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Qumulo on Azure: Launch a Qumulo on Azure File System

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Outlines how to launch a Qumulo on Azure file system

REQUIREMENTS

  • Active Azure subscription with permissions to subscribe to a 3rd party service on Azure marketplace
  • Permission to perform VNet peering from your Azure subscription to another Azure subscription

NOTE: You must contact Qumulo to gain access to the Qumulo listing on Azure Marketplace.

DETAILS

Qumulo on Azure offers Qumulo’s multi-protocol, massively scalable file storage as an integrated Microsoft Azure ecosystem service. As with all Qumulo products, Qumulo on Azure provides real-time visibility into capacity and performance usage no matter how big or full the namespace. It also brings with it a robust API for both data management and data access as well as native interoperability with Windows, Mac and Linux applications and clients from the same namespace. Qumulo on Azure is entirely cloud-native and software-defined, making provisioning fast and providing a consistent service experience throughout a wide range of Azure regions.

It is also a fully-managed service, so you get all the enterprise features, ease of use, scale, and flexibility of Qumulo without having to manage the underlying infrastructure (like identifying the correct virtual machine, managing disks, handling their failures, etc.).

Subscribe to Qumulo from the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

  1. Navigate to the Microsoft Azure Portal.
  2. Click Marketplace from the list of Azure services at the top of the page.

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  3. Log in to your account.

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  4. Type Qumulo on Azure into the search box and click the result.

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  5. Click Set up + Subscribe.
  6. Fill in the information about your plan's details using the fields, as described below:
    • Subscription: The Azure subscription where the Qumulo service will be billed.
    • Resource Group: Specify or create a group to house your cluster.
    • Name: A descriptive name for your cluster.
  7. Click Next to add Tags for your cluster (optional).
  8. Click Review + subscribe.
  9. Review the configuration you've specified and make any changes needed.

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  10. Click Subscribe.
  11. After the subscription finishes processing, click Configure account now to proceed.
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Your browser will be directed to a landing page that provides your Subscription ID. Make a note of this for the next steps, as it will be used once Qumulo reaches out to finish configuring your subscription.

Configure your Qumulo Subscription

  1. Open the email you received from the Azure Marketplace and click Activate now.

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  2. At this time, a Qumulo team member will work with you to understand your file system requirements (size, region) and also ensure that you can access this file system securely using VNet peering.
    NOTE: VNet peering must be enabled on both your own VNet and the one Qumulo sets up in order for you to communicate with the Qumulo on Azure file system. For additional details, refer to Virtual Network Peering Overview in Azure’s knowledge base.
  3. Provide the details requested to finish your configuration:
    • File system name: The name of your system
    • Size: The total capacity for your file system
    • Performance level: Your desired performance for the system
    • Azure region: The region for your deployment
    • VNet Resource ID: The unique identifier of your VNet. You can get it from the Azure portal by viewing your VNet properties. See screenshot below:

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    • VNet authorized person email: Email of the person with permission to peer your VNet with the VNet Qumulo file system VNet. This person will receive an invitation from Qumulo to set up VNet peering.
    • VNet IP range: IP range that does not conflict with the IP range of the VNets for your client machines.

Launch Your Qumulo on Azure File System

Once your file system is ready and VNet peered, you can access the Qumulo file system from any machines that reside within the peered VNet.

  1. Open a browser and navigate to one of the IP addresses provisioned for your Qumulo on Azure.

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  2. Agree to the End User Agreement to access the Qumulo Web UI.

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RESOLUTION

You should now be able to successfully launch a Qumulo on Azure file system

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Qumulo on Azure: Configure VNet Peering

Virtual Network Peering Overview

 

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