This example procedure demonstrates creating a basic Microsoft Azure cloud account.

The example in this section expands on the basic WordPress end-to-end use case to use a vCenter cloud account in the needed infrastructure for a blueprint and deployment.

Azure cloud accounts do not require a cloud proxy.

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. Select Infrastructure > Connections > Cloud Accounts
  2. Click Add Cloud Account, select Microsoft Azure, and then enter values.

    Setting

    Sample Value and Instruction

    Description

    Subscription ID

    Enter the Microsoft Azure subscription ID that you obtained when configuring your Azure instance. This value is specific to your Azure instance.

    The subscription ID identifies the specific Azure subscription. It defines, the storage, virtual machines and other Azure resources to which you have access.

    Tenant ID

    Enter the Azure tenant ID that you obtained when configuring your Azure instance. This value is specific to your Azure instance.

    The tenant ID is used by Microsoft Active Directory to designate an endpoint for the applications you create in your individual Azure account.

    Client application ID

    Enter the Azure client application ID that you obtained when configuring your Azure instance. This value is specific to your Azure instance.

    The client application ID is a unique identifier used to discover the resources for an application in your individual Azure account.

    Client application secret key

    Enter the Azure client application secret key that you obtained when configuring your Azure instance. This value is specific to your Azure instance.

    The client application secret key is paired with an application's client application ID to ensure maximum security for the Azure account.

    Name

    Enter OurCo-azure or another appropriate name for the cloud account name.

    The user specified name for the cloud account.

    Description

    Enter Sample deployment for WordPress with Azure as a cloud account description.

    The user entered description for the cloud account.

    Capability tags

    Leave this empty for now. Use tags according to your organization's tag strategy.

    See What are tags and Creating a Tagging Strategy.

  3. Click Add to add the new Microsoft Azure cloud account.