Azure Marketplace setup

Modified on Fri, 09 Sep 2022 at 12:04 PM

Omniscope is available on the Azure marketplace. This option allows you to quickly deploy Omniscope on an Azure virtual machine. Using this approach, you will be able to quickly configure a cloud machine with specifications to suit your needs, and start using Omniscope in a matter of minutes.  

At time of writing, Omniscope is available on the Azure marketplace using a 'Bring your own license' model: you will need to purchase a Team or Enterprise license from Visokio to activate the Omniscope app pre-installed on the EC2 instance.

Once the virtual machine instance has been provisioned, Omniscope needs to be activated and set up. This operation currently requires temporary SSH access to the instance. 

You can find the command to SSH into the machine from the aws portal . Make sure you are connecting using the ubuntu user.

Make sure you are able to connect to the machine via SSH, and ports 80 and 443 are open.

Once the machine has been provisioned, connect to it via ssh

Once you have an SSH session open, run  ./ (located in the home folder of the ubuntu user). The script will ask for the license key and administrator password. 

Since this will be a completely headless setup, make sure you use a Team or Enterprise Omniscope license.

Make sure the admin password is at least 6 characters long, although you are strongly recommended to use a much stronger password unless you are only testing.

As part of the setup procedure, it is possible install an SSL certificate using Let's Encrypt.This step is completely optional, and it can be done after the first setup.

If you want to install a valid SSL certificate make sure a valid domain name is associated to the machine.

Once the setup is completed, and Omniscope has been activated, you will be able to use Omniscope by pointing the browser to the machine's public ip address/domain name.

It is recommended to configure the external base URL in Omniscope (from the Admin section). This will allow Omniscope to generate valid URLs when sharing resources.

Omniscope is now installed and configured on the system, and it is ready to use.

You can shutdown/restart the machine as needed, and Omniscope will start up automatically.

Some useful scripts to start/restart/stop or update Omniscope are located in the home ubuntu user home directory.

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