If you are configuring Azure blob storage as your storage provider coupled with transcoding services using VIDIZMO Cloud Encoder, VIDIZMO provides an ease to its customers by either automating the configuration process via VIDIZMO Setup Wizard or performing the configuration manually.
Since some organizations may have policy to allow only certain users make changes to their Azure AD or Azure subscription and they may not want an application (an automated process) making changes on their behalf using a service account, they prefer configuring their Azure storage manually. If so, you may contact our support for further assistance with the manual setup.
Setup Wizard allows you to initially set up your Portal's Storage Provider and Transcoder for a seamless user experience through out the application usage. It takes you through a series of easily configurable steps to help set up the system.
To learn more about Setup Wizard, see: Understanding Setup Wizard.
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Before you start
You need to be an Administrator or Manager to configure Azure Storage with VIDIZMO Cloud Encoder using Setup Wizard in a Portal.
In your Azure portal, the user whose credentials you use to configure your Azure Storage, should have Owner or Contributor role in the subscription under which you create your storage account.
You need an account on VIDIZMO Cloud Encoder (Encoding.com) to configure its services here.
Your previous content will remain intact and will be served from your pre-configured storage provider, unless you choose to migrate data. In case of data migration, old content is copied (not moved) to the new content storage and the copy of the content residing on older storage is purged based on the policy set in the portal.
1. From the Portal's Homepage
i. Click on the navigation menu on the top left of your screen.
ii. Expand Admin tab.
iii Click on Control Panel.
2. From the Manage Portal navigation pane in Control Panel:
i. Select Setup Wizard.
ii. Click on Run Wizard Again.
Note: VIDIZMO provides a set of default configuration for your Storage and Transcoding Provider which can be overridden via Setup Wizard due to evolving business requirements. Furthermore, apart from the possible configurations, VIDIZMO also offers the flexibility of choosing any other Storage Providers or Transcoders that the organization may want to configure their application with.
3. From the Configuration tab:
i. Select the Azure to configure it as your VIDIZMO Storage for your system, from a list of available options in the drop-down.
ii. Select VIDIZMO Cloud Encoder to configure it as your Encoder for your system, from a list of available options in the drop-down.
iii. Click Next to proceed to the next tab.
4. From the Storage tab:
i. Select Global as Subscription Type. To learn more, see: Azure Government and Azure Global.
ii. Copy the ID of your account on Azure as Login ID. This is the email address with which you sign into your Azure portal.
iii. Enter the Password that you use to sign into the portal using above email address.
v. Enter the name that you want to set as Storage Name for your storage account in Azure. This name must be globally unique.
vi. Enter the name that you want to set as Resource Group Name for your resource group in Azure where you will organize your storage and media service together. This name must be unique within your Azure subscription. To learn more about it, see: Resource groups.
vii. Select the physical location for your Azure servers form a list of available options in the drop-down as Location. To know more about which location would suit your needs, see: Azure regions.
viii. Select Standard_GRS as your Replication. Having Geo-Redundant Storage enabled, your data is durable even in the case of a complete regional outage or a disaster in which the primary region isn't recoverable. For more information about available replication options, see Storage replication options.
ix. Select the Standard_Verizon as your CDN SKU Profile configured on your Azure CDN Account with various privileges associated with each account. To learn more about the different options, see: Compare Azure CDN Product Features.
x. Click Next to proceed to the next tab.
5. From the Transcoder tab:
i. Enter the API User ID which has been registered on VIDIZMO Cloud Encoder. This number can be found in the My Account tab of the Client Interface.
ii. Enter the Email Address you have associated with your account on the Cloud Encoder.
iii. Enter the API User Key generated by your account on the Cloud Encoder service.
iv. Copy the End Point of your Encoding account that helps act as an API between application and Cloud Encoder.
v. Check/Uncheck Migrate Content. It is used to migrate data from your previous Storage Provider to one you have configured.
vi. Click Done to run the Setup Wizard.
A notification will appear briefly stating: Setup Wizard Started Successfully.
Note: You can track the progress of the Setup Wizard with respect to Storage and Transcoder configuration via Workflows. To learn more about it, see: How to View Workflows.