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Installing Snapt in Azure

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Snapt is an excellent load balancing, web acceleration and WAF option for the Microsoft Azure cloud. We provide full support for deployments in Azure, and recommend using a standard Ubuntu Linux install to run Snapt.

You can also run the Snapt VM images (https://downloads.snapt.net) on an existing VM server.

Guide

  1. Run an Ubuntu (or similar) Linux image. We support all Linux flavours.
  2. Download the Snapt Bundled installer for Default-Linux, if you are using Ubuntu.
  3. Run sudo tar -C / -xvf SnaptBundle-YOURSERIAL.tar.gz replacing the file with your downloaded bundle name.
  4. Run sudo /usr/local/snapt/start.sh to start the process.
  5. Ensure the Azure firewall allows port 8080 TCP connections. By default it will block port 8080 connections, as can your Linux distribution.
  6. Run "sudo apt-get install haproxy" to install the binary required for the Balancer.
  7. Go to your ip on port 8080 with a web browser, and proceed to login and use Snapt. Your username will be admin and the password admin.

Post Install

Now that you have installed Snapt, you can use it as you would any Snapt device. For an intro to setting Snapt up please watch our demo video.

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