Ever wish you could spin up an Atom in Azure quickly from the Azure portal? Well now you can! Dell Boomi recently released an Azure Marketplace offering that makes installing a Boomi Atom into your Microsoft Azure infrastructure simple. In this post, we are going to explore how you can use it to install an Atom (including all the required Azure resources) from the comfort of your browser in a matter of minutes.
Before starting, you need to have two items:
- An AtomSphere user that has the Atom Management privilege in the account where you will be installing the new Atom. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for a free trial AtomSphere account.
- A Microsoft Azure subscription. If you do not have one, you will need to create a free Azure account first.
Deploying the Azure Marketplace offering
Log in to the Microsoft Azure portal
Click on the '+' icon in the top left. Use the search box to find and select the Dell Boomi Atom (Windows) offering.
Click Create to begin configuring the deployment.
The first step, Basics, asks you to provide some basic information that is needed to create all the Azure resources. The user name and password you provide will be used to create an administrator user for the new virtual machine. Once you have provided all the information, click OK.
I have found that choosing to create a new resource group makes it easier to manage all the resources that are created for the Atom.
The Infrastructure settings step asks you to specify a name for the new virtual machine as well as pick how large you want it to be. Because workloads differ from Atom to Atom, picking the right size will depend on what you will be doing with the Atom. Once you have provided all the information, click OK.
The next step, AtomSphere User Information, is where you provide all your AtomSphere information. The user name and password provided here are the credentials that will be used to install the Atom. The AtomSphere account ID is the ID of the account the the Atom will be tied to. The value you provide for Atom name will be displayed in AtomSphere. Once you have provided all the information, click OK.
Remember, the AtomSphere user must have the Atom Management privilege in the account where you will be installing the new Atom.
The Summary step is just a validation step. Verify that the information is correct, that validation passes, and then click OK.
That's it! Now you can kick back and watch the deployment run....
Once it is done you can review the deployment log.
At this point your Atom is up and ready to run your integration processes.
Wasn't that easy? In under 10 minutes you were able to spin up a new Atom running on its own dedicated virtual machine in Azure, without having to leave your browser. Once you have tried it out, let us know what you think. Are there additional options you like to see in the next version of our offering? If so, I would love to hear about them!