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1) Setup Azure account

2) Setup CloudBreak account

Very important steps : Applies to Azure only

Create a test network in Azure before you start creating cloudbreak credentials.

In your local machine, run the following and accept default values.

openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout azuretest.key -out azuretest.pem

You will see 2 files as listed below.

-rw-r--r-- 1 nsabharwal staff 1346 May 7 17:00 azuretest.pem --> We need this file to create credentials in cloudbreak.

-rw-r--r-- 1 nsabharwal staff 1679 May 7 17:00 azuretest.key --> We need this to login into the host after cluster deployment.

chmod 400 azuretest.key --> otherwise, you will receiver bad permission error

for example: ssh -i azuretest.key ubuntu@<server>

Very important: check your openssl version and if it's latest version then run the following and use azuretest_login.key to login

openssl rsa -in azuretest.key-out azuretest_login.key

hw11326:jumk nsabharwal$ openssl version

OpenSSL 0.9.8zc 15 Oct 2014

Latest version of openssl creates .key with


Old openssl creates keys with ( we need this)


Login to cloudbreak portal and create Azure credential

Once you fill the information and hit create credentials then you will get a file from cloudbreak that needs to be uploaded into the Azure portal.

I saved it as azuretest.cert

Login to Azure portal ( switch to classic mode in case you are using new portal)

click Settings --> Manage Certificates then upload the bottom of the screen.

There are 2 more actions

In CloudBreak windows

1) Create a template

You can change the instance type & volume type as per your setup.

2) Create a blueprint - You can grab sample blueprints here ( You may have to format the blueprint in case there is any issue)

Once all this done then you are all set to deploy the cluster

select the credential and hit create cluster

Create cluster window

handy commands to login into docker

login into your host

ssh -i azuretest.key ubuntu@fqdn

" New announcement: Just found out that user needs to be cloudbreak instead of ubuntu "

ssh -i azuretest.key cloudbreak@fqdn

Once you are in the shell , sudo su -

docker ps

docker exec -it <container id> bash

[root@azuretest ~]# docker ps


f493922cd629 sequenceiq/docker-consul-watch-plugn:1.7.0-consul "/" 2 hours ago Up 2 hours consul-watch

100e7c0b6d3d sequenceiq/ambari:2.0.0-consul "/start-agent" 2 hours ago Up 2 hours ambari-agent

d05b85859031 sequenceiq/consul:v0.4.1.ptr "/bin/start -adverti 2 hours ago Up 2 hours consul

[root@test~]# docker exec -it 100e7c0b6d3d bash


docker commands

Happy Hadooping!!!!

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