Sample Azure Stack Appliance Setup

Upload VHD

The CloudCenter platform provides virtual appliances for Azure Stack environments. See Virtual Appliances for a complete list.

To prepare infrastructure using CloudCenter appliances for Azure Stack clouds, follow this process.

  1. Upload the appliance VHD image for Azure to a local instance that already has access to Azure Stack.

    Be sure to set the variables in the following code block based on your environment requirements.

    Add-AzureRMEnvironment -Name AzureStackAdmin -ArmEndpoint $ArmEndpoint
    Login-AzureRmAccount -EnvironmentName "AzureStackAdmin" -TenantId $TenantId
    Add-AzsVMImage -publisher "CiscoCloudCenter" -offer "AMQP" -sku "AMQP490" -version "04.13.20181" -osType Linux -osDiskLocalPath $LocalPath -title "AMQP-4.10.0" 
    Add-AzsVMImage -publisher "CiscoCloudCenter" -offer "CCO" -sku "CCO490" -version "04.13.20181" -osType Linux -osDiskLocalPath $LocalPath -title "CCO-4.10.0
  2. Spin up CCO and AMQP VMs by using the created images from Azure Stack console.

Convert to an Azure Stack-Specific CCO

Follow these steps to convert the CCO to the Azure Stack-specific CCO listed in the section above.

  1. Follow the Install instructions to set up the CCO on the cloud of choice.

  2. Download package files:

    See Virtual Appliance Overview to understand the required components.

    See Virtual Appliance Process to understand the process.

    See Phase 4 Overview  to understand the various types of software download files.

    1. SSH into the VM instance designated for this component by using the key pair that you used to launch the VM.

      Along with the key pair, you may need to use your login credentials for sudo or root access based on your environment.

    2. Download the following required files for this component from Be aware that the following files are contained in a file name that uses the following syntax:


      • cco-installer.jar

      • cco-response.xml

  3. Edit the cco-response.xml file to change the value for the cloud_name setting from default to azurestack.

    <entry key="cloud_name" value="default"/>
    #Change "default" in the above line to "azurestack"
    <entry key="cloud_name" value="azurestack"/>
  4. Run the following command from the same folder where you downloaded the files in Step 2 above.

    You do not need to explicitly run the validation script (Descriptor JSON file) for this procedure.

    java -jar cco-installer.jar cco-response.xml

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