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

Posted by Karthikeyan Anbarasan Articles | Windows Azure June 17, 2011
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
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Introduction:

This article explains how to create mutiple 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 a single subscription with a 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 mutiple servers with a single subscription registered with Windows and SQL Azure. Let us see how to create mutiple 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 to 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 the 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 is to be created, for the purpose of this explanation let's select a different region server as shown in the screen below. (The 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 we wish which must be in common with the existing server as shown in the screen below:

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Now we can see the new server is created with a different region; we can see the server name changed consistently with 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.

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