Sitecore XP1 On Azure - Install Sitecore Azure Toolkit

Azure Management portal does not support creating XP environments (as of this writing). The only way to create XP environment on Azure PAAS, using App Service, is to use the Sitecore Azure toolkit. Sitecore provides Sitecore Azure Toolkit as a .ZIP file. Please download Sitecore Azure Toolkit from the Official Website.

Sitecore Azure Toolkit allows customers to package and deploy Sitecore solutions to Microsoft Azure and provides out of the box integration with Azure Services such as Application Insights, Redis Cache Service and Azure Search.

Download Sitecore Azure toolkit from the download options section of the page.


Sitecore Azure Toolkit is just a .ZIP file with all the tools and resources, which we can use for the following.
  • Create and configure a new Sitecore environment on Azure’s platform as a Service offering, using Azure app Services.
  • Package the existing Sitecore instance and deploy the packages to Azure’s platform as a Service offering, using Azure app Services.

Sitecore Azure Toolkit is a .ZIP with the following.

  • Copyrights
  • Resources
  • Tools
  • txt
  • html

The screen given below is the one of how it looks, when I download the .ZIP file.

We will be directly using PowerShell module named sitecoreazurexp1.ps1 i.e in the tools folder. This PowerShell module internally uses the .DLL files located along with it.

Once you download Sitecore Azure Toolkit, please go back to the next step.