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Create a custom resource in Azurestack marketplace example XenDesktop


After dabbling around with AzureStack for some time I decided to see how easy it was to add custom resources to AzureStack marketplace so users themselves can provision virtual machines. As an example I choose XenDesktop (empty site with pre-installed SQL server)

There are a few steps needed to actually do this.

1: Download Azure Gallery Packaging Tool, here –> http://www.aka.ms/azurestackmarketplaceitem

2: Open the downloaded file and copy the “SimpleVMteplate” into another folder and rename it to something else.

3: AzureStack uses Resource Manager so you need a finished template which you can use to set this up, I need to complete my template for XenDesktop (will then place it on github) but until then we can use the sample azuredeploy-101-simple-windows-vm JSON file.

4: Make changes to the files, there are some things to make notice of. There are 3 folders

DeploymentTemplates —> JSON ARM files go here

Icons –> Icons which should be visiable in AzureStack portal…

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via Marius Sandbu.

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu Marius Sandbu (@msandbu on Twitter), works as an Cloud Architect at Exclusive Networks/BigTec in Norway. Primary focusing on Software defined datacenter solution and how they integrate with end-user computing technology and also works alot with cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Marius is also an Microsoft MVP, Veeam Vanguard, VMware vExpert and is also the author of many Citrix NetScaler books and shares his thought and ideas about technolgy on his blog.

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