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Azure Console

Description

 

This session allows for the management of Azure subscriptions, making most of the functionalities of the Azure Management Portal available in Remote Desktop Manager.This session uses the Microsoft Azure Service Management REST API to communicate with the Azure instances. Setup via the Microsoft Silverlight application is required prior to using the API. More information on the Management API is available here.

 

Please note that only the Cloud Services are supported at the moment.

 

Settings

 

Azure Console - General tab

Azure Console - General tab

 

 

Setup - Upload Certificate to Azure Subscription

 

First, we must configure the Azure subscription to allow the use of the Microsoft Azure Service Management REST API.

 

1.Logon to https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/account/ using your Microsoft account

 

2.Select Hosted Services, Storage Accounts & CDN

 

3.Select Manage Certificates

 

4.Add a certificate for all subscriptions you want to manage. Any certificate will do. You can create one, if need be, with IIS or using the MakeCert tool.

 

5.Please note the thumbprint of the certificate(s) that was uploaded as it will be required when registering the subscription.

 

Specifications

 

Features

Availability

External mode

 

Embedded mode

X

Show opened session

Embedded only

Batch edit

 

User settings can be overridden

 

Auto login

 

Full screen

 

Multi-monitor support

 

 

 

Configuring Azure Subscription

 

Multiple Azure subscriptions can be managed within the same Azure Session. Simply add all subscription you wish to manage.

 

Azure - Add subscirption

Azure - Add subscirption

 

Add subscription

Add subscription

 

Add subscription - Test successful

Add subscription - Test successful

 

Add subscription - Test failed

Add subscription - Test failed

 

 

Open Session

 

Working with Azure is much like working with the Azure Console (Silverlight). When you open the session the view on the left will load the Subscription information. Selecting a given node in the list will enable appropriate actions.

 

Please note that unlike Azure console, a refresh is not done every 30 seconds. Click refresh when needed to see that latest information. Refresh is done asynchronously, allow it a few seconds to complete.

 

[Subscription]

 [Hosted Service]

         Certificates

                 [Certificate]

         [Deployment]

                 [Role]

                         [Role Instance]

 

Open Azure session

Open Azure session

 

Subscription Detail

Subscription detail

Subscription detail

 

Hosted Service detail

Hosted Service detail

Hosted Service detail

 

Certificate detail

Certificate detail

Certificate detail

 

Deployment detail

Deployment detail

Deployment detail

 

Role detail

Role detail

Role detail

 

Role instance detail

Role instance detail

Role instance detail

 

Notes

 

All referenced certificates must be installed on the machine where you wish to open Azure sessions. Not having the certificate installed will cause the Azure session to fail while establishing the connection.

 

The certificate must be installed in Personal (Current User) and not in Computer.

 

If a user has access to the Microsoft Azure Management REST API certificate then that user could use the certificate to control, via Azure PowerShell management cmdlets or code, almost all aspect of the subscription.