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SQL Azure – New Feature to add Multiple Servers to single Subscription in Azure portal

 

Introduction:

This article explains how to create multiple servers for a single subscription, an additional new feature provided by Microsoft in this May 2011 release for Azure

Overview:

Normally for the developer license (Free license) we are restricted to single subscription with single server creation for that subscription with a limitation of 2 or 3 databases for that server. But the latest release provides an added advantage of adding Multiple servers with a single subscription registered with Windows and SQL Azure.

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Let us see how to create multiple servers using the Azure Management Portal step by step going forward.

Steps:

Log in to the Azure portal using the below link. You can see the screen look similar to below

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/

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Login to the portal using your Microsoft Windows Live credentials with Azure credentials to the management portal and you will see the screen as shown in the screen below

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Now we can see the Database Menu at the bottom left, Click on that will go to the Database Subscription window as shown in the screen below

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Clicking on the subscription name will provide the complete details of the server created and the new database created as shown in the screen below

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Now click on the subscription again and Select CREATE option under server category as shown in the screen below (Check Pointer pointed to)

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Now we get a popup to select the region where the new server need to be created, for change now lets select a different region server as shown in the screen below.(last time we selected SouthEast Asia and this time we select EastAsia)

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Now create the credential details for the server as per our wish which need not to be common with the existing server as shown in the screen below

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Now we can see the new Server created with different region, we can see the server name accordingly changed as per the server region as shown in the screen below.

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Conclusion:

So in this article we have seen the new feature of adding mutiple servers to a single Subscription using the Azure Management Portal.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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