This topic describes the Example-1VM.ps1 script of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Provisioning Tools for Windows Azure. The script is located in the \WindowsPowerShellScripts\Cloud\HowTo folder on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation media (DVD). The Example-1VM.ps1 script deploys Microsoft Dynamics NAV on a single Windows Azure virtual machine. After the script is run, you will have a fully functional environment that enables you to access Microsoft Dynamics NAV data from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client.
For information about how to use the script, see How to: Deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure by Using the Example Scripts or Walkthrough: Deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine for a step-by-step example.
The Example-1VM.ps1 script creates a virtual machine on Windows Azure, which is based on an image that you specify, and then installs and configures Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Server components, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV database components for SQL Server.
The script restores a Microsoft Dynamics NAV application database of your choice, along with a Microsoft Dynamics NAV license. You can choose to install the CRONUS International Ltd. demonstration database and license. The script also configures endpoints in Windows Azure for Microsoft Dynamics NAV client services and management services and opens the communication ports in Windows Firewall.
When the script is finished, you will have functional Microsoft Dynamics NAV environment that has the following characteristics:
A website on Internet Information Services (IIS) with a web server instance for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. The website runs on TCP port 443 and uses https protocol. Users can access Microsoft Dynamics NAV data by using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client from a web browser.
A Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance that connects to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV database.
OData and SOAP Web services are enabled and configured to use https protocol.
A Microsoft Dynamics NAV application database that is configured to have a Microsoft Dynamics NAV license file, company, and a single Microsoft Dynamics NAV user that has SUPER permissions.
Uses NavUserPassword credential type as the user authentication method.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client available by using ClickOnce website.
The Example-1VM.ps1 is a combination of several of the provisioning tools scripts that are called at various points in the deployment process. Before running each script, a secure Windows PowerShell remote session using HTTPS is established between the provisioning computer and the Windows Azure virtual machine.
The following flow chart illustrates the process that is executed by the Example-1VM.ps1 script to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The dashed boxes illustrate the manual alternatives in the flow.
The following table provides a description of each phase in the process and the Windows PowerShell script that is executed.
|The scripts are located in the Cloud\NAVRemoteAdministrationSamples folder of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Provisioning Tools for Windows Azure. For more information, see How to: Install the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Provisioning Tools for Windows Azure.|
Import cmdlets and scripts
Imports NavAzureRemoteAdminToolsSamples.psm1 with all the HowTo-prefixed scripts. Other PowerShell modules are automatically imported as needed.
Import the publishsettings file
Imports the PublishSettingsFile that was downloaded when Windows Azure PowerShell was installed.
Selects the Windows Azure storage account and imports the Windows Azure subscription ID and certificates.
For more information about these items, see Preparing for Deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure.
Create new VM
PowerShell session established.
Creates a new virtual machine based on a selected image from the Windows Azure Image Gallery.
NavAdministration module is transferred to new virtual machine.
Upload files to VM
Creates a .VHD file and uploads the Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation files to Windows Azure storage.
Alternatively, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation files can be copied directly from the provisioning computer to the virtual machine through an active PowerShell session. To specify whether to use a VHD, change the $NAV_UseAzureStorageForDvdTransfer variable in the script.
Install NAV on VM
NAVAdministration module cmdlets are executed through a PowerShell session.
Installs Microsoft Dynamics NAV on the virtual machine. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client instance are not installed in this phase.
Add server instance
Establishes a PowerShell session, and then does the following:
TasksHow to: Deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure by Using the Example Scripts
Walkthrough: Deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
ConceptsDeploying and Managing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 on Windows Azure
Planning and Preparing
Network Topologies for Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Azure
Deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Two Virtual Machines Using Example-2VM Script