Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process. The introduction and index post can be found at: Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (Part 0 – Introduction)
In this Hands-on Lab, you’ll build a functional Dev/Test lab environment for SharePoint Server 2013 that consists of three virtual machines on a common virtual network running in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
In this Step-By-Step Hand on Lab Guide, you will learn how to:
1. Get Started with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services
2. Register a DNS Server in Windows Azure
3. Define a Virtual Network in Windows Azure
4. Configure Windows Server Active Directory in a Windows Azure VM
5. Configure SQL Server 2012 in a Windows Azure VM
6. Configure SharePoint Server 2013 in a Windows Azure VM
7. Wrap up and SAVE SOME TIME & MONEY!!!
8. Challenge Exercise: Scripted Provisioning with Windows PowerShell [Coming Soon!]
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour, 45 minutes You can download the .Docx version of the lab guide here
You’ll be leveraging our Windows Azure FREE Trial Subscription program to build a free cloud-based lab environment for SharePoint Server 2013.
The following components are required to successfully complete this Hands-on Lab:
· Remote Desktop Client connection software
· Internet connectivity
In addition, this hands-on lab guide assumes that lab participants are comfortable with performing the steps involved in implementing Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory in an on-premises datacenter environment. But, if you have questions along the way, feel free to ask today’s presenter for assistance!
In this lab, we’ll be using a naming convention of XXXlabYYY01, where XXX will be replaced with your unique initials and YYY will be replaced with an abbreviation representing the function of a virtual machine or Windows Azure configuration component (ad, db or app).