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Building Clouds with Windows Azure Pack by Amit Malik

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Chapter 9. Automation and Authentication – Service Management Automation and ADFS

In this chapter, we will be focusing on automating our Windows Azure Pack-based cloud solution. You will learn the installation and configuration of SMA (Service Management Automation). You will also learn to create, author, and manage runbooks and assets.

Along with automation, you will also learn about the authentication, which is using ADFS to authenticate for both management and tenant portal. The following topics are covered in this chapter:

  • SMA – overview and architecture
  • Planning the SMA infrastructure
  • Installing and configuring SMA
  • Dealing with SMA assets
  • Dealing with SMA runbooks
  • Enabling ADFS authentication for WAP portals

SMA – overview and architecture

SMA, a ...

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