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Overview

The Men & Mice Suite offering in marketplace offers a simple wizard for deployment of the necessary components to get started.

Below there is a list of components that are installed and their main functions.

 

Men & Mice Centralis the central authentication server. It also serves as the meta-data storage engine, containing things such as zone history logs, user accounts and permissions, etc. You must have one copy on some server somewhere. It does not need to be installed on a DNS 
Men & Mice DNS Server Controlleris the DNS server agent. It usually sits on each DNS server machine and manages the DNS service on your behalf. In the case of cloud DNS services providers there should be a DNS server controller installed on the same machine as the central service.
Men & Mice DHCP Server Controller is the DHCP server agent. It sits on each DHCP server machine (or in case of the MS DHCP Server Controller, on any machine in the network) and manages the DHCP service on your behalf.
Men & Mice Web ApplicationIn version 9.1 of the Men & Mice Suite, a new Web Application for the Men & Mice Suite was introduced. The Web Application includes most day-to-day actions needed for DDI management.
  • For detailed information regarding the Men & Mice Web Application visit our knowledge base article on the matter.
Men & Mice Management Console

 is a thick client and one the main user interface of the Suite. You can install multiple copies, wherever it’s needed.

    • For detailed information regarding the Men & Mice Management Console visit our knowledge base article on the matter.
Azure SQL Server

used by the Men & Mice Central. The Men & Mice Suite will preform all the necessary setup for the database to be ready for use.



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The Azure Marketplace offering comes with 60 day trial keys for all components of the Men & Mice Suite. If you’d like to extend your trial or buy permanent license keys please contact sales@menandmice.com

Getting started

Finding the product in the Marketplace

  1. Open up your Azure Portal and in the search bar in at the top of the screen enter "Marketplace".
  2. Click the Marketplace option which should appear under services

  3. Enter the search term "Men & Mice Suite" click on the offering and there should open a sidebar to the right with a "Create" button.


Azure Marketplace Wizard

After pressing the create button you should be created by the Azure Marketplace Wizard for the Men & Mice Suite offering.

On the left hand side you can see the 7 steps required to be filled out before you can start your deployment.

 

 

  1. Basics (Information regarding subscription, resource group and location)

    1. Please select the subscription you wish the Azure Consumption of the deployment to be billed to.

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      You will only be charged for the Azure Consumption used by the deployment. The Azure Marketplace offering comes with trial keys for all components of the Men & Mice Suite.

    2. Please select an empty resource group or a create a new one
    3. Please select a region.

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      Latency will vary depending on the location of the deployment and the location of the endpoints that are intended to be managed within the Men & Mice

       


2. Virtual Machine Settings (User credentials, system specifications and storage accounts)

-When selecting Virtual Machine Size please consider the size of the environment you intend to manage.

                -For small environments we recommend D2s_v3
                        - Zones: fewer than 100, IP addresses: fewer than 5000, Subnets: fewer than 1000

                -For medium environments we recommend D4s_v3

                              - Zones: fewer than 1000, IP addresses: fewer than 50000, Subnets: fewer than 10000

                -For large environments we recommend D8s_v3

                              - Zones: Tens of thousands, IP addresses: Millions. Subnets: Hundreds of thousands

        -There is the option to use an existing storage account if customers have a centralized storage account used for VM diagnostics.

                -Select either a new or existing storage account

        -Input a username which will be used as the local administrator account for the VM which will be created.

                -There are some reserved words which cannot be used for the account name: "admin", "administrator", "user" for example.

        -Input a password which will be used as the password for the above mentioned local administrator account.

                -Password contain at least 12 characters, with at least one symbol and one number.


3. Network Settings (Virtual network, subnets, ports and DNS)

 

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