When you create a Public Cloud injector family in the Create an Injector Family wizard, Eggplant Performance Studio requires specific details about the virtual environment. Studio uses the access credentials on the Cloud settings tab to connect to your cloud provider and read much of the necessary information.
The information specific to the cloud provider appears in the right-hand column of the Cloud settings tab.
For Microsoft Azure, those settings are as follows:
- Service name: Name of the Azure Cloud service that you want your injectors to run in.
- Deployment name: Name of the Azure deployment that you want your injectors to run in.
- Storage name: Name of the Azure storage area that will store your injector's virtual hard disks.
- Role size: Role size specifies the amount of memory and CPU of each instance, as well as the hourly cost. Keep in mind that the larger and more powerful an instance is, the more expensive it is to run. Select the appropriate instance type from the list.
- Admin name: An administrator user account is created on each instance. If you want to open a Remote Desktop Connection to an instance, then you will need to log on using the administrator account specified here.
- Password: An administrator user account is created on each instance. If you want to open a Remote Desktop Connection to an instance, then you will need to log on using the administrator account specified here.
- Virtual Net name: Name of the Azure Virtual Network that your instances will run in.
- Subnet name: Name of the subnet within the Azure Virtual Network.
- Location: The geographical region in which you want your instances to run.
None of the cloud-provider-specific settings are editable as long as the Public Cloud injector family has any injectors in it. You must delete all injectors from the family to update these settings.
Connecting to Azure Instances using a VPN
Unlike Amazon EC2, Virtual Machines within Azure only have a private IP address. In order to connect to them from the outside world, you need to setup a virtual private network (VPN). Azure provides various options for setting up a VPN. For more details, see how to point to site resource manager portal on the Azure website.