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Launching Cloudbreak cluster on Azure

Before launching Cloudbreak cluster on Azure, review and meet the prerequisites.

Meet the Prerequisites

Before launching Cloudbreak on Azure, you must meet the following prerequisites.

Azure Account

In order to launch Cloudbreak on the Azure, log in to your existing Microsoft Azure account. If you don't have an account, you can set it up at

Azure Region

Decide in which Azure region you would like to launch Cloudbreak. You can launch Cloudbreak and provision your clusters in all regions supported by Microsoft Azure.

Create an SSH key pair

When launching Cloudbreak, you will be required to provide your public SSH key. If needed, you can generate a new SSH key pair:

  • On MacOS X and Linux using ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C ""
  • On Windows using PuTTygen
  • On Azure shell. Launch azure shell via a browser and Create an SSH key pair Use the ssh-keygen command to generate SSH public and private key files that are by default created in the ~/.ssh directory.



For Subscription ID

  1. Search for Subscription Service
  2. Overview
  3. Subscription ID


For Tenant ID

  1. Look for Azure Active Directory
  2. Properties
  3. Directory ID is Tenant ID


For Application ID

  1. Look for Azure Active Directory
  2. App registration
  3. Identify the application for cloudbreak
  4. Pick the Application Id associated


If an Application is not already there, then you can create one. The key thing is that this Application will need Contributor Role associated and normally only your Enterprise Account owner will be able to grant that access. Here is a screenshot for creating the Application.


For App Key

  1. Look for Azure Active Directory and click App registration
  2. Identify the application for cloudbreak
  3. Click on Settings
  4. Keys
  5. Generate new Key or access an existing Key. This key is visible the first time its created only, so please makes ure to save it in a safe place.


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