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Is System Center required to use Azure Pack ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to install WIndows Azure Pack without System Center ? I am interested in using Azure Pack Websites and Service Management Automation, but do not have or want System Center.
    • Edited by misemails Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:34 PM
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 11:33 PM

Answers

  • Windows Azure Pack is available at no cost, but depends on Windows Server and System Center in some scenarios, depending on which resource provider you would like to use.

    In your case, you are referring to Web Site Clouds and Service Management Automation.

    Web Site Clouds is only relying on Windows Server in order to deploy and operate the solution. 

    If you want to use SMA, this is a component of Orchestrator - which is a component of System Center. 

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:28 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi

    Was wondering the same - I think u have to have - click here for snip where guy says you need System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/Edge-Show-91-Windows-Azure-Pack-with-Windows-Server-System-Center-2012-R2#time=10m00s

    cheers

    Andy

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 8:19 AM
  • Windows Azure Pack is available at no cost, but depends on Windows Server and System Center in some scenarios, depending on which resource provider you would like to use.

    In your case, you are referring to Web Site Clouds and Service Management Automation.

    Web Site Clouds is only relying on Windows Server in order to deploy and operate the solution. 

    If you want to use SMA, this is a component of Orchestrator - which is a component of System Center. 

    -kn


    Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 2:28 PM
    Moderator
  • What Kristian said, and you will need Windows 2012 R2 to incorporate your automation into Azure Pack.  The SMA webservice endpoint only runs on that platform.  One thing that WAP doesn't do yet is auto-scale worker pools according to load.  I use SCOM with thresholds and automation to achieve some of that.  It was a ton of work to get to even the simplest part of that done. 

    good luck!

    jason

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:53 PM