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 VConnect database

  • VConnect Database must be created prior to the deployment and it must be accessible from Azure Stack tenant network

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 for the .pfx certificate should not contain the following characters: ^ ` ~ & % *

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 ^ ` ~ & % *)

  • Install Azure PowerShell version with respect to Azure Stack Version (Azure PowerShell)

    • Ensure that Azure PowerShell version 1.6.0 is available for Azure stack version 1811, PowerShell version 1.7.0 for Azure stack version 1901 & 1902 and PowerShell version 1.7.1 for Azure Stack version 1904

Dell EMC Isilon Integration

  • Applicable only for integration with Dell EMC Isilon as an attached storage inside Azure Stack Hub

  • Azure Stack Hub border device / firewall, needs to have necessary configuration to allow access to Isilon endpoint

  • VConnect RP is installed in tenant network, thus Isilon endpoint should be accessible from tenant network

  • Validate the accessibility by accessing the Isilon endpoint from browser from tenant VM