Deployment checklist for your Azure Stack Edge Pro R device

This article describes the information that can be gathered ahead of the actual deployment of your Azure Stack Edge Pro R device.

Use the following checklist to ensure you have this information after you have placed an order for an Azure Stack Edge Pro R device and before you have received the device.

Deployment checklist

Stage Parameter Details
Device management
  • Azure subscription
  • Resource providers registered
  • Azure Storage account
  • Enabled for Azure Stack Edge Pro/Data Box Gateway, owner or contributor access.
  • In Azure portal, go to Home > Subscriptions > Your-subscription > Resource providers. Search for Microsoft.DataBoxEdge and register. Repeat for Microsoft.Devices if deploying IoT workloads.
  • Need access credentials
  • Device installation Power cables in the package.
    For US, an SVE 18/3 cable rated for 125 V and 15 Amps with a NEMA 5-15P to C13 (input to output) connector is shipped.
    For more information, see the list of Supported power cords by country
  • At least 1 X 1-GbE RJ-45 network cable for Port 1
  • At least 1 X 25-GbE SFP+ copper cable for Port 3, Port 4
  • Customer needs to procure these cables.
    For a full list of supported network cables, switches, and transceivers for device network cards, see Cavium FastlinQ 41000 Series Interoperability Matrix and Mellanox dual port 25G ConnectX-4 channel network adapter compatible products.
    First-time device connection
  • Laptop whose IPv4 settings can be changed. This laptop connects to Port 1 via a switch or a USB to Ethernet adaptor.
  • Device sign-in Device administrator password, between 8 and 16 characters, including three of the following character types: uppercase, lowercase, numeric, and special characters. Default password is Password1, which expires at first sign-in.
    Network settings Device comes with 2 x 1-GbE, 4 x 25-GbE network ports.
  • Port 1 is used to configure management settings only. One or more data ports can be connected and configured.
  • At least one data network interface from among Port 2 - Port 6 needs to be connected to the Internet (with connectivity to Azure).
  • DHCP and static IPv4 configuration supported.
  • Static IPv4 configuration requires IP, DNS server, and default gateway.
    Compute network settings
  • Require 2 free, static, contiguous IPs for Kubernetes nodes, and 1 static IP for IoT Edge service.
  • Require one additional IP for each extra service or module that you'll deploy.
  • Only static IPv4 configuration is supported.
    (Optional) Web proxy settings
  • Web proxy server IP/FQDN, port
  • Web proxy username, password
  • Firewall and port settings If using firewall, make sure the listed URLs patterns and ports are allowed for device IPs.
    (Recommended) Time settings Configure time zone, primary NTP server, secondary NTP server. Configure primary and secondary NTP server on local network.
    If local server is not available, public NTP servers can be configured.
    (Optional) Update server settings
  • Require update server IP address on local network, path to WSUS server.
  • By default, public windows update server is used.
    Device settings
  • Device fully qualified domain name (FQDN)
  • DNS domain
  • (Optional) Certificates If you bring your own certificates including the signing chain(s), Add certificates in appropriate format. Configure certificates only if you change device name and/or DNS domain.
    Encryption-at-rest Recommend using automatically generated encryption key. If using your own key, need a 32 character long Base-64 encoded key.
    Activation Require activation key from the Azure Stack Edge Pro/ Data Box Gateway resource. Once generated, the key expires in 3 days.

    Next steps

    Prepare to deploy your Azure Stack Edge Pro device.