Quickstart - Create service

To get started, create the Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple in the Azure portal.

VMware Solution by CloudSimple - Service overview

The CloudSimple service allows you to consume Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple. Creating the service allows you to purchase nodes, reserve nodes, and create private clouds. You add the CloudSimple service in each Azure region where the CloudSimple service is available. The service defines the edge network of Azure VMware Solution by CloudSimple. This edge network is used for services that include VPN, ExpressRoute, and Internet connectivity to your private clouds.

To add the CloudSimple service, you must create a gateway subnet. The gateway subnet is used when creating the edge network and requires a /28 CIDR block. The gateway subnet address space must be unique. It can't overlap with any of your on-premises network address spaces or Azure virtual network address space.

Sign in to Azure

Sign in to the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com.

Enable Microsoft.VMwareCloudSimple resource provider

Follow the steps below to enable the resource provider for CloudSimple service.

  1. Select All services.

  2. Search for and select subscriptions.

    Select subscriptions

  3. Select the subscription on which you want to enable CloudSimple service

  4. Click on Resource providers for the subscription

  5. Use Microsoft.VMwareCloudSimple to filter the resource provider

  6. Select the Microsoft.VMwareCloudSimple resource provider and click on Register

    Register resource provider

Create the service

Note

CloudSimple service must be enabled on your subscription. If your subscription not enabled, you'll receive an error when you try to create the service. Follow the steps in Enable CloudSimple service article to enable the service.

  1. Select All services.

  2. Search for CloudSimple Service.

    Search CloudSimple Service

  3. Select CloudSimple Services.

  4. Click Add to create a new service.

    Add CloudSimple Service

  5. Select the subscription where you want to create the CloudSimple service.

  6. Select the resource group for the service. To add a new resource group, click Create New.

  7. Enter name to identify the service.

  8. Enter the CIDR for the service gateway. Specify a /28 subnet that doesn't overlap with any of your on-premises subnets, Azure subnets, or planned CloudSimple subnets. You can't change the CIDR after the service is created.

    Creating the CloudSimple service

  9. Click OK.

The service is created and added to the list of services.

Purchase nodes

To set up pay-as-you go capacity for a CloudSimple Private Cloud environment, first provision nodes in the Azure portal.

  1. Select All services.

  2. Search for CloudSimple Nodes.

    Search CloudSimple Nodes

  3. Select CloudSimple Nodes.

  4. Click Add to create nodes.

    Add CloudSimple Nodes

  5. Select the subscription where you want to purchase CloudSimple nodes.

  6. Select the resource group for the nodes. To add a new resource group, click Create New.

  7. Enter the prefix to identify the nodes.

  8. Select the location for the node resources.

  9. Select the dedicated location to host the node resources.

  10. Select the node type. You can choose the CS28 or CS36 option. The latter option includes the maximum compute and memory capacity.

  11. Select the number of nodes to provision.

  12. Select Review + Create.

  13. Review the settings. To modify any settings, click Previous.

  14. Select Create.

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