I'm pleased to announce the General Availability of StorSimple 8000 series management in the new Azure portal. Everything about the StorSimple Physical Device Series experience in the new Azure portal is designed to be easy. Our 8000 series customers can now use the new Azure portal and Azure Resource Manager to unlock the deep personalization, role-based access control, and a single portal to manage all your applications.
The new Azure portal supports devices running Update 3.0 or later. Using the Azure resource manager, you can now create StorSimple Cloud Appliances (8010/8020). The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) enables you to leverage your existing ARM-based VNET or storage accounts. To learn how to manage your 8000 series devices in the portal, please refer to the product documentation.
You can leverage Azure Resource Manager SDK for automating the 8000 series device management.
To automate 8000 series device management, you can now leverage Azure Resource Manager SDK. Refer the samples to create a volume, list backups, roll over the service encryption key, scan for updates, and generate a backup report.
Transition to the new Azure portal
In a single click, you can seamlessly transition from the classic portal to the new Azure portal. Once in the new Azure portal, you can explore all the ARM capabilities. To leverage the seamless transition experience, apply the latest update on your devices. Your existing StorSimple Physical Device Series resources in the classic portal can be transitioned to the new Azure Portal in the coming weeks. For more information, go to Transition to the new Azure portal.
We'll transition all the customers to the new Azure portal by September 30, 2017. The complete transition process is quick, easy, and non-disruptive. We will reach out to you with more details. Stay tuned!
During the transition:
- You can’t manage your device from the portal.
- You’re protected as tiering and scheduled backups continue to occur.
After the transition:
- You can no longer manage your devices from the classic portal.
- All device managers under the selected subscription will be transitioned.
- The existing Azure Service Management (ASM) based PowerShell cmdlets are not supported. Update the scripts to manage your devices through the ARM.
- All your service settings and device configuration are intact! This includes the volumes and backups created in the classic portal.
Your new home
The new Azure portal is easy to use. Search for your StorSimple Device Manager by clicking on More services > from the left jumpbar. Go to Quick start to learn how to set up a device.
Go to Overview for a quick peek of your service summary.
Click Devices to see all the devices registered. Click a specific device to view the device summary. To monitor the device consumption and performance charts, click Usage, Performance, or Capacity.
Visit StorSimple MSDN forum to find answers, ask questions, and connect with the StorSimple community. Your feedback is important to us, so send all your feedback or any feature requests using the StorSimple User Voice. And don’t worry – if you need any assistance, Microsoft Support is there to help you along the way!