KEMP 360 Central for Azure

1 Introduction

KEMP 360 Central is a centralized management, orchestration, and monitoring application that enables the administration of deployed LoadMaster instances.

KEMP 360 Central can be used to perform administrative tasks on each LoadMaster instance. This provides ease of administration because multiple devices, for example, LoadMasters, can be administered in one place, rather than accessing each device individually.

1.1 Document Purpose

The purpose of this document is to provide step-by-step instructions on deploying KEMP 360 Central in Microsoft Azure.

1.2 Intended Audience

This document is intended for anyone who needs more information about deploying KEMP 360 Central within Microsoft Azure.

1.3 Prerequisites

To support KEMP 360 Central for Azure, the following are required:

Your Azure credentials

An active Subscription

A client computer running Windows 7 or higher

Internet Explorer 11 or higher

 

 

 

2 Deploy KEMP 360 Central in Azure

Follow the steps below to deploy KEMP 360 Central in Azure:

1. Log in to the Azure environment at https://portal.azure.com.

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2. From the Azure Management Portal dashboard, click the New icon.

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3. Search for KEMP 360 Central.

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4. Select the KEMP 360 Central image to deploy.

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5. Ensure you select Resource Manager then click Create.

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6. Enter a Name for the Virtual Machine.

Azure uses this Name to create a resolvable DNS address in the cloudapp.net domain. Use this address to access the KEMP 360 Central appliance on Azure. The Name is used as the hostname, which is needed when connecting a LoadMaster to this KEMP 360 Central instance.

7. If you select SSD as the VM disk type, you must select an SSD enabled instance and if you select an HDD instance, you must select an HDD enabled instance.

8. Enter a User name.

9. Enter a Password.

This password will not be used. The KEMP 360 Central credentials are set later in the deployment process.

10. Select the relevant Subscription.

11. Select the relevant Resource group, or create a new one if needed.

12. Select the relevant Location.

13. Click OK.

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14. Select from the recommended pricing tiers. Note that the graphic is not indicative of current pricing requirements.

15. Click Select.

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16. Select the relevant Disk type.

17. Select the relevant Storage account, or create one if needed.

18. Select the relevant Virtual network, or create one if needed.

19. Select the relevant Subnet.

20. Select the relevant Public IP address, or create one if needed.

21. Select the relevant Network security group, or create one if needed.

The security group should contain rules for port 443 (User Interface (UI) management), 22 (SSH diagnostics) and any other ports that are needed by the backend.

Network Security Groups are used in Azure to control what traffic is allowed or denied access to Virtual Machines. Depending on your configuration, you are required to update one or more Network Security Groups to allow published traffic to access KEMP 360 Central.

22. Select Disabled for Guest OS Diagnostics.

23. Click OK.

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24. Click OK on the summary screen.

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25. Click Purchase.

The creation of a VM may take a few minutes or more depending on the Azure portal’s responsiveness and other factors. Ensure that the VM is created without any errors. Resolve any errors if needed.

 

3 Initial Configuration of KEMP 360 Central

Now that the instance is deployed, KEMP 360 Central must be configured. Follow the steps below to complete the initial configuration of KEMP 360 Central:

1. Access the KEMP 360 Central User Interface (UI) by opening a web browser and entering the KEMP 360 Central URL in the address bar.

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2. Click Continue.

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3. The End User License Agreement (EULA) is displayed. Click Agree to accept the EULA and continue.

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4. KEMP recommends that you use the online licensing method initially. If you are using the Online method, fill out the fields and click License Now.

An Order ID is supplied by KEMP when you purchase a KEMP 360 Central instance. Entering an Order ID is optional for standard licenses.
If using the Offline method, select Offline, obtain the license text, paste it into the field provided and click License Now.
If using manual licensing, provide the Fingerprint to a KEMP representative and enter the license string which they provide.
For detailed instructions on how to register for a KEMP ID and license the LoadMaster, refer to the KEMP 360 Central Licensing, Feature Description on the KEMP documentation page.

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5. Enter a new admin password in the two text boxes provided and click Set Password.

The bar in the middle represents the strength of the password. The fuller the bar is - the more secure the password is.

The initial configuration of KEMP 360 Central is now complete. For further information, including instructions on how to add a network and LoadMaster to KEMP 360 Central, refer to the KEMP 360 Central, Feature Description on the KEMP Documentation Page.

References

Related documents are listed below:

KEMP 360 Central, Feature Description

KEMP 360 Central Licensing, Feature Description

Document History

 

Date

Change

Reason for Change

Version

Resp.

Dec 2015

Initial draft

First draft of document

1.0

LB

Jan 2016

Minor changes

Updated Copyright Notices

2.0

LB

Feb 2016

Added a new section

VHD to be added to Azure

3.0

KG

May 2016

Release updates

Updated for V1.5 release

4.0

KG

June 2016

Release updates

Updated for V1.6 release

5.0

LB

July 2016

Release updates

Updated for V1.7 release

6.0

LB

Aug 2016

Release updates

Updated for V1.8 release

7.0

LB

Sep 2016

Release updates

Updated for V1.9 release

8.0

LB

Jan 2017 Minor updates Enhancements made 9.0 POC
Aug 2017 Copyright notice Added copyright notice 10.0 POC

 

 

 

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