Virtual Machine: Deployment

Learn how to deploy virtual machines with MyCloudIT’s automated templates.

This article refers to the MyCloudIT Gen 2 platform, which was launched in 2015. Look for MyCloudIT Gen 3 to be launched in early 2020.

Overview

This guide will show you how to deploy virtual machines with MyCloudIT’s automated templates. Our default options make the provisioning process quick and easy without any RDS or Azure experience. Yet, you can always customize RDS features to optimize the performance and costs as you desire.

From the Dashboard, go to Marketplace and choose the right template you want to deploy. Once you select the template, you’ll see a detailed Deployment Page to fill in the necessary information.

Deployment Details

Standalone Virtual Machines

  1. You can specify the Azure subscription you want to use
  2. Select deployment type: Standalone
  3. Fill out the Server Name (see our terms & definitions)
  4. Select the closest Azure data center for low latency connection
  5. Select the Time Zone
  6. Select the Storage Account Type
  7. Select Virtual Machine Size
  8. Fill out Username, Password, and DNS name
  9. Select the Image Publisher, Image Offer, and Image Name

Domain-Joined Virtual Machines

  1. You can specify the Azure subscription you want to use
  2. Select deployment type: Domain-Joined
  3. Choose Deployment name: which deployment would you like to put Domain-Joined VM server in?
  4. Fill out the Virtual Machine name
  5. Select the Storage Account Type
  6. Select Virtual Machine Size
  7. Fill out Username, Password, and DNS name
  8. Select the Image Publisher, Image Offer, and Image Name
  9. Under Advance Option, you could choose Add Data Disk or not. If you want to add data disk, select Data Disk Size and Number of Disks.

Don’t forget to estimate the monthly cost of your deployment using our free Cost Estimator tool.

Billing Information

If this is your first time to create a deployment, you need to fill out the Billing information: Credit Card information and Billing Address. This information is stored for later use.

Please note that your credit card will only be charged by the end of the monthly billing cycle. For the POC deployment, you can delete the deployment anytime within the first 30 days to avoid MyCloudIT license fees. You are only responsible for the Azure consumption or any additional services during the POC deployment. Your credit card is charged for the Azure usage only if you register under Conexlink’s CSP account OR already request a partnership with MyCloudIT under the Azure Subscription Management tab.

Confirmation

The last step for creating a new virtual machine deployment is to review the deployment details and acknowledge the service agreement.

Hit the submit button when everything’s ready. Now it will take 45 minutes to an hour on average for your deployment to be created in Azure

Do you have any questions about the deployment process? Email us at support@mycloudit.com.