Description: Canaries aren't just hardware devices. You can run Canaries inside your Azure Cloud infrastructure, using the same Console as the rest of your Canary fleet.
Note: Like other Cloud Canaries, a registered, but offline, Cloud Canary will still occupy a license. If you've terminated a bird on Azure, don't forget to decommission it on your Canary Console too. See guide here to decommission a Canary.
Follow the steps below to create your Azure Cloud Canary:
Log in to your Console.
Click the + icon and click Add Canary.
Click Add Azure Canary.
Click Follow this link to enable the Canary App in your Azure Portal.
Click Accept to accept the permissions.
Note: this step will only need to be run on your first Azure Canary.
After accepting the permissions, click Next
Add the below details and click Next.
- Add your Resource Group for the new VM
- Select Yes from the drop down list
- Change your VM's name
- Select the region from the drop down list
- Click Next
If you want to launch your Bird into an existing VNET/subnet, please click on "Specify existing Vnet/Subnet" and specify the VNet Name, VNet Resource Group, and the Subnet Name, and click on Next.
Select the script option you would like to use, Bash or Powershell, copy the script and click Done.
- Select Linux (Bash) if you opted to use Bash
- Select Windows (Powershell) if you opted to use Powershell
- Use the copy icon to copy the script to your clipboard
- Click Done
On Azure, open the command line option you opted to use.
- Linux - Bash
- Windows - Powershell
Note: We have opted to use Bash.
- Paste the script you copied in Step 9 and hit enter.
- The script will run and let you know once it has finished.
On your Console you should see a pop-up to confirm your new Canary.
Click Add Canary.
Your Azure Canary will boot and connect back to your Console.
You can setup your EC2 Canary from within your Console using the remote management - Guide found here.
You're done! ;-)
Costs per Azure Canary Virtual Machine: