LiquidFiles Documentation

Microsoft Azure Installation

In the Microsoft Azure Cloud, it's possible to launch a pre-configured LiquidFiles Virtual Appliance. Microsoft has several data centres across the globe. LiquidFiles is available in all Azure data centres.

Installation

This guides assumes that you've already signed up to Microsoft Azure. If you haven't signed up to Microsoft Azure, please see: https://azure.microsoft.com/ for more information and instructions how to sign up to Microsoft Azure.

To start the installation of LiquidFiles into Microsoft Azure, please go to the LiquidFiles Azure Marketplace page and select "Get it Now". You can also search for "LiquidFiles" where you create Virtual Machines inside the Microsoft Azure Console.

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In the Azure Console, select Create to create the LiquidFiles Virtual Machine.

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In the Basics Configuration Options you need to select Region where you want to Launch LiquidFiles and VM size. LiquidFiles is best suited for the General Purpose deployment options. A1_v2 is a good start, or A2_v2 for larger installations. The easiest is to search for "A" in the top search field to only display the General Purpose options.

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In the Disks Configuration Options, for production machines preferred choice is the Standard SSD drive. For testing purposes or for tinny LF machines you can select only the HDD as more cost effective option.

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If you already have an existing Azure virtual infrastructure set up, feel free to adjust these parameters to match. The default values work well if you don't have a strong opion about any of these settings. Also, you will need to adjust the Firewall configuration if you want to enable FTPdrops or FTPdirs with LiquidFiles. Please see the Firewall Configuration Guide for a list of network ports LiquidFiles requires for more than the basic functionality.

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Final confirmation before the LiquidFiles virtual appliance is created.

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Please continue on the Getting Started page.