Quick Start Guide for Intel® FPGA Development Tools on the Microsoft* Azure* Platform

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Date 12/22/2017
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1.6.1. Create a License Server Machine in the Azure* Cloud

Create an Azure* virtual machine to use as a license server.
  1. In your local machine, create a SSH key pair to use as authentication method.
    For information about creating SSH keys, refer to the Microsoft* Azure* Documentation.
  2. In the Azure* marketplace, launch a virtual machine with CentOS 7 and specify the following parameters:
    Table 5.  Virtual Machine Basic Settings
    Parameter Value
    Name Name of the machine.
    VM Disk Type Select HDD.
    User Name Administrator name on the virtual machine. You use this name to connect to the machine.
    Authentication type
    Authentication method to connect to the machine.
    • Select SSH public key, and type or paste the public key that you created.
    Subscription Azure* account to use.
    Resource group Resource group associated to the virtual machine. You can create a new resource group or use an existing one. Resource groups are mandatory, and help you organize and locate resources.
    Location Select the same location that you use for running Intel® FPGA tools.
  3. Under Machine Size, select the small A1 Basic instance type.
    If the demand increases, you can resize the machine to larger A series machine type.
  4. Under Network Settings, select the same virtual network, subnet, and network security group as the images with Intel® FPGA applications.

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