Before you get started with App Service on Azure Stack

You need a few items to install App Service on Azure Stack:

  • A completed deployment of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3
  • Enough space in your Azure Stack system for a small deployment of App Service on Azure Stack. The required space is roughly 20 GB of disk space.
  • A Windows Server VM Image for use when creating Virtual Machines for App Service on Azure Stack
  • A server that's running SQL Server.
Note

The following steps ALL take place on the MAS-CON01 VM.

Before you deploy App Service on Azure Stack

To deploy a resource provider, you must run the PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment(ISE) as an administrator. For this reason, you need to allow cookies and JavaScript in the Internet Explorer profile that you use to sign in to Azure Active Directory.

Turn off Internet Explorer enhanced security

  1. Sign in to the Azure Stack proof-of-concept (POC) computer as AzureStack/administrator, and then open Server Manager.
  2. Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration for both admins and users.
  3. Sign in to the MAS-CON01.AzureStack.local virtual machine as an administrator, and then open Server Manager.
  4. Turn off Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration for both admins and users.

Enable cookies

  1. Select Start, > All apps, > Windows accessories. Right-click Internet Explorer > More > Run as an administrator.
  2. If you are prompted, select Use recommended security, and then select OK.
  3. In Internet Explorer, select Tools (the gear icon), > Internet Options > Privacy > Advanced.
  4. Select Advanced. Make sure that both of the Accept check boxes are selected, and then select OK and OK again.
  5. Close Internet Explorer, and restart PowerShell ISE as an administrator.

Install PowerShell for Azure Stack

Follow the steps in this article Install PowerShell

Using Visual Studio with Azure Stack

Follow the steps in this article - Install Visual Studio

Add a Windows Server 2016 VM image to Azure Stack

App Service deploys a number of virtual machines and as such requires a Windows Server 2016 VM Image be available within Azure Stack - Add a default virtual machine image

SQL Server

By default, the App Service on Azure Stack installer is set to use the SQL Server that is installed along with the Azure Stack SQL Resource Provider. When you install the SQL Server Resource Provider (SQL RP), ensure you take note of the database administrator username and password. You need both when you install App Service on Azure Stack.

Note

You can deploy and use another server to run SQL Server. You can choose the SQL Server instance to use when you complete the options in the App Service on Azure Stack installer.

Next steps