Blog post shows how to quickly list tenants, their plans and Subscriptions. This is may needed if you want to trigger some own billings and other. This post will assume that you are using ADFS authentication.
We faced an issue with billing adapter few days ago. We didn’t get an data from Billing adapter sot we started to examine the issue.
On SPF server’s (Usage) IIs log found entry:
This blog post will show how to install WAP console connect with certificate from CA.
Windows Server 2012 R2 – Hyper-V
System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager
System Center 2012 R2 – Service Provider Foundation
Windows Azure Pack
Remote Desktop Gateway
Certification Authority With SHA 256
This blog posts shows how to keep for example WAP sites alive and users won´t need to wait for startup. Normally pool will go down after 20 minutes and warm up will take a while before users are able to login to tenant portal.
On the Windows Azure Platform a JWT token (http://openid.net/specs/draft-jones-json-web-token-07.html ) is needed for accessing the TenantAPI or AdminAPI. The token is obtained from the ADFS web service using the System.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSTrust RequestSecurityToken and RequestSecurityTokenResponse + related .Net classes. There is however a more direct way of obtaining the token that can be used on any platform.
Blog post will show how easily you can install AD FS 3.0.
– Windows 2012 R2 server on management domain
– Public certificate for AD FS (in this case we are using wildcard certificate which is already in computer personal store)
It is also possible to add Active directory group for manage users who have access to admin portal. You only need to add connection string and use “Add-MgmtSvcAdminUser” cmdlet.
Modify SQL server which have WAP database and create Active Directory group for WAP admins.
$connectionstring = 'Server=azurepacksql.virtualstation.local\Initial Catalog=Microsoft.MgmtSvc.Store;User ID=sa;Password=Password123'
Add-MgmtSvcAdminUser -ConnectionString $connectionstring -Principal 'virtualstation\WAP_Admins'
If you want to check already added admin users, it can be done with following command
Get-MgmtSvcAdminUser -ConnectionString $connectionstring
I will describe shortly the steps what is needed when modifying Gallery items.
First of all, we need to have Microsoft Web Platform Installer. With this we can download Gallery Items etc from Microsoft.
After the installation we need to have tool for modifying Gallery Items. Get VM role authoring tool Here and install it too.
Now we have all needed software´s so let´s start