Step 1. Subscribe to Velostrata on Azure Marketplace
The Velostrata subscription on Azure Marketplace enables you to run and migrate VMWare-based workloads from on-premises to your Azure subscription and VNET without requiring additional license purchases.
Velostrata is licensed per workload virtual machine that you run on an Azure Virtual Machine (VM). Consult with the Azure Marketplace listing for up-to-date pricing on different Virtual Machine types. The Shared-core Azure VM type is offered at no additional cost for the Velostrata subscription for product testing and evaluation purposes.
Azure IaaS resources (e.g. compute, storage, networking, etc.) for the selected workload VMs, as well as for the Velostrata virtual appliances in cloud, will be charged by Azure separately, per Azure pricing schedule.
Note: you may change a workload Azure VM type at any time using the Velostrata plug-in for VMWare vCenter Web Client or Velostrata Powershell Module on-premises, using the Velostrata “Reconfigure VM” feature.
- Open the Azure Portal and logon with your account credentials.
- Navigate to the Azure Marketplace (typically available on the portal dashboard) and search for Velostrata.
- You will need to subscribe separately to the Windows-based workload option and to the Linux-based workload option. Subscribe to both if you intend to run or migrate a mix of such workloads with Velostrata.
- To subscribe, click on the Velostrata Windows-based or Linux-based workload entry on the Azure Marketplace to open the corresponding details page.
- Click on “Want to deploy programmatically? Get Started ” at the bottom of the page
- Click on “Enable” for the subscription on which you want to allow the Velostrata Azure Marketplace offer.
- Click on “Save”
- You may now return to the product page for further access to reference materials if needed.
Important Notice: The procedure described above enables Azure Marketplace billing for the Velostrata subscription. The subscription is not intended for use with the manual VM create option on the Azure Marketplace portal, API or CLI. It is only intended for programmatic use triggered by the Velostrata Manager on-premises.
If you have launched an Azure VM using the Azure Marketplace Portal, Azure API or CLI, please terminate the VM and follow the procedure outlined on this page and in the Velostrata Documentation.
To run or migrate your workloads from on-premises to Azure, you will need to use the Velostrata plugin for VMWare vCenter Web Client or the Velostrata Powershell Module on-premises; the launch into Azure will be automatically managed using the Velostrata plug-in or Powershell controls on-premises.