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Virtual Machine Converter & Azure Storage

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  • I am trying to use the MS Virtual Machine Converter (3.0) and I'm walking through the configuration settings. When I get to the section to specify the storage account, neither of the storage accounts that I've created in Azure show up - it just has a choice of "None" and I can't continue. How do I fix this?

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi Kelleigh,

    I suggest you try the above mentioned steps and share the status.

    Please make sure to select the right subscription with storage accounts to get the management certificates and proceed further.

    Girish Prajwal

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 7:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Girish -

    I finally figured this out. You have to specifically filter subscription that you want - you can't have all your subscriptions listed. So, for any one else who is having this issue, you need to go to your subscriptions, filter by subscription, uncheck every box except the one that you want, then go into manage subscriptions, then upload your certificate and it will work.

    Thank you.

    Kelly
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:40 PM
  • I know this is really old, but I wanted to post my solution so that it might help someone else.

    The reason I was having this trouble was because my Azure CurrentStarageAccount was blank when viewing it through PowerShell:

    Get-AzureSubscription -Current

    The way I fixed this was to set the StorageAccountName as the default using PowerShell. (You will need to install AzurePowershell. If you need help...)

    First, if you don't know the name of the StorageAccount you want to use, you can view it/them with the following command:

    Get-AzureStorageAccount

    Then you will take the StorageAccountName (from the output from the above command), and your SubscriptionName (from the output from the first command), and enter them with the following command:

    Set-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName “REPLACE WITH SUBSCRIPTION NAME" ` -CurrentStorageAccountName "REPLACE WITH STORAGE ACCOUNT NAME" -PassThru

    After this has been done, you should see your StorageAccountName listed as your CurrentStorageAccount when re-running the first command.

    You should now also have the option to select your Storage Account from the pull-down on the Azure Configuration Page of the MVMC.

    TESTED 2016.02.28
    USING MVMC 3.1






    Monday, February 29, 2016 12:03 AM

All replies

  • Greetings,

    Have you provided subscription of Azure account and certificate Thumbprint ??

    you can find the Subscription account and certificate thumbprint details in Azure management portal.

    You can refer Requirements for Conversion to Microsoft Azure for more details.

    Let us know whether this resolves the issue.

    Regards,
    Somashekar
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    Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4:58 AM
    Moderator
  • I did set up a thumbprint/cert, and it does connect but it's not for Visual Studio - does it have to be? I don't see anywhere in the instructions that the certificate has to specifically be tied to a certain type of subscription.

    Thanks.

    Kelly

    Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:29 PM
  • Hello Kelly,<o:p></o:p>

    Once Subscription ID & thumbprint are provided, you should be able to see the
    Storage account's owned under that subscription. Just to be clear, can you double check on Management Portal and confirm whether storage accounts are present. If present and not listed on drop down, can you try creating a storage account from the link in the "Azure configuration" Screen and let us know whether the newly created storage account is listed??<o:p></o:p>

    You can Refer Use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter for step by step instruction

    Regards,
    Somashekar

    Friday, July 17, 2015 5:04 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi - I have two storage accounts available (Unless the screenshot below is not what I'm supposed to be looking for), but neither are available in the drop down. If I click on the link in the "Azure configuration" it just takes me to the Azure document center which isn't helpful - it doesn't actually take me to where I can set up a storage account. One question I have is how do you tie a specific subscription to a specific thumprint? The subscription that the thumbprint is tied to is the Azure AD subscription - when I uploaded the certificate it didn't ask me which subscription I wanted to use - it just picked one on it's own, so I have to wonder if that is part of the problem.

    Thank you.

    Kelly

    • Edited by Kelleigh Monday, July 20, 2015 1:38 PM
    Monday, July 20, 2015 1:37 PM
  • Hi Kelly,

    You need to add Management certificate for Microsoft Azure that can be used for authentication with your subscription ID.

    For step by step procedure Please refer Use Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and go to "Convert and upload disks to Microsoft Azure" Section
    For creating and managing Management certificate follow below link.
    Create and Upload a Management Certificate for Azure

    Regards,
    Somashekar

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:38 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the reply, but as I mentioned, I already DID upload a thumbprint and certificate and I CAN log in with it (as is evidenced in the above post), what I can't do is is see the storage that is set up after the connection is made and you have not suggested why that is. I have asked several questions above that have not been specifically addressed, so can you please address the below?

    1) do I need to set up a visual studio subscription to make this work?

    2) the documentation does NOT tell you how to tie a thumbprint to a specific subscription - is there a way to do that or is it not necessary?

    Thank you.

    Kelly


    • Edited by Kelleigh Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:20 PM
    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:04 PM
  • Hello Kelly,

    NO, visual Studio subscription is not required. You will need Visual Studio CMD prompt for importing management Cert to portal or you can do it using management portal.

    To create your own self-signed management certificates, open a Visual Studio command prompt as an administrator, and then run the following command

    makecert -sky exchange -r -n "CN=<CertificateName>" -pe -a sha1 -len 2048 -ss My "<CertificateName>.cer"

    Create and Upload a Management Certificate for Azure

    Once Management certificate is imported, you can find the specific thumbprint to the subscription ID.
    go to  Azure Console -> Management Certificate

     once you have imported the management certificate to the portal and provide Azure subscription ID & Thumbprint in MVMC you should be able to find the storage associated with the subscription. If not, can you please try with any other subscription, as I think Azure AD subscription is limited. Adding to this you can use other methods for uploading VHD to Azure.

    Create and upload a Windows Server VHD to Azure

    Uploading and Downloading VHDs to Windows Azure

    Using Cloudberry Explorer

    Regards,
    Somashekar

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    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:46 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for the reply....

    You stated: "once you have imported the management certificate to the portal and provide Azure subscription ID & Thumbprint in MVMC you should be able to find the storage associated with the subscription. If not, can you please try with any other subscription, as I think Azure AD subscription is limited. Adding to this you can use other methods for uploading VHD to Azure"

    Can you tell me HOW to do this? There isn't any way in the console to say that a certificate belongs to a certain subscription - when I uploaded it, azure automatically picked which subscription to apply to... if there is a way to specify this in powershell, please supply the command that will allow you to choose which subscription the certificate belongs to.

    Thank you.

    Kelly



    • Edited by Kelleigh Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:18 PM
    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:12 PM
  • Hi Kelleigh,

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to see whether you are able to get the storage accounts listed while using MVMC.

    1.There is no need to setup a Visual Studio Subscription to make this work.
    2.To tie the certificate/thumbprint to a particular subscription:
    3.If you have more than one subscription, make sure you have selected the subscription under which he has the storage account(s)
    4.Click on Settings >> Management Certificates >> Upload
    5.After clicking on upload, you will see the following window from where you can select the subscription to which the certificate needs to be uploaded
    6.Once the certificate is uploaded customer will see the uploaded certificates against the subscriptions in the Management Portal
    7.Then you can copy and paste the subscription id and the thumbprint in the MVMC

    I hope this helps you. Please share the status.

    Girish Prajwal

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 4:32 PM
    Moderator
  • Good Morning -

    Is there an update on this question? It's been a week without a response as to how I can tie the certificate into a specific subscription - every time I upload one, it always automatically picks the AD subscription.

    Thank you.

    Kelly

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:29 PM
  • Hi Kelleigh,

    I suggest you try the above mentioned steps and share the status.

    Please make sure to select the right subscription with storage accounts to get the management certificates and proceed further.

    Girish Prajwal

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 7:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Girish -

    I finally figured this out. You have to specifically filter subscription that you want - you can't have all your subscriptions listed. So, for any one else who is having this issue, you need to go to your subscriptions, filter by subscription, uncheck every box except the one that you want, then go into manage subscriptions, then upload your certificate and it will work.

    Thank you.

    Kelly
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:40 PM
  • I know this is really old, but I wanted to post my solution so that it might help someone else.

    The reason I was having this trouble was because my Azure CurrentStarageAccount was blank when viewing it through PowerShell:

    Get-AzureSubscription -Current

    The way I fixed this was to set the StorageAccountName as the default using PowerShell. (You will need to install AzurePowershell. If you need help...)

    First, if you don't know the name of the StorageAccount you want to use, you can view it/them with the following command:

    Get-AzureStorageAccount

    Then you will take the StorageAccountName (from the output from the above command), and your SubscriptionName (from the output from the first command), and enter them with the following command:

    Set-AzureSubscription -SubscriptionName “REPLACE WITH SUBSCRIPTION NAME" ` -CurrentStorageAccountName "REPLACE WITH STORAGE ACCOUNT NAME" -PassThru

    After this has been done, you should see your StorageAccountName listed as your CurrentStorageAccount when re-running the first command.

    You should now also have the option to select your Storage Account from the pull-down on the Azure Configuration Page of the MVMC.

    TESTED 2016.02.28
    USING MVMC 3.1






    Monday, February 29, 2016 12:03 AM