This section explains how to use the Bold BI in the Azure portal to select and create the Bold BI Server virtual machine.
One of the fastest ways to get Bold BI Server up and to run in Azure is based on the pre-configured server image through the Azure Marketplace.
Sign in to the Azure portal.
Create a resource option in the upper left side.
Search for “Bold BI Enterprise”.
Select the Bold BI Enterprise - Multi-tenant and click the
The basics blade requests administrative information for the virtual machine.
Resource group: Select an existing resource group or type the name for a new one. To learn more about resource groups click here.
Virtual machine name: Enter a name for the virtual machine. The name must be within 1-15 characters and it should not contain special characters.
Region: Select an Azure data center location where you want to run the VM.
Size: By default
Standard E2 size plan picked else you could change the size by
Change Size option.
Username: Enter a user name to create a local account on the VM. The local account is used to sign in and manage the VM.
Password: Enter strong password to create a local account on the VM. The local account is used to sign in and manage the VM. The password must be within 8-123 characters and meets three out of the four following complexity requirements: one lower case character, one upper case character, one number, and one special character.
When you are done, click next to continue to the
The settings blade requests storage and network options. You can accept the default settings. Azure creates appropriate entries at required location. If the required virtual machine size is selected, you can try Azure premium storage by selecting the Premium (SSD) in disk type.
When all the changes are completed, click
Review and Create button.
On the review and create page, click
Create to start the Bold BI Enterprise - Multi-tenant server virtual machine deployment.
Once the deployment progress is completed, Bold BI Server VM can be connected through a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP). Follow the below steps to connect to the virtual machine:
Click the connect on the virtual machine overview window. A Remote Desktop Protocol (.rdp) file will be downloaded from the Azure portal.
Open the .rdp file and click the
Connect for the unknown publisher warning.
Enter the credentials that you have given while deploying the VM as like below and click the OK.
On successful connection, the identity verification window will be displayed as shown below. Click OK to accept the certificate problems and connect to the virtual machine.
Desktop shortcut to start the Bold BI server can be found once connected to the virtual machine. By default, Bold BI server is hosted in the 80 port in the IIS. Follow the given steps to run the Bold BI server:
Start Bold BI in IISshortcut to run the Bold BI server.