers to easily template their software or migrate live servers to Azure or hybrid environments in minutes. You can access all of our usual UForge functionality, including Factory, Migration and Marketplace features, directly from a single, easy-to-use portal that is optimized for Azure.

Over the next couple of months, we'll be running a series of tutorials to help you create software templates and migrate live servers to Azure. To get started, let's look at how to register your Azure credentials in UForge, a first step that you'll need to do whether you're migrating existing servers or creating new apps for Azure.

The prerequisites for this tutorial are:

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Tutorial : Migrer vos serveurs physiques et virtuels vers Microsoft Azure

Written by Alexandre Lefebvre le 16 july 2014

Notre nouvelle solution, UForge for Microsoft Azure, vous permet de migrer vos serveurs actifs (qu'ils soient dans un environnment physique, virtuel tel que VMware, ou autre cloud) vers Azure en quelques clics. Ce tutorial vous explique comment faire.

Les prérequis pour ce tutorial sont :

 

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Classified in : Cloud Computing, Technology, Tutorial - Tags : azure, template applicatif, server template, migration, cloud migrations, microsoft azure, windows azure - no comments


How to Upload Linux Images to Microsoft Windows Azure

Written by Gillian Gover le 05 march 2013

We recently announced that UForge supports Windows Azure, meaning you can use UForge Online to build and publish VMs directly to your Azure account for provisioning.

We support the following Linux operating systems that are also supported by Azure:

This post will help you understand how to create and upload Linux images to Windows Azure using UForge.

The Azure platform doesn't provide a console so you must remember to define a root password in your Install Profile when you create your image.

1. Creating an Azure Image

If you're using OpenSUSE, the necessary Hyper-V drivers are already included in the kernel. If you want to use CentOS, you need to check if your kernel already includes these drivers. If not, you can load them into your image using the UForge My Software function.

For more information on drivers, see: https://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/common-tasks/upload-a-VHD/

The Azure platform doesn't provide a console so you must remember to define a root password in your Install Profile when you create your image.

To achieve this you have to select the option "set automatically", then add your chosen root password. <

2. Uploading Your Image to Azure

To publish your image into Azure, you need to follow these steps in UForge.

2.1 Create an Azure credential account within UForge:

You need to upload your Azure account details to UForge, which will enable you to generate and publish directly to Azure. These tags are specific to Azure:

2.2 Generate your Azure image

Once you have set up your Azure account credentials you can then generate your Azure image. Click on "Generate", then "Cloud Formats" and select "Azure".

Set your disk size and compression, and hit "Generate".

2.3 Upload your image to Azure

Select "Publish Image" next to the generated image you wish to upload to Azure.


Choose your Azure account, as well as your storage account. If your storage account doesn't exist, you'll need to create it. Choose a name which will be unique for the whole Azure platform. You also then need to choose your Azure location e.g. "West Europe" before hitting "Upload".

3. Create a VM within Azure

Once you've uploaded your image to Azure, you need to follow a number of manual steps in Azure to create your VM.

When a Linux image is published into Azure, an OS disk is automatically created in Azure, and added to the gallery. Now you must manually create your VM.

Login to the Azure portal, and choose "New Virtual Machine". Select "From Gallery". Select your image from the drop down menu and assign it a unique DNS name. Choose your instance size, location and subscription type. Then hit "Create Virtual Machine" to provision your image.

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New UForge Release: Onboard Applications to Windows Azure and Flexiant.

Written by Catherine Nuel le 17 january 2013

Self-service application onboarding to Azure and FlexiantWe are pleased to announce the UForge 3.3.1 release.
This version includes support for Windows Azure and Flexiant IaaS platforms.

UShareSoft is continuously expanding UForge connectors to different clouds, providing users with high level interoperability and maximum choice in software delivery to cloud.

 

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