How to enable Azure VMware Solution resource

Learn how to submit a support request to enable your Azure VMware Solution resource. You can also request more hosts in your existing Azure VMware Solution private cloud.

Eligibility criteria

You'll need an Azure account in an Azure subscription. The Azure subscription must comply with one of the following criteria:

Enable Azure VMware Solution for EA customers

Before you create your Azure VMware Solution resource, you'll need to submit a support ticket to have your hosts allocated. Once the support team receives your request, it takes up to five business days to confirm your request and allocate your hosts. If you have an existing Azure VMware Solution private cloud and want more hosts allocated, you'll go through the same process.

  1. In your Azure portal, under Help + Support, create a New support request and provide the following information for the ticket:

    • Issue type: Technical
    • Subscription: Select your subscription
    • Service: All services > Azure VMware Solution
    • Resource: General question
    • Summary: Need capacity
    • Problem type: Capacity Management Issues
    • Problem subtype: Customer Request for Additional Host Quota/Capacity
  2. In the Description of the support ticket, on the Details tab, provide:

    • POC or Production
    • Region Name
    • Number of hosts
    • Any other details

    Note

    Azure VMware Solution recommends a minimum of three hosts to spin up your private cloud and for redundancy N+1 hosts.

  3. Select Review + Create to submit the request.

    It will take up to five business days for a support representative to confirm your request.

    Important

    If you already have an existing Azure VMware Solution, and you are requesting additional hosts, please note that we need five business days to allocate the hosts.

  4. Before you can provision your hosts, make sure that you register the Microsoft.AVS resource provider in the Azure portal.

    az provider register -n Microsoft.AVS --subscription <your subscription ID>
    

    For additional ways to register the resource provider, see Azure resource providers and types.

Enable Azure VMware Solution for CSP customers

CSPs must use Microsoft Partner Center to enable Azure VMware Solution for their customers.

Important

Azure VMware Solution service does not provide a multitenant environment, and therefore hosting partners are not supported yet.

  1. In Partner Center, select CSP to access the Customers area.

    Microsoft Partner Center customers area

  2. Select your customer and then select Add products.

    Microsoft Partner Center

  3. Select Azure plan and then select Add to cart.

  4. Review and finish the general set up of the Azure plan subscription for your customer. For more information, see Microsoft Partner Center documentation.

After configuring the Azure plan and the needed vSphere RBAC permissions are in place as a CSP, you'll engage Microsoft to enable the quota for an Azure plan subscription. Access Azure portal from Partner Center using Admin On Behalf Of (AOBO) procedure.

  1. Sign in to Partner Center.

  2. Select CSP to access the Customers area.

  3. Expand customer details and select Microsoft Azure Management Portal.

  4. In Azure portal, under Help + Support, create a New support request and provide the following information for the ticket:

    • Issue type: Technical
    • Subscription: Select your subscription
    • Service: All services > Azure VMware Solution
    • Resource: General question
    • Summary: Need capacity
    • Problem type: Capacity Management Issues
    • Problem subtype: Customer Request for Additional Host Quota/Capacity
  5. In the Description of the support ticket, on the Details tab, provide:

    • POC or Production
    • Region Name
    • Number of hosts
    • Any other details
    • Is intended to host multiple customers?

    Note

    Azure VMware Solution recommends a minimum of three hosts to spin up your private cloud and for redundancy N+1 hosts.

  6. Select Review + Create to submit the request.

    It will take up to five business days for a support representative to confirm your request.

    Important

    If you already have an existing Azure VMware Solution, and you are requesting additional hosts, please note that we need five business days to allocate the hosts.

  7. Once added to the Azure plan, and with quota enabled, the customer or the partner administrator can deploy an Azure VMware Solution Private Cloud through the Azure portal. Before you can provision your hosts, make sure that you register the Microsoft.AVS resource provider in the Azure portal.

    az provider register -n Microsoft.AVS --subscription <your subscription ID>
    

    For additional ways to register the resource provider, see Azure resource providers and types.

Next steps

After you enable your Azure VMware Solution resource, and you have the proper networking in place, you can create a private cloud.