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Lab 5 - Administering Your Customer’s Managed Applications#

This lab will take you through the process of administering Managed Applications your customer has purchased from you. When you are done you will have a feel for what it means to work with your customer's installed applications as a publisher.

Exercise 1 - Introducing Managed Application Center#

This exercise introduces the primary tool you will use for administering your customer's installations of your solution, Managed Applications Center.

  1. In the Azure portal, in the search box at the top of the page, enter Managed Applications Center and select it from the dropdown.

    πŸ—’οΈ Note this page allows access to tools to manage both Service Catalog-based applications and Marketplace applications.

  2. In the left hand menu, select Browse > Marketplace applications. You see a list of all the offers that have been purchased by your customers.
  3. Click the link AMA Workshop 01.
  4. Here you see a list of all customer purchases of your marketplace Managed Applications.

Exercise 2 - Working in your customer's Managed Resource Group#

Now you will perform some "maintenance" of your customer's solution in their Managed Resource Group.

  1. Next to the workshopapp2 Application name, click the link workshopapp2-mrg to the Managed Resource Group.
  2. Viewing the managed resource group contents, you see all the resources that were created by the ARM template.

    Because your user ID was set to the Owner of the Managed Application, you can perform operations inside this Managed Resource Group.

Managing a Virtual Machine#

  1. Click the link to the virtual machine.
  2. On the top menu, click the Stop button.
  3. Click the Ok button to confirm Stop.

    Because you are the owner of the Managed Application, the virtual machine stops.

Removing Resources#

  1. Go back to the workshopapp2-mrg Resource Group.
  2. Find the Storage account and select the checkbox next to it.
  3. In the top menu, click the Delete button.
  4. Type delete to confirm and then the Delete button at the bottom of the page.

    Because you are the owner of the Managed Application, the storage account is deleted.

Adding Resources#

  1. Go back to the workshopapp2-mrg Resource Group.
  2. Click the Create button on the top of the page.
  3. Type storage account in the search box.
  4. Click the Storage account > create link on the first page.
  5. On the Create Storage account page, enter the following.
  6. Under Project details
    1. Subscription: Your current subscription
    2. Resource group: workshopapp2-mrg
  7. Under Instance Details
    1. Storage account name: anything you choose
    2. Region: A Region near you
    3. Performance: Standard
    4. Redundancy: Locally Redundant Storage (LRS)
  8. Click the Review at the bottom of the page.
  9. Click the Create button at the bottom of the screen.
  10. After deployment, confirm the new storage account is in the Managed Resource Group.

Exercise 3 - Deleting a Managed Application as a publisher#

Here you will learn how easy it is to delete a customer's subscription, should you choose to for some reason, such as lack of payment.

  1. Open the Managed Applications Center.
  2. Go to Marketplace applications.
  3. Click the product that was purchased, AMA Workshop 1.
  4. Click the Application name, workshopapp2.
  5. In the top menu, click the Delete button.
  6. Click Yes to confirm the deletion. > Although it may take a couple of minutes, the Managed Application and its corresponding Managed Resource Group are deleted.


Congratulations, you have completed Lab 5. In this lab, you did the following.

  1. Learned about the Managed Applications Center inside the Azure portal.
  2. Deleted and created a resource within the customer's Managed Resource Group.
  3. Deleted a customer's Azure Managed Application.

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