Saturday 9 September 2017

Microsoft Azure Stack - Deploy Azure Stack TP3 on Single POC Node - Part 5

Hello Everyone,

So far in previous posts, You have learned about Azure Stack, it's architectures with VM Roles, prerequisites & how to prepare ASDK Kit for installation. In this post, I will show You how to install Azure Stack on single node for POC environment. 

PART 1: Microsoft Azure Stack - Introduction!

PART 2: Microsoft Azure Stack - Deployment Architecture with VM Roles!

PART 3: Microsoft Azure Stack - ASDK Deployment Prerequisites!

PART 4: Microsoft Azure Stack - Configuring Prerequisites & Preparing ASDK Kit "CloudBuilder.vhdx"!

Let's see how to install ASDK Kit on single node...


As shown in my previous post, once You prepare the Azure Stack Kit (CloudBuilder.vhdx), it will boot the server in Azure Stack Operating System (means Server will be dual booted configured). 

Now, post booting-up in Azure Stack OS, You have to run Azure Stack prerequisite checker again to see if all prerequisites are in place so open "Windows PowerShell ISE" console as an Administrator,  open ASDK-Prechecker file (See previous post for link to download prechecker file) & execute it as shown below:

Click Run once:

Type "2" & Click Enter:

All prerequisites passed successfully:

Now run "asdk-installer" file. Go to the path where You copied this file (NOTE: Earlier it was copied in C: Drive which after booting-up in Azure Stack OS will change to some other drive letter like D:\ drive) & run the "asdk-installer" file:

Click on Install:

Provide Identity Provider (ADFS or Azure), I have installed using ADFS:

Select Network Interface (NOTE: Only 1 NIC should be enabled & all other NIC should be disabled as mentioned in prerequisites in previous post):

Provide IP Address for BGPNAT01 VM Role:

Once all prerequisites are verified, Click Next:

Click Deploy:

Installation will start & Server will also be rebooted once AD installation gets completed & server is joined to AD:

Once Server is joined to AD (azurestack.local) & rebooted, login to Server using Account: "azurestack\AzureStackAdmin" to monitor the complete installation progress.

NOTE: Installation will take upto 8+ hours to complete all configurations.

Total steps to be configured during installation is 241.

Once installation is completed, You will see below status in powershell console:

Once installation is completed, You must change the AzureStackAdmin password expiry date to 180 Days or more in Group Policy so open Group Policy Management console by typing "gpmc.msc" in Run Window & click enter.

Expand to below path as mentioned in screenshot, right click on MemberServer & Click Edit:

Group Policy Management Editor console will open. Expand to path:

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Setting -> Security Setting -> Account Setting -> Password Policy:

Right Click on Maximum Password Age, Click on Properties & set password Age to 180 Days as shown below:

This is all done.

Open below URLs:

Admin Portal: https://adminportal.local.azurestack.external/

Provide Credentials:

User Name: AzureStack\AzureStackAdmin

PWD: Password which You provided during installation.

Below will be Your default Admin Console:

For Tenant portal, same credentials will be used & below is the link:


This is all about Azure Stack Installation on Single Node for POC Environment. In my next post, I will explore both Admin & Tenant Portal consoles overview. Later, I will explore about creating offers, plans, services etc.

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