The Azure Stack Deployment Sheet sample is intended to assist you in pre-planning your solution data center integration requirements.
It helps you determine appropriate configuration of Azure Stack hardware solutions within your data center.
Until Azure Stack 1811 is used as a support to complete the Deployment Worksheet an excel sheet from which to fill in all the elements that will allow to build the configuration files for the deployment of an Azure Stack.
This file is structuring and very important because it is the starting point for the creation and the configuration of the Top of Rack switches of the Azure Stack and the configuration files for the deployment scripts.
From the 1811 version and the 1901 version of Azure Stack I recommend using the Powershell format and dropping the excel sheet
This new release includes a new Powershell-based User Interface which will be replacing the current Excel-based worksheet in 1901. The new UI consists of a Powershell module and uses standard Windows Forms objects.
Here are the elements contained in this file that are gathered during the different workshops done with the client to explain them and make the right structuring choice to host an Azure Stack infrastructure.
- Customer Settings:
Azure I dentity: Multi Tenant AAD or Mono tenant with ADFS
Prefixe Vm and Physical nodes, Private domain and external domain name used to access the Azure Stack from outside
- Environment Information:
Time Servers and DNs Forwarder for internet resolution, syslog server
All the reference for switch use and especially the cloud external subnet which will be the zone of communication between the existing world of your company and / or datacenter and Azure Stack.
Static routing or BGP (ASN Number) we use for Border Device on L3 connection
Number on node in the Scale unit.
All the networks necessary for the azure stack to be able to operate like BMC subnet, infrastructure subnet, storage subnet ….
In a future post I will detail all these elements
Verify the version of Azure Stack we want to install and use the good version of the Deployment Worksheet Powershell. Refer to the “Azure Stack Partner Toolkit xxxx Release Notes” .
Installing the Powershell Module for the Deployment Worksheet (don’t forget to parameter the Set-ExecutionPolicy)
### Step 2 – Set Repo
### Step 3 – Install Module
when the entire file is filled then simply click on Generate to extract configuration JSON files that will be used to create the configuration of the switches and the installation of the azure stack.
When the generation of the JSON files is finished, there appear two additional tabs that correspond to the IP addressing plan built automatically from the different networks and subnet filled above.
This will be used for the installation phase of the azure stack and the generation of switch configuration files among others