Elastically grow/shrink instances into cloud/virtualized environments. There are four use cases for the connector.
First, if the Controller detects that the load on the machine instances hosting an application is too high, the azure-connector-extension may be used to automate creation of new virtual machines to host that application. The end goal is to reduce the load across the application by horizontally scaling up application machine instances.
Second, if the Controller detects that the load on the machine instances hosting an application is below some minimum threshold, the azure-connector-extension may be used to terminate virtual machines running that application. The end goal is to save power/usage costs without sacrificing application performance by horizontally scaling down application machine instances.
Third, if the Controller detects that a machine instance has terminated unexpectedly when the connector refreshes an application machine state, the azure-connector-extension may be used to create a replacement virtual machine to replace the terminated application machine instance. This is known as our failover feature.
Lastly, the azure-connector-extension may be used to stage migration of an application from a physical to virtual infrastructure. Or the azure-connector-extension may be used to add additional virtual capacity to an application to augment a preexisting physical infrastructure hosting the application.
Note: This version of the connector is not compatible with the previous version. If you already have an Azure connector in <controller install dir>/lib/connectors, dont replace the jars. Keep both the folders or remove the old azure folder.
Click Compute Cloud->Register Compute Cloud. Refer to the image below
Upload .jks file as 'Key Store'
Click Image->Register Image. Refer to the image below
To launch an instance click the image created in the above step and click on Launch Instance. Refer to the image below
Always feel free to fork and contribute any changes directly via GitHub.
For any support questions, please contact email@example.com.
1.0.1: Modified package to include soyatec jar in lib directory.
1.1: Removed soyatec jar and re-wrote the extension using Azure cloud sdk