Dear Dynamics People,
In this post, we will check an azure environment with dynamics CRM with multi-server installation. If you have MSDN subscription includes a monthly credit and you would like a standalone instance of Microsoft CRM for development/testing /demoing consider using Azure. This succeeds the short life scope of Online Trials of dynamics CRM and if you create your standalone instance on local VMs then you will face the performance and space issues.
You required following points for setting up dynamics CRM on Azure:
- Azure portal access
- Virtual Network
- Virtual Machine for Active Directory, SQL Server, and Dynamics CRM
As we check for MSDN subscription, go to https://my.visualstudio.com and log in with your MSDN creational.
In above screen showing the benefits of MSDN. Here is Azure link with a credit balance for dev/test.Click on it and signing up to the Azure portal.
Virtual Network, Virtual Machine in Virtual Network and setting up dynamics services mention in following points:
- Click New > Networking > Virtual network, as shown in the following picture:
- In the Virtual network blade that appears, ensure that Resource Manager is selected and click Create, as shown in the following picture:
3. In the Create virtual network blade that appeared, enter dynamicsCRMvnet for Name, 10.1.0.0/16 for Address space, FrontEnd for Subnet name 10.1.0.0/24 for Subnet address range, dynamicscrm for Resource group, select your Subscription, a Location and click the Create button, as shown in the following picture
4. The portal only enables you to create one subnet when creating a VNet.Link
5. A virtual network is created. Now create a Virtual Machine with creating VN and Resource Manager.Link
6. As I create three VMs for AD server, SQL Server, and Dynamics CRM server.
7. Follow the same step as we check in Setting up dynamics CRM post. Here we install first Active directory on AD server and creates all required security groups with service accounts use to installation in MS SQL SERVER and Dynamics CRM.
8. For install both SQL and CRM, create a one domain user how having administrator level access on both server and also add in local policy user as log as service.
9. After setting up AD and domain controller. Set the same domain which creates at the time of AD setup in both VMs. Tip if a domain is not shown then check the IP with an AD server and add alternative IP as 126.96.36.199 to access the internet.
10. Install the SQL server and Dynamics CRM, the product key will get you in your MSDN subscription benefits page.
11. After installing SQL and CRM then install SSRS connector on MS SQL server. Installer available in dynamics CRM setup folder ..\..\Server\amd64\SrsDataConnector .
Hope you enjoy with your MSDN subscription and this will add on your organization.