Deploying an Elastic Cluster on Azure

Detailed information can be found in the ContainerX install and administration guide

We currently support Google Chrome for CX Management UI. Some UI features may not function correctly with other browsers.

Once the CX management server is setup in a specific environment, follow these steps to setup Elastic Containers and Container Pools, and to deploy containers.


First, login to the CX platform with the username admin and password admin.


Quick Wizard

Follow the quick wizard to quickly create an EC with few hosts and container pools in a single workflow.


From the main landing page at management server URL, click Login. No credentials are necessary. If you haven’t created any clusters yet, you will start at quick wizard automatically. Otherwise, click on QUICK WIZARD on top of any page to start the wizard.

Step 1 - Select Elastic Cluster Type.

Choose the Azure Cluster "START" button.

Step 2 - Create Elastic Cluster

Fill in description for the new EC as shown in the example, and click Next.



Step 3 - Provision Hosts

As seen in the screenshot below choose the number of hosts and size of the Azure VM you would like to use. We recommend Standard_A3/Large (or bigger). You can choose a Host OS “Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4” to create a Windows elastic cluster or “Ubuntu 14.04.3” for a Linux Elastic cluster. Depending on the host OS chosen, the Host OS image field will be automatically populated. Only these images are currently supported. Note that ContainerX supports Windows clusters only on Azure. Next, you would need to paste the contents of your publish settings file or upload this file to provide access to your Azure subscription.

Step 4 - Create Container Pools

Fill in the name and limits for container pools and select “NEXT”.. 

Step 5 - Confirm selections


When you hit next, you will see a “CONFIRM SELECTIONS page”. If everything looks good, hit “CONFIRM”. This will show a progress indicator as different entities are setup. If this step is successful, you will be taken to the next step. If this step fails, you can go back, make appropriate fixes, and try again.

Step  6 - Setup Complete

Hit Done to goto the EC details page.

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    Selvi Kadirvel

    John, in this article the title says Azure while the steps are for vSphere.

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