Launch VM instances

For the purpose of the described setup, we need seven RHEL instances in total:

  • Two SecureTransport Servers – in the first Private Subnet
  • Two SecureTransport Edges – in the Public Subnet
  • Two GlusterFS Servers – in the first Private Subnet
  • One instance to administer and access the above instances – Administration Host in one of the public subnets

To launch a VM instance, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Azure Portal and click Create a resource.
  2. Under the "Azure Marketplace" section, select Compute.
  3. Under the "Featured" section, select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2.
  4. Fill in the Basics:
    1. Give your VM a unique name
    2. Select disk type: HDD or SSD
    3. Select Authentication type: SSH public key or Password
    4. Select your Subscription
    5. Select existing or create a new Resource group
    6. Select your Location
  5. Click OK.
  6. Choose a Size according to the Minimum UNIX hardware requirements in the SecureTransport 5.4 Installation Guide.

    Note: SecureTransport in Azure has been verified with D4S_V3 Standard image for all RHEL instances.

  7. Configure Settings
    • High availability: Select the previously created Availability Set if you would like to place your VM in it.
    • Disk type: Choose between HDD and SSD.
    • Use managed disks: Choose between Yes and No.
    • Virtual Network: Select your previously created Virtual Network or create a new one.
    • Subnet: Select your previously created subnet.
    • Public IP address: Select None.
    • Network security group: Select previously created NSG or create a new one.
    • Extensions: You can add new features, like configuration management or antivirus protection.
    • Enable Auto-shutdown: Choose between Off and On.
    • Boot diagnostics: Choose between Enabled and Disabled.
    • Guest OS diagnostics: Choose between Enabled and Disabled.
    • Diagnostics storage account: Choose existing or create a new one.
  8. Review the Summary and click Create.

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