The CentreStack image published by Gladinet can be deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace. The following article walks through how to accomplish this.
From the search engine, search for centrestack azure marketplace or click here.
Select the CentreStack Server from the Azure Marketplace.
Review the Plans + Pricing, then select GET IT NOW.
Select 'GET IT NOW' to proceed.
From the following screen, select 'Start with a pre-set configuration' instead of 'Create', otherwise, we end up directly in the Virtual Machine creation screen. For our purposes, we will select 'Production' and the General purpose (D-Series) default from the recommended defaults screen.
From the Basics tab of the Virtual Machine creation screen, the Image has already been pre-selected to the CentreStack image plan. The Size has also been pre-selected from the recommendations screen. Proceed with filling out all of the required fields. For this demonstration, Zone Redundancy configuration is not being used, so the 'No infrastructure redundancy required' from the Availability options dropdown is being selected.
To review more on the Availability options for Azure Virtual Machines, please review: Availability options for Azure Virtual Machines - Azure Virtual Machines | Microsoft Docs
By default, it will deploy the Virtual Machine with a (128 GB) Premium SSD for the OS disk. If additional disks are required, they can be created from the Disks tab. Otherwise, select the Networking tab.
From the Networking tab, the default settings configure a Virtual Network with an address space of 10.0.0.0/24. This will only allow the Virtual Network to have 256 IP addresses (-5 IPs used by the Azure fabric per subnet) with the default subnet consuming all of them. This configuration can be modified by selecting 'Create new' under the Virtual Network name field.
To learn more about Virtual Networks, please visit Azure Virtual Network FAQ | Microsoft Docs
NOTE: It's important to keep in mind overlapping IP addresses in case of any future VNET peering or Site-to-Site VPN configurations.
Select 'Create new' from the Public IP address field, and create a Static IP with a Basic SKU since we are deploying the solution without an Availability Zone configuration.
To learn more about Public IP SKUs, please review Public IP addresses in Azure | Microsoft Docs
We can now navigate to the Review + Create tab, and Select 'Create'.
Once the Deployment is complete, we can select 'Go to resource'.
From the Virtual Machine resource, we can select Connect from the Overview tab, and select RDP from the dropdown.
Select 'Download RDP File'.
After running the RDP file and authenticating to the RDP session, Select the 'CentreStack' folder from the desktop and click on the CentreStack Cluster Manager shortcut.
Supply an email and credentials in the Default Admin account creation screen. These will be the credentials used to sign in as the Cluster Administrator.
The installation Guide from 1 Getting Started — Installation Guide 9.7.5645.41666 documentation (centrestack.com) can be used to finish additional configurations needed, such as configuring the server for SSL.
From the Azure Portal, if we navigate to the resource group created during the deployment, we can see the Azure resources created.