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Overview

Before you start

Azure Portal Configuration

Azure Portal considerations

Get Subscription ID

VIDIZMO Portal Configuration

Run Setup Wizard for AMS Storage and AMS Encoder

Configuring Azure Storage

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Overview


If you are configuring Azure blob storage as your storage provider coupled with transcoding services using VIDIZMO On Premise Encoder, VIDIZMO provides an ease to its customers by either automating the configuration process via VIDIZMO Setup Wizard or performing the configuration manually. 

Some organizations prefer configuring their Azure storage manually since they 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. 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.


By default, VIDIZMO provides six different configurations for Storage and Transcoding Providers via Setup Wizard: 


Before you start

  • You need to be an Administrator or Manager to configure Azure Storage with VIDIZMO On Premise 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. 

  • Make sure the user is part of a single Active Directory Tenant. To learn more about Azure tenant, Single tenant and Multi-tenant, see: Terminologies in Azure AD.    

  • You need to manually configure and deploy the On Premise Encoder on a dedicated machine. Content Processing and Encoding are hardware resource-consuming processes. A dedicated machine for this purpose improves the performance of the application more efficiently as compared to the processes that are running on the same server where the application is deployed. 

  • 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. 


Azure Portal Configuration

Following are the steps to be performed in Azure Portal before you run the Setup Wizard:


Azure Portal Considerations


1. In your portal, the user whose credentials you use to configure your Azure Media Services storage account, should have Owner role in the subscription under which you create your storage account. Here is how you can do it:

i. Go to Azure Subscriptions and check your role and permissions. It should be an Owner.

ii. If not, this is how an administrator can assign you a role of administrator of the subscription.

2. Additionally, Multi-Factor Authentication settings against that user should be turned off. Here is how you can do it:

i. Disable MFA from the Azure portal for the specific user whose credentials you will be using for setup.

3. Make sure the name you use to create your Azure Media Service and Azure Storage is not the same as a recently deleted media service or storage account in your Azure portal.


Get Subscription ID


In order to get Subscription ID of the subscription under which you will create your Azure storage account, go to Azure Subscriptions and copy the ID of your subscription.. This ID will be later used while configuring storage via Setup Wizard.


VIDIZMO Portal Configuration


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 Azure to configure it as your VIDIZMO Storage for your system, from a list of available options in the drop-down.

ii. Select VIDIZMO On Premise 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.

iv. Enter the ID of your subscription package in Azure as Subscription ID. To learn more about it, see: Azure Subscriptions and How can I retrieve my Azure subscription ID?

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. Uncheck Migrate Content. It is used to migrate data from one Storage Provider to another.

vi. Click Done.


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.


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