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IamPK on Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:06:12


What are the basic requirements for Azure to be setup on windows 2012 .

We are planning to convert one of our W2K12 R2 Standard to Azure and also have SCVMM on the same machine. Does Azure need Datacentre edition as base/host operating system ? Will it work with SQL developer edition or will require SQL Stanard as bare minimum ?


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Will Shao on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:13:24


Hi,

>>Does Azure need Datacentre edition as base/host operating system ?

Base on my experience, you could use your server on azure. You could create a azure storage account and upload your OS VHD file to azure storage, You could create the VM using your VHD file. I recommend you could refer to this docs for more details and steps:http://blogs.technet.com/b/the_cloud_pilot/archive/2012/06/25/migrate-on_2d00_premises-servers-to-the-cloud-with-windows-azure.aspx .

>>Will it work with SQL developer edition or will require SQL Stanard as bare minimum ?

Base on my experience, if you use your custom VM, there is not bare minimum. And more related the azure VM issue, I suggest you could post it on azure VM forum.

Thanks & Regards,

Will

tomvangramberen on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:16:33


Hello

I am not sure I understand your question correctly but are you asking what the operating system requirements are to "install" Azure?

In that specific case let me explain.

Azure is the name of Microsoft's public cloud offering. It is not something that can be installed on your on premise hardware. What Azure does is offering you the ability to deploy virtual machines, web sites, SQL databases and many more into one of Microsoft's data centers. Using this service you have the possibility to pay-as-you-go and have no upfront cost. I suggest you read this http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-azure/.

However, Microsoft also provided Azure Pack! This is a set of software packages that allow you to deploy a "Azure familiar" private cloud on premise. Once installed, it allows you to provide a similar looking self service portal to host virtual machines, web sites, SQL databases and such. A working deployment of Azure Pack requires more that just one server. This will get you started http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn296442.aspx.

If it is indeed Azure Pack you are looking for I highly recommend to try this http://www.systemcentercentral.com/build-a-windows-azure-pack-2013-lab-using-pdt-revisited/ (Note: the PDT is updated from time to time and a more recent download is available here http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/PowerShell-Deployment-f20bb605).

IamPK on Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:01:28


Yup i am talking about azure pack itself the new thing windows released to its customers.  I want to try something like azure setup so we can use DPM to do a backup to this azure server which we might deploy to offsite location and also to have vm lab kind of scenario available.

4c74356b41 on Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:34:46


If you are talking about Azure Pack - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn469335.aspx

You can check WAPack requirements using this link. I'm sorry if it's not what you are looking for, the question is really hard to understand exactly.