The Men & Mice Suite offering in the Azure Marketplace offers a simple wizard for deployment of the necessary components to get started. The diagram below depicts the steps needed to perform the deployment. See Azure Marketplace Wizard for details on each step.
Below is a list of the components that are installed and a description of their main functions.
|Men & Mice Central||The main Men & Mice component. 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 server.|
|Men & Mice DNS Server Controller||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||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 Application||In 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 see the Men and Mice Web Application Guide.
|Men & Mice Management Console|
A thick client and one of the main user interfaces of the Men & Mice Suite. You can install multiple copies, wherever it’s needed.
For detailed information regarding the Men & Mice Management Console see the documentation for the Management Console.
|Azure SQL Server|
The database backend for the Men & Mice Central. The Men & Mice Suite will preform all the necessary setup for the database to be ready for use.
The Azure Marketplace offering comes with 60 day trial keys for all components of the Men & Mice Suite. If you would like to extend your trial or buy permanent license keys please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 stepped through before the deployment can be started.
Information regarding subscription, resource group and location
Please select the subscription you wish the Azure Consumption of the deployment to be billed to.
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.
Please select a region.
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
User credentials, system specifications and storage accounts
When selecting Virtual Machine Size please consider the size of the environment you intend to manage.
The following describes our recommendations regarding virtual machine size.
|DNS Zones||IP Addresses||Subnets||Virtual machine size|
|< 100||< 5000||< 1000||D2s_v3|
|< 1000||< 50000||< 10000||D4s_v3|
|Tens of thousands||Millions||Hundreds of thousands||D8s_v3|
Virtual network, subnets, ports and DNS
If the customer has extended their on-premise Active Directory to the Azure cloud then there is the option of joining the VM to the domain.
To join an Active Directory domain, the selected Virtual Network must be able to communicate with the respective domain controller.
Determines the speed and capacity of the created database.