Getting started with Managed Cloud

Abstract

How to access resources provided by Managed Cloud for Sitecore.

This topic describes how to access resources provided by Managed Cloud for Sitecore.

When you have a deployment of Managed Cloud, you can access the resources created by the Managed Cloud environment. Go to Azure Key Vault for all services URLs and credentials.

To view the secrets:

  1. In the Azure portal, navigate to the Key Vault resource. Go to resource group {infrastructure_id} and keyvault {infrastructure_id}kvt.

    You can find the infrastructure_id in the Sitecore response to your request environment ticket in Sitecore Support & Self-Service Portal:

    MCC-infrastructureID.png
  2. Request access to the Azure Key Vault for your account. To do this, you must be a DevOps persona user. You can request to be added as a DevOps engineer persona by adding a Get Access (User) service request in Sitecore Support & Self-Service Portal.

  3. To view the secrets, go to Settings and click Secrets.

To access Sitecore Content Management:

  1. Go to Azure Key Vault, and copy the following values:

    • sitecore-cm-host-name

    • sitecore-admin-username

    • secret sitecore-admin-password

  2. In a browser, enter: https://{sitecore-cm-host-name}/sitecore/.

  3. On the login page, use the sitecore-admin-username and sitecore-admin-password values.

Kibana is an open-source data visualization tool used for log analytics. You can use Kibana to see the Managed Cloud containers logs.

To access the Kibana instance:

  1. Go to Azure Key Vault, and copy the following values:

    • logging-kibana-address

    • logging-elasticsearch-admin-username

    • logging-elasticsearch-admin-password

  2. In a browser, enter: //{logging-kibana-address}.

  3. On the login page, use the logging-elasticsearch-admin-username and logging-elasticsearch-admin-password values.

  4. Go to Kibana, and click Discover to see the logs from Managed Cloud Containers.

Grafana is open-source visualization and analytics software that lets you query and visualize your time-series database data. You can use Grafana to view the Managed Cloud Containers metrics dashboards.

To access the Grafana instance:

  1. Go to Azure Key Vault, and take the following value:

    • grafana-host-name

  2. In a browser, enter https://{grafana-host-name}

  3. To find the Managed Cloud Containers metrics dashboards, click Dashboard.

To access the Sitecore license:

  1. On the Azure portal menu, click All services. In the list of resources, type Storage Accounts.

  2. Go to Resources, {infrastructure_id}, and click {infrastructure_id}sta.

  3. Go to Containers and click {infrastracture-id}lsc.

    Note

    The Sitecore license is stored in base64 format.

    Find the Sitecore license in Azure.

Searchstax helps you to manage, monitor, and scale the Apache Solr search engine in public and private cloud environments.

To access the Searchstax Solr instance:

  1. Go to the Azure Key Vault and copy the following value:

    • external-solr-endpoint

      The connection string is represented in the following format: https://user:password@{solr-url}/solrcloud=true

      Copy the user and password values.

  2. In a browser, enter the external-solr-endpoint value but replace solrcloud=true with a trailing slash.

  3. Enter the user and password that you copied earlier.

    Access Searchstax Solr instance.

Terraform state is used to map your infrastructure to the resources that you define in your Terraform configuration. The State file keeps track of which resource configuration maps to which real-world resource.

Warning

You must not change the Terraform State file.

To view the Terraform State file:

  1. On the Azure portal menu, click All services. In the list of resources, type Storage Accounts.

  2. Go to Resources, {infrastructure_id}, and click {infrastructure_id}sta.

  3. Go to Containers and click {infrastracture-id}tfs

To access Azure DevOps:

  1. Go to https://dev.azure.com and log in.

  2. Go to the organization {infrastructure_id} and click the project {infrastructure_id}.

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is the quickest way to use Kubernetes on Azure.

To access AKS:

  1. Go to Resources, {infrastructure_id}, and find the Azure Kubernetes Service named: {infrastructure_id}aks.

  2. Click Connect and follow the instructions in the right-hand panel.

    AKS access instructions.

Azure Front Door is an Application Delivery Network (ADN) as a service.

To access Azure Front Door:

  • Go to Resources, {infrastructure_id}, and find the Azure FrontDoor named: {infrastructure_id}fdr.