Windows Azure Integration Pack for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Integration Pack for Windows Azure is an add-on for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) that enables you to automate Windows Azure operations related to certificates, deployments, cloud services, storage, and virtual machines using the '2012-03-01' version of the Windows Azure Service Management REST API.

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System Requirements

Before you install the Integration Pack for Windows Azure, the folliwing listed software must be installed and configured. For more information about installing and configuring Orchestrator and Windows Azure, refer to the respective product documentation.

  • Orchestrator in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Azure

Download the Integration Pack

To download the Windows Azure integration pack, see the Microsoft Download Center site.

Register and Deploy the Integration Pack

After you download the integration pack file, you must register it with the Orchestrator management server and then deploy it to runbook servers and Runbook Designers. For the procedures on installing integration packs, see How To Install an Integration Pack.

Configure the Windows Azure Connections

A connection establishes a reusable link between Orchestrator and Windows Azure. You can specify as many connections as you require to create links to multiple Windows Azure subscriptions.

To set up a Windows Azure connection

  1. In the Runbook Designer, click Options, and then click Windows Azure. The Windows Azure dialog box appears.

  2. On the Configurations tab, click Add to begin the connection setup. The Add Configuration dialog box appears.

  3. In the Name box, enter a name for the connection. This could be the name of the Windows Azure subscription, or a descriptive name to differentiate the type of connection.

  4. In the Type box, click the … button and select a connection type.

  5. In the Subscription ID box, enter the subscription ID of the Windows Azure subscription to connect to.

  6. In the PFX File Path box, click the … button and select the management certificate file associated with this Windows Azure subscription.Note: Your certificate file enables authentication of requests to your Windows Azure subscription, and so should be stored in a non-public folder to prevent unauthorized access.

  7. In the PFX File Password box, enter the password of the management certificate file associated with this Windows Azure subscription.

  8. Click OK to close the configuration dialog box, and then click Finish.