In the earlier posts we Created a two-tier SharePoint 2016 farm in Azure where we provisioned a Virtual network, with Active Directory, Domain Controller, SQL Server 2014 SP1 VM and a copy of SharePoint Server 2016 Preview downloaded and installed in the first VM.
Now since the SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview Virtual Machine is available in Azure, you can simply auto-provision the VM and add it to your Virtual Network.
In this quick post we will look how to provision a SharePoint Server 2016 IT Preview VM and add it to our Virtual Network (VM1 : Active Directory + Domain Controller VM and VM2 : SQL Server 2014 SP1 server VM in Azure). This will be VM3.
3-tier topology :
1. Login to your Azure Portal and then Select New at the bottom and then navigate to Compute -> Virtual Machine -> From Gallery.
2. Create a SharePoint 2016 IT Preview VM. This is provisioned on Windows Server 2012 R2.
In VM Configuration, select Name, specifications and username pass.
Select the new Cloud Service and Virtual Network this server is suppose to be a part of.
Finally, Install the Agent.
3. Once you have the server provisioned, connect to the VM to add the domain settings.
Add a domain to make this server as a part of the virtual network. Navigate to Workgroup and then Change the domain to the domain we setup in our previous posts.
Next after the welcome message and restart, add the service account to the Local Administrators group.
We have already setup a sp16_setup service account in our Domain Controller VM in Azure.