Azure – Certification 70-532-Part 7 – Deploying a Web App to Azure Virtual Machine with Web Deploy method

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Hope you all had a very delightful Diwali vacation !!!
Let’s continuing with our posts on Azure Exam 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions.
Today in this blog, we will discuss, how to configure Azure Virtual Machine to support Web Deploy. Let’s proceed with this blog in a different way like, we will do mistakes and learn from that mistake. I mean to say, we will skip few configurations and later we will see, what issues it raises and how to make it correct. Let’s move to the below steps !!!

  1. Connect to your Azure portal dashboard using your subscription account. If you don’t have any subscription, in that case you can get trial Azure subscription with one-month of validity. Then you can connect to the azure portal dashboard as in following figure.

    Azure portal dashboard
    Figure 1: Azure Certification 70-532 – portal dashboard

  2. Once we are on azure portal, without delaying much, let’s create our development Azure VM with Visual Studio 2017 community version as shown the in following figure.

    Create New Developer Environment
    Figure 2: Azure Certification 70-532 -Create New Developer Environment

  3. Provide the required information, including the Size and Resource Group, Region etc.. of the VM and proceed with Review and Create button, as shown the in following figure.

    Provide required Information
    Figure 2: Azure Certification 70-532 – Provide required Information

  4. Once we are done with our development VM, let’s check few details of our newly created VM. As shown the in following figure, we can see the details of public port and Resource Group details.

    Public Id of newly created Dev VM
    Figure 3: Azure Certification 70-532 – Public Id of newly created Dev VM

    Resource Group Details
    Figure 4: Azure Certification 70-532 – Resource Group Details

  5. After created the development VM, when we tried to login by RDP, it seems to be very very slow and it didn’t allow me to start my Visual studio.So we decided to change the Size of the VM and scale it up. After resize my development VM, the Public IP has been changed from 104.211.162.90 to 104.211.161.58. in our last blog We have described, how to resize existing Virtual Machine. After resize the VM to a higher version, the VM worked smartly. Then we tried to check the Public IP in browser, before deploying anything on VM and come with the screen as shown in the following figure.

    Default Site before Deploy
    Figure 5: Azure Certification 70-532 – Default Site before Deploy

  6. Let’s start Visual studio and create a new Web Application with MVC option and build it successfully. Once successfully built, as shown in the following figure.

    MyTestAzureWebApp
    Figure 6: Azure Certification 70-532 – My Test Azure Web App

  7. Once we successfully built the solution, the next step is to publish the solution on Azure Virtual Machine using Web Deploy method. When we choose Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, in turn, it will ask our Azure credential to display, all available VMs. Here let’s choose our recently created development VM ‘ ManasDevew ‘ , as shown in the following figure.

    PublishingOn MS Azure VM
    Figure 7: Azure Certification 70-532 – PublishingOn MS Azure VM

  8. After selecting our required VM, it will allow us to configure a new profile for our deployment. Here we need to provide the profile details very carefully. Once we provide all required information, click on Validate Connection button to check the connection, as shown in the following figure.

    Provide Profile Details
    Figure 8: Azure Certification 70-532 – Provide Profile Details

  9. After clicking Validate Connection, what we saw is the issue with validating the connection, as shown in the following figure.This means, we have missed some configurations.

    Issue with Validate onnection
    Figure 9: Azure Certification 70-532 – Issue with validate connection

  10. Let’s check, what we have missed in our earlier configuration.I found a very good post on, Deploying a Site to an Azure VM using Web Deploy posted by Tallan. Where we can see, what we missed and how to configure those missing configurations. As per the above post, we have missed to install and configure IIS, Web Deploy 3.5 or latest, WindowsAzureVmAgent and other required features, as shown in the following figure.

    Installing Required features
    Figure 10: Azure Certification 70-532 – Installing Required features

  11. Here we can see little different screen shot in the above blog post because Azure Portal Dashboard changing it’s look and feels frequently. We will realize that, when we will try to configure Inbound security rule for Web deploy. The following Image shows, the current version of Azure dashboard.

    My Inbound Security Rule Configuration
    Figure 11: Azure Certification 70-532 – My Inbound Security Rule Configuration

  12. After configuring everything, as suggested in Tallan’s blog, I want to make sure that, Window Azure Guest Agent and Window Azure Telemetry Service is running.But I saw, both the services are not running on the VM as shown in the following figure.

    Before Install Azure VM Agent
    Figure 12: Azure Certification 70-532 – Before Install Azure VM Agent

  13. After googling for some time, we came to know that, there is still one more component, “Window Azure VM Agent” need to be install as shown in the following figure.

     Intall Window Azure VM Agent
    Figure 13: Azure Certification 70-532 – Installing Window Azure VM Agent

  14. After configuring everything, we need to make sure the following services are up and running as shown in following figure.

    • Web Deployment Agent Service
    • Web Management Service
    • Window Azure Telemetry Service
    • Window Azure Guest Agent

    All Required Services on VM
    Figure 14: Azure Certification 70-532 – All Required Services on VM

  15. After completing all configurations, let’s configure the publishing profile again and check if it successfully validate the connection. As shown in the following figure, the Connection validated successfully.

    Connection Validated successfully
    Figure 15: Azure Certification 70-532 – Connection Validated successfully

  16. Once it successfully validate the publishing profile, we are ready to publish the Web App on selected Virtual Machine using Web Deploy method. Click on Publish button and it will ask for VM admin credential to publish successfully, as shown in the following figure.

    Publishing Web App using Web Deploy
    Figure 15: Azure Certification 70-532 – Publishing Web App using Web Deploy

  17. After successfully published, we can go to the browser and check the Default Web Site, as shown in the following figure.

    Successfully Web App deployed
    Figure 15: Azure Certification 70-532 – Successfully Web App deployed

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6 comments on “Azure – Certification 70-532-Part 7 – Deploying a Web App to Azure Virtual Machine with Web Deploy method”
  1. Manoj Sutar says:

    good

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