VHM and Azure

You can use a SUSE Manager VHM to gather instances from Microsoft Azure.

The VHM allows SUSE Manager to obtain and report information about your virtual machines. For more information on VHMs, see client-configuration:vhm.adoc.

Create an Azure VHM

The Virtual Host Manager (VHM) runs on the SUSE Manager Server.

Ensure you have installed the virtual-host-gatherer-libcloud package on the SUSE Manager Server.

Procedure: Creating an Azure VHM
  1. In the SUSE Manager Web UI, navigate to Systems  Virtual Host Managers.

  2. Click Create and select Azure from the drop-down menu.

  3. In the Add an Azure Virtual Host Manager section, use these parameters:

    • In the Label field, type a custom name for your VHM.

    • In the Subscription ID field, type the subscription ID provided by Azure.

    • In the Application ID field, type the application ID provided by Azure.

    • In the Tenant ID field, type the tenant ID provided by Azure.

    • In the Secret Key field, type the secret key associated with the Azure instance.

    • In the Zone field, type the zone your VM is located in. This is required for subscription matching to work.

  4. Click Create to save your changes and create the VHM.

  5. On the Virtual Host Managers page, select the new VHM.

  6. On the Properties page, click Refresh Data to inventory the new VHM.

To see which objects and resources have been inventoried, navigate to Systems  System List  Virtual Systems.

Instances running on the Azure public cloud will report this UUID to SUSE Manager Server: