Prerequisites

Connection to a SQL server

  • SQL Server name, in the format, <IP Address of the SQL Server>/<Instance name>

  • SQL authenticated user credential

  • Name of the Billing database

  • Billing Database must be created prior to the deployment and it must be accessible from Azure Stack

  • It is highly recommended to have Billing database in a performant SQL Server. Recommended system configuration is given below,

    • Compute: CPU – 6 Cores

    • Compute: Memory – 16 GB

    • Disk Drive Type - SSD

Tenant Subscription

  • ID of the Tenant Subscription where Cloud Assert components need to be deployed

  • Tenant Subscription administrator account credentials

  • A tenant subscription created from an Azure Stack Offer/Plan that includes Microsoft Compute, Storage and Network services with default quotas added

  • Upon creating the tenant subscription, the Microsoft Compute, Storage and Network services need to be registered from the Subscription > Resource Providers blade in the Tenant portal

Certificate

  • For integrated systems (i.e. multi-node), a .pfx certificate is required. Refer to PKI Certificate Requirements for more details.

  • For ASDK, certificate is generated as a part of the deployment. Password should not contain the following characters: ^ ` ~ & % *

  • The deployment scripts will take care of creating the VM (size Standard A3) for the first time. When using the resource provider in production environment, it is recommended to increase the size of the VM to Standard A4 and ensure that the VM doesn’t restart on its own

Others

  • Download the Windows 2016 Datacenter image from the marketplace through the Marketplace Management blade in the Admin portal

  • Netbios name of the Azure Stack domain (On ASDK, the default is AzureStack)

  • Azure Stack service Admin account credentials (Azure AD account)

    • Ensure if the service Admin account has "Global Administrator" role (Password should not contain the following characters ^ ` ~ & % *)

  • Azure Stack cloud administrator credential for Privileged endpoint access E.g., <Azure Stack domain>\cloudadmin (Password should not contain the following characters ^ ` ~ & % *)

  • Download the Windows 2016 Datacenter image from the marketplace through the Marketplace Management blade in the Admin portal

  • Uninstall any Azure PowerShell versions other than 1.7.2 and Install Azure PowerShell version 1.7.2 (Azure PowerShell)