• Setup up a Virtual Machine on Azure
  • Make it accessible to the outside world.


Setup up a Virtual Machine

@Location: Old Portal.

  • Choose "Virtual Machine"
  • Click "+ New"
  • Set domain cd-fieldlevel
  • Choose D1 Server
  • Set Location: Central US
  • Subscription: FieldLevel
  • Click Create.

Once the VM has finished setting up and is running.

Setup HTTP endpoint so server is accessible from Web.

  • Click "Endpoints" nav.
  • Click "+ ADD"
  • Choose default "Add a STAND-ALONE-ENDPOINT".
  • Choose Name: "HTTP"
  • Choose Protocol: "TCP"
  • Choose Public Port: 80
  • Choose Private Port: 80
  • Leave "Create a load balanced set & enable direct server return" unchecked.

Add Firewall Rule for Port 80 & 443 on Server.

  • Click "Tools" in Server Manager
  • Choose "Windows Firewall And Advanced Security"
  • Select InBound Rules and click "Add Rule"

  • Choose "Port", click next. ScreenShot: Set Port"

  • Choose TCP, set ports 80, 443 , click next. ScreenShot: Define Ports 80, 443"

  • Choose "Allow the Connection", click next. ScreenShot: Allow connections for all"

  • Leave defaults for Rule Applies "Domain, Private, Public", click next. ScreenShot: Choose apply for Domain, Private, Public"

  • Set name to "Octopus", click Finish. ScreenShot: Click Finish"

Enable Monitoring

Change IE Security Restrictions.

Using IE is a nightmare because it requires an approval of every url you visit. You can easily disable this via the Server Manager. ( Or install chrome )

Screenshot: Disable IE Security

  • Open Server Manager
  • Click "Local Server" on the left.
  • Click "IE Enhanced Security Configuration" and set both Admin and User to Off.
  • Now you can use IE with approving every URL.

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27 August 2015