Is it possible to automate deployment of tableau server on azure VM?

Famous Amos 21 Reputation points
2022-11-02T03:13:48.133+00:00

I am currently using terraform to provision azure infrastructure including landing zone and windows server 2019 machine that I want to host tableau server

There exists AWS and Oracle CI documentation on how to automate this but nothing for azure

The tableau website has a python script called silent installer to automate installation but not sure how I would deploy that with the VM. I am ok with using Ansible or another configuration manager if needed

Has anyone attempted this or have advice on automating anything similar?

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  1. Bjoern Peters 8,856 Reputation points
    2022-11-02T11:43:25.4+00:00

    Hi @Famous Amos

    Yes, you can automate your typical VM deployment with any automation system (Azure Automate, Ansible...), but to deploy a custom application on this VM you have to include a custom script extension (as maserg already stated) or use any other option to automate a scripted installation after finishing deployment.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/extensions/custom-script-linux

    For example, you could use DSC (Desired State Configuration), or for example, if you are using Ansible... task 1 deploys a VM and waits until deployment is finished, and task 2, after deployment runs a PowerShell/Shell script that installs all necessary application on that server.

    PowerShell DSC is also available for Linux
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/reference/resources/linux/lnxpackageresource?view=dsc-1.1

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