You can use an existing sbuscription or use a free trial (you get 150 € or $200 windows Azure credit to spend freely in one month)
Step 2 : You should go to the new portal https://portal.azure.com (this is a new fonctionnality of this portal still in preview)
Step 3 : clic on “+ new” on the bottom left
Step 4 : choose all parameters for your farm by filling the form (I found it very well designed) :
We can then define :
- a ressources group : in order to (as the name states it) group the farm ressources
- a domain account which will be used to manage the farm
- an availability level (high or not) for the farm
- the farm components configuration. By default, the wizard gives the following options :
- 1 domain controler (VM size A1 standard) for the domain “contoso.com”
- 1 SQL server (VM size A5 standard), default service account sqlservice
- 1 SharePoint server (VM size A2 standard).
It should be noticed that with 2 cores and 3.5 GB we are well under the prerequisites for SharePoint 2013 (cf. Hardware and software requirements for SharePoint 2013) which are 4 cores and 12 GB of memory. First VM sizes meeting this criterias are A4 and A6 which are then over sized. A good compromise could be to chose VM size A3 (very close to the prerequisites):
|It should also be noticed that we can also specify the following parameters :
- there are other parameters like:
- network and storage
- Azure subscription
- the Azure Datacenter
We launch the creation by clicking on “create
It tooks for me :
- 1 hour 04 for a simple famr and
- 2 hours 39 minutes for a high availability farm.
The only noticable problem was an instanciation error :
which I corrected by releasing old ressources and opening the portal in Chrome rather than IE11.
A french version of this post is available here : Une ferme #SharePoint 2013 dans @Azure en quelques clics (1ère partie) !