With the UR6 of Virtual Machine Manager we have the possibility to manage the Azure Subscription, and so the virtual machines, from VMM UI – figure 1. The idea is replace AppController, near to be retired.
In order to manage you VM on Azure is necessary create a bridge between the client, where VMM console is installed, and Azure. This means create a certificate to trust communication. Certificate can be self-signed and can be create with makecert:
makecert -sky exchange -r -n “CN=AzureManagement” -pe -a sha1 -len 2048 -ss My “MyClient-AzureManagement.cer”
After this, open your Azure Portal, go on Settings – Certificates and upload a new certificate, as showed in figure 2.
After uploading, is necessary copy the Subscription ID as showed in figure 3.
Now it’s time to run the wizard on VMM, figure 4, with all the information required.
After few seconds you are ready to view and manage your VMs, figure 5.
Keep in mind that you can add many subscriptions but that the only actions allowed are:
- Start / Stop
- Open RDP Session
No more…in this moment is very limited compared AppController but the idea is improve the features with the future UR.