Deploy the Virtualization Engine

  1. Login to the Azure Portal at https:/portal.azure.com.
  2. Navigate to the Azure Marketplace.
  3. In the Search field, enter Delphix.
  4. Select Virtualization Engine.
  5. Review the information on the initial Marketplace page.
  6. Click Create.
  7. Follow the creation wizard to deploy the virtualization engine.
  8. Provide the basic information for the Delphix Engine.
    1. Select a name for the virtual machine.
    2. For the VM disk type, select SSD.
    3. Enter a username and password.

      This information is never used but is part of the built-in wizard used by the marketplace. Any information provided in these fields is discarded.

    4. Select your Subscription, Resource group, and Location.
    5. Click OK.
  9. Select the Size of the virtual machine you want to deploy. For supported instance types and capabilities, See Virtual Machine Requirements for Azure Platform.

    Each instance type will determine the limits for:

    • Network bandwidth
    • Maximum data disk
    • Total IOPS

  10. Click Select.
  11. Configure the Settings for this virtual machine:
    1. Use managed disks.
    2. Select or create a Virtual Network and Subnet.
    3. Optional: select a Public IP address (note this will make your engine accessible over the internet)
    4. Select or create a Network Security Group.
    5. Extensions and High Availability sets are not currently supported. Please ensure that no extensions or availability sets have been configured.
    6. Enable Boot diagnostics.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Review the configuration in the Summary screen and click OK.
  14. Review the offer details in the Buy screen and click Purchase to deploy the Delphix Virtualization Engine.

Configure the Delphix Engine Virtual Machine

  1. From the Azure Portal sidebar, select Virtual Machines. Your running virtual machines will be displayed.
  2. Click the virtual machine's name to open its detailed information.
  3. Click Disks to open the detailed panel.
  4. Click Add data disk.
  5. Create a new device:
    1. In the Create disk drop-down menu, select Create managed disk. This will open the managed disk wizard.
    2. In the wizard, ensure that the Account type indicates Premium (SSD) and that the Source Type shows None (empty disk).
    3. Select the size of device you want to create. Note that the device size will determine the IOPS limit for that device.
    4. Click Create.
  6. Once the device is created, change the Host Caching parameter for that device to None.
  7. Repeat the above steps to create additional disks.
  8. Once you have completed adding all the disks, click Save.
  9. Optional: modify the virtual machine’s Network Security Group.
    1. From side panel of the virtual machine’s detail screen, click Network interfaces.
    2. Click the name of the network interfaces you want to modify.
    3. From the Network interface details window, click the Network security group specified in the Overview pane. In the example below, you would click delphix-engine-nsg:
    4. From the Network security group details pane, modify the Inbound security rules and/or the Outbound security rules by selecting from the side panel and clicking Add.
    5. Add the appropriate rule and click OK. The screenshot below shows adding the inbound rule for the Delphix Session Protocol.
    6. Repeat the above steps for all the rules you want to add.

Configure the Delphix Engine

  1. Connect to your running Delphix instance with a web browser. Use the Public IP address or DNS name noted in the Network Interface panel. Upon successful connection, the browser will automatically redirect to the Delphix Setup Page.
  2. Set up the sysadmin account.
    1. Enter the sysadmin's email address.
    2. Enter a new password.
    3. Confirm the new password.
    4. Click Next.
  3. Set the time.
    1. If you know your NTP server information or you want to use a public NTP server, select the radio button for Set NTP Server.
    2. If you do not know your NTP server, select Manually Set Date & Time.
    3. Click Next.
  4. Set the network.
    1. Network interface is automatically configured.
    2. For DNS Services: If you want to, you can enter custom DNS Servers. If you do not, Azure will assign standard DNS Servers.
    3. Click Next.
  5. Verify the number of drives and the size and usage assignment of storage.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Serviceability. This page allows you to configure a Web Proxy (if necessary)
    1. Phone Home Service – Select the check box to enable (recommended)
    2. SMTP – If you have a valid SMTP server, you can select this option and enter connection details. This allows the Delphix Engine to send informational and error emails.
    3. Click Next.
  8. Authentication Service (Optional)
    1. If you want to integrate the Delphix Virtualization Engine with your LDAP platform for extended authentication services, select the check box and complete the information.
    2. Click Next.
  9. Register the engine.
    1. If you have already requested and have an enabled Support Account, enter your account email and password and click Register. Otherwise, you can register the engine at a later time.
    2. Click Next.
  10. Validate your setup. The final page in the setup process is a validation page. It will display all of the configuration options currently set.
    1. To change any of the options, click Modify in the desired section.
    2. When you are satisfied with the setup, click Finish.
  11. Save the configuration by clicking Yes.

Once setup has completed, you will see Successful Configuration. The browser will automatically redirect to the Delphix Engine login screen.

Logging in for the first time

The first time you login to the Delphix Engine, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the default Administration User: delphix_admin
  2. Enter the default password: delphix
  3. Enter the following as prompted:
    1. Email address for the delphix_admin account
    2. A new password
    3. Confirm the new password.
      From now on, this is the password you will use to login to the Delphix Engine.
  4. Click Continue.