March 23, 2015

How to deploy Dynamics AX instance on Azure through LifeCycle Service (LCS)- Part I

Hi All,
In this post I will demonstrate how to configure your Azure account  with LCS(LifeCycle services) project to deploy the AX on Azure cloud.
In second part of this post I will share how to actual deploy the AX on Azure.
Here is quick steps to setup/configuration your Azure with LifeCycle services
Step 1: Login you LCS services
Step 2: Create a new project or you can use any existing project as well. Here in this tutorial I will take an example with new instance creation.
Click on + button and fill the details and click on create.
After create a new project below screen will come which shows, your project created successfully.
Step 2: Now click on Microsoft Azure setting under environments
To proceed further you need you Azure subscription id. To find your subscription id Login into your Azure management portal.  Scroll down click on setting and copy from here
Paste this Subscription id in below field
Step: 3 Download management certification (file name : LifecycleServicesDeployment.cer)
This certificate will enable Lifecycle Services to communicate with Azure on your behalf. Download this management certificate to your local computer. Then, upload the management certificate to the Azure management portal (Settings > Management Certificates).
To  upload this certification Login into your Azure management portal.  Scroll down click on setting click on Management Certificate than click on “Upload Management certification”
Upload the “LifecycleServicesDeployment.cer” file here.
Step :4 Now on LCS window click on next and select Azure region and click on “Connect”.
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So here we completed the setup of LCS with Azure.
In my next post i will share how to deploy the AX on windows Azure environment. How to host AX on cloud.
- Harry

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