Creating a storage account for operating system images manually

In some cases where your organization’s security policies require it, you may want to manually pre-create the storage account that CDP uses for storing operating system images.

Steps

  1. Create a resource group on Azure with the name “cloudbreak-images”.
  2. Create a storage account on Azure.
    1. The name is the concatenation of the following elements. It is different depending on whether or not you would like to use your existing resource group for CDP:
      Table 1.
      Naming convention
      Single existing resource group Enter a name that is a simple concatenation of the following four elements:
      • “cbimg”
      • Region identifier: The starting letters of the region where the SA is. For example, “eu” for East US, or “eu2” for East US 2
      • The adler32 checksum of the Subscription ID, without hyphens ('-') and all lowercase. For example a9d4456e-349f-46f5-bc73-54a8d523e504 => a9d4456e349f46f5bc7354a8d523e504 => 8e63086f
      • The adler32 checksum of the resource group name. For example Rg-my-cool-single-rg => 4e23077c

      For example, if the storage account is in East US 2 region in a resource group called “Rg-my-cool-single-rg” and with a Subscription ID of a9d4456e-349f-46f5-bc73-54a8d523e504, the storage account name would be cbimgeu28e63086f4e23077c

      For the adler32 calculation, you can use the Online ADLER32 Hash Calculator.
      Multiple resource groups created by CDP Enter a name that is the concatenation of the following three elements:
      • “cbimg”
      • Region identifier: The starting letters of the region where the SA is. For example, “eu” for East US, or “eu2” for East US 2
      • Subscription ID, without hyphens ('-') and all lowercase. For example, if your subscription ID is a9d4456e-349f-46f5-bc73-54a8d523e504, you should convert it to a9d4456e349f46f5bc7354a8d523e504
      For example, if the storage account is in East US 2 region in subscription a9d4456e-349f-46f5-bc73-54a8d523e504, the storage account name would be cbimgeu2a9d4456e349f46f5bc7354a8d523e504
    2. Disable hierarchical namespace. Make sure not to omit this setting as it cannot be changed after the storage account is created.