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Deploy using Microsoft Azure

Before starting your deployment you will need to download the latest PxM Platform Virtual Appliance OVA file which can be found on the Osirium Support portal. Click here for more information.

The following steps will walk you through deploying the PxM Platform Virtual Appliance OVA file within your environment.

  1. Logon to the Microsoft Azure portal.

  2. From the Microsoft Azure dashboard select the Create a resource option in the upper left-hand corner.

  3. Within the New window, type Osirium in the Search the Marketplace box and press ENTER.

    Select offering

  4. Within the Everything window, the search results will show the Osirium PxM Platform offerings. We recommend you use the latest version for a new installation, otherwise select the version you require.

    Select offering

  5. Within the The Osirium PxM Platform Virtual Appliance window, read the information. There is only one deployment mode which is already selected and can not be changed. Click Create.

    Select offering

  6. Within the Create virtual machine window, Basics tab, enter the virtual appliance information.

    When deploying the virtual machine, you MUST set the Username to osirium_support and use password based authentication type (and not SSH key based authentication).

    PROJECT DETAILS

    Field name Description
    Subscription Select based on your own deployment requirements.
    Resource group Select based on your own deployment requirements.

    INSTANCE DETAILS

    Field name Description
    Virtual machine name Enter a name you want the PxM Virtual Appliance to be identified as. The name given will also be used as the hostname of the virtual appliance.

    NOTE: The name can not contain non-ACSII or special characters.

    Region Select based on your own deployment requirements.
    Availability options Select based on your own deployment requirements.
    Image Leave as default.
    Size To view the PxM Platform recommended Virtual Appliance sizes, look on the Osirium PxM Platform > Plans + Pricing section of the Microsoft Azure Marketplace page.

    NOTE: For a non production environment virtual appliance i.e. proof of concept, test or development, you would be fine with a smaller offering.

    ADMINISTRATORS ACCOUNT

    Field name Description
    Authentication type MUST set to Password.

    NOTE: The password value must be between 12 and 72 characters long and contain 3 of the following: 1 lower case character, 1 upper case character, 1 number, and 1 special character that is not \ or -.

    Username This MUST be osirium_support and will be used to log into the PxM Virtual Appliance to install the PxM software.
    Password Enter a password that fulfills the recommended criteria set by Manage account.
    Confirm password Reconfirm the password set.

    Example:

    Select offering

  7. Click Next : Disks >.

  8. Within the Create virtual machine window, Disks tab, enter the disk options.

    DISK OPTIONS

    Field name Description
    OS disk type Recommended disk type is Standard SSD.
    Use unmanaged disks Leave as default.

    DATA DISKS

    No configuration required.

    Select offering

  9. Click Next : Networking >.

  10. Within the Create virtual machine window, Networking tab, select your preferred settings.

    Note

    As default the virtual appliance is given a public IP address and a corresponding Network security group (firewall) setting. This allows the PxM Virtual Appliance to be accessed and managed through the stated public ip address.
    If you don't want to access via a public ip address then adjust the settings as required.
    If you are using a public ip address then set the Assignment to Static.

  11. Click Next : Management >, select your preferred settings.

  12. Click Next : Advanced >, select your preferred settings.

  13. Click Next : Tags >, select your preferred settings.

  14. Click Next : Review + Create >. Wait while the virtual machine is validated.

  15. Click Create once the validation has succeeded. Wait while the virtual appliance is created and deployed.

  16. Now the PxM Virtual Appliance has been successfully deployed you will need to run through the Restore procedure steps.