How to install Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub

This article shows you how to download and install the Event Hubs resource provider, making it available to offer to customers for subscription. You must also complete the Event Hubs install prerequisites before continuing.

Download packages

Before you can install Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub, you must download the resource provider and its dependent packages using the Marketplace Management feature. If you're not familiar with Marketplace Management, spend time reviewing Download marketplace items from Azure and publish to Azure Stack Hub. This section walks you through the process of downloading items from the Azure marketplace.


The download process can take 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the network latency and existing packages on your Azure Stack Hub instance.

For a connected scenario, you download the items from the Azure marketplace directly to the Azure Stack Hub marketplace:

  1. Sign in to the Azure Stack Hub administrator portal.
  2. Select Marketplace Management on the left.
  3. Select Resource providers.
  4. Select + Add from Azure.
  5. Search for "Event Hubs" using the search bar.
  6. Select the "Event Hubs" row on the search results.
  7. On the "Event Hubs" download page, select the Event Hubs version you wish to install, then select Download at the bottom of the page. Marketplace management packages

Notice that additional software packages are downloaded along with Event Hubs, including:

  • Microsoft Azure Stack Hub Add-On RP Windows Server INTERNAL ONLY
  • PowerShell Desired State Configuration

For a disconnected or partially connected scenario, you download the packages to your local machine then import them into your Azure Stack Hub marketplace:

  1. If you haven't already, follow the instructions in Download Marketplace items - Disconnected or partially connected scenarios. Here you download and run the Marketplace Syndication tool, which allows you to download the Event Hubs packages.
  2. After the syndication tool's "Azure Marketplace Items" window opens, find and select "Event Hubs" to download the required packages to your local machine.
  3. Once the download finishes, you import the packages to your Azure Stack Hub instance and publish to Marketplace.


  1. If you haven't already, sign in to the Azure Stack Hub administrator portal, select Marketplace Management on the left, select Resource providers.

  2. Once Event Hubs and other required software have been downloaded, Marketplace Management shows the "Event Hubs" packages with a status of "Not Installed". There may be other packages that show a status of "Downloaded". Select the "Event Hubs" row you wish to install. Marketplace management downloaded packages

  3. The Event Hubs install package page shows a blue banner across the top. Select the banner to start the installation of Event Hubs. Marketplace management event hubs - begin install

Install prerequisites

  1. Next you're transferred to the install page. Select Install Prerequisites to begin the installation process. Marketplace management event hubs - install prerequisites

  2. Wait until the installation of prerequisites succeeds. You should see a green checkmark next to Install prerequisites before proceeding to the next step.

    Marketplace management event hubs - install prerequisites succeeded

Prepare secrets

  1. Under the 2. Prepare secrets step, select Add certificate, and the Add a certificate panel will appear. Marketplace management event hubs - prepare secrets

  2. Select the browse button on Add a certificate, just to the right of the certificate filename field.

  3. Select the .pfx certificate file you procured when completing the prerequisites. For more information, see the installation Prerequisites.

  4. Enter the password you provided to create a secure string for Event Hubs SSL Certificate. Then select Add. Marketplace management event hubs - add certificate

Install resource provider

  1. When the installation of the certificate succeeds, you should see a green checkmark next to Prepare secrets before proceeding to the next step. Now select the Install button next to 3 Install resource provider. Marketplace management event hubs - start RP install

  2. Next you'll see the following page, which indicates that Event Hubs resource provider is being installed. Marketplace management event hubs - RP installing

  3. Wait for the installation complete notification. This process usually takes one or more hours, depending on your Azure Stack Hub type. Marketplace management event hubs - RP install complete

  4. Verify that the installation of Event Hubs has succeeded, by returning to the Marketplace Management, Resource Providers page. The status of Event Hubs should show "Installed". Marketplace management event hubs available

Next steps

Before users can deploy Event Hubs resources, you must create one or more plans, offers, and subscriptions.

  • If this is the first time you're offering a service, start with the Offer services to users tutorial. Then continue with the next tutorial, Test a service offering.
  • Once you're familiar with the concept of offering a service, create an offer and plan that includes the Event Hubs resource provider. Then create a subscription for your users, or give them the offer information so they can create their own. For reference, you can also follow the series of articles under the Service, plan, offer, subscription overview.

To check for updates, How to update Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub.

If you need to remove the resource provider, see Remove the Event Hubs resource provider

To learn more about the user experience, visit the Event Hubs on Azure Stack Hub overview in the User documents.