CloudBolt is available in the Azure Marketplace for immediate deployment, which is pre-configured in a VHD image format for easy installation.
Installing CloudBolt is a five step process:
For a successful installation, please ensure that your virtual machine meets these minimum requirements:
To deploy your CloudBolt instance in Azure, follow these steps:
CloudBolt ships with self-signed certificates. You will need to make an exception to trust the certificate. To configure CloudBolt to use your own trusted certificates:
Once the CloudBolt deployment is complete and the VM is running, connect to the web interface at the IP address of your CloudBolt instance. When opening the CloudBolt web interface for the first time, you must login as the user admin with the password admin to begin the quick setup process.
Read the End User License Agreement. If you accept the agreement, select I agree to the EULA and continue to step 2.
CloudBolt has support for different hypervisor technologies. Select the technology you want to use with your first resource handler.
Steps 3–7 — Setting Up a Resource Handler
Depending on the technology you chose in step 2, you will be asked different questions to set up your first resource handler. Complete these questions to set up the resource handler. For more information about configuring different resource handlers go to: http://docs.cloudbolt.io/resource-handlers.html
Create a CloudBolt super user. This user will be able to change all CloudBolt permissions. Enter the name and other information into this form. All fields are required.
The value of the Organization field will be used to create a top-level group in CloudBolt. You can name this for the group you belong to in your company (e.g., “Global IT Services”).
After the last step, the wizard will create all the objects that CloudBolt requires to begin provisioning, discovering, and managing VMs. It will create a user account using the information entered in step 8 and automatically log you in so you can begin using CloudBolt.
Follow our Getting Started Guide to familiarize yourself with CloudBolt.