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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Building Windows Azure Pack Into Your Data Center–Part 4

 

This post is part 4 of previous post where by we have use tenant portal to manage a provision VM. In this post we are going to move forward on our VM services and offer an additional services :- Database hosting services. With Windows Azure Pack, we can allow tenant to subscribe either MySQL or SQL database.

DBHosting

For Service provider, we encourage them to setup high availability database by configure

a) Windows Clustering and use MySQL Enterprise Edition

b) Windows Clustering and use SQL Always ON, Mirroring or SQL Cluster.

Once database has setup, Service provider can use Admin Portal to configure mapping to SQL Server or MySQL connection so Tenant can request for database services.

After configure the connection, do remember to add an additional services to existing / new Plan. Refer to previous post on how to create new plan.

Let check out on how Tenant subscribe database services.

Tenant Portal

After added Database into the plan, you will be able to see SQL and MySQL on the navigation pane (on the right)

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Create SQL database

Click on +NEW | SQL Server Databases | Create Database

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A wizard will prompt to enter database settings, enter your database name and click Next

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Enter your database credential and click Tick (to create the database)

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Create MySQL Database

Repeat the same process. Click on +NEW | MYSQL Server Databases | Create Database

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A wizard will prompt to enter database settings, enter your database name and click Next

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Enter your database credential and click Tick (to create the database)

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Verification

It will take a while for the database to be created. Once complete, you will be able to view from the portal

SQL Server

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Select the database and you will able to perform the following action.

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View info – view the database settings. Your Tenant can use this settings to connect application to hosted database.

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Delete – to remove the database

Change password – change the database admin password

Resize – Change the size of the database. Scroll to increase your database size (if quota allow)

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MySQL Server

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Select the database and you will able to perform the following action.

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View info – view the database settings. Your Tenant can use this settings to connect application to hosted database.

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Delete – to remove the database

Change password – change the database admin password

Let have a look on the backend database

SQL Server

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Connect to SQL database using SQL Management Studio

MySQL Server

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Connect to MySQL database using MySQL Workbench

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