Install VConnect RP

Ensure following install happens ONLY in the specific stamp identified to install the Resource Provider UI. Rest of the stamps are just connected to and installation of RP is not required.

HOST VM

On AzS Development Kits, sign in to the physical host.

On multi-node integrated systems, the host must be a system that can access admin and tenant endpoints.

Ensure the prerequsities are validated and 'InputParameters.dat' file is available.

Note: All steps in Prerequisites should be taken care before proceeding with the deployment steps below.

  1. Open a new elevated (administrative) PowerShell console and change to the directory where the files have been extracted (c:\CloudAssert\VConnectMSM). Use a new window to avoid problems that might arise from incorrect PowerShell modules that are already loaded on the system. If you don't have this installer please reach out to our team and we will provide you with latest installer and trial license.

  2. Ensure 2 certificate files (.pfx and .cer) [as in Prerequisites -> Certificate section] are present in the Cert folder as follows:

  • The file name must not contain any special characters

  • Only a *.cer and *.pfx exists in this Cert folder

  • The certificates must be placed in in this folder every time before retrying the deployment

3. Backup the Cert folder, in case we have to retry the deployment need the files to be replaced here

4. Run following command to install VConnect resource provider.

.\InstallVConnect.ps1 -InstallFromDatFile

5. Type 'Y' to use the 'InputParameters.dat' file located in the root folder of the extracted installers. To specify a different location of the 'InputParameters.dat' file, type 'N'.

6. A pop up will appear with end user license agreement, once reviewed click Accept. The installation will continue and complete once all steps succeed.

This RP deployment step for a Multi node environment may take 60-75 minutes to complete. For ASDK, it may take 90 - 100 minutes.

Validating the input parameters and installing VConnect resource provider can be done together by executing the following command

InstallConnect.ps1 –ValidateAndInstall

Verify deployment in Azure Stack Portals

  • In Admin Portal -> Resource Groups, Select the system.[location].cloudassert.vconnect resource group and verify if the deployment succeeded.

  • In Tenant Portal -> Resource Groups, Select the system.[location].cloudassert.vconnect.rp resource group and verify if the deployment succeeded.

  • In SQL Database Server, ensure the databases CloudAssert.VConnect, CloudAssert.Billing and CloudAssert.Dacm are populated with tables

  • In Resource Provider VM, verify necessary web sites are installed:

    1. Go to Tenant Portal -> All Resources -> VConnectVM1000 -> Overview -> DNS Name (last item)

    2. Copy the value and remote into this resource provider VM

    3. User name: vconnectrpadmin, Password: as specified in the above installation step

    4. Go to inetmgr, ensure following 5 custom web sites are present

  • In the same Resource Provider VM, go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features -> verify 3 services DACM (Cost Management agent service), Billing API and VConnect API exist and are running properly

  • If any of the above verification steps fail, reach out to us to fix the issues and retry the InstallVConnect.ps1 following instructions below

  • If all verification steps passed, proceed to License Activation

Retry instructions

In case this step of the deployment needs to be re-run:

  1. Perform Step 2 in the above install instructions to place the certificate files in the appropriate folder in the install path

  2. Run InstallVConnect.ps1 and specify the required parameters