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QoreStor 7.0.1 - Azure Deployment Guide

Creating the virtual machine

In the Azure user interface, complete the following steps.

On the Basics tab, enter the details described in the following table.


Select your Azure storage account from the drop-down list.

Resource group

Select a resource group from the drop-down. If you do not have a resource group or want to use a different group, click Create new.

For procedure instructions, consult Microsoft Azure documentation

Virtual machine name

Enter a name for the virtual machine that you want to create.


Select your Azure region from the drop-down list.

Availability options

Select No infrastructure redundancy required.


Select the QoreStor tier you want to use to create the virtual machine.

Azure Spot instance

Quest does not recommend selecting this option.


Select the Recommended by image publisher option.

Select Password, and then enter the following information:
Click Next.
On the Disks tab, keep the following default options:
OS Disk Type Premium SSD
Encryption Type Encryption-at-rest with a platform-managed key
Click Next: Networking.
NOTE: The QoreStor image supports accelerated networking. A pre-configured network security group is provided.

Virtual network

Select a network from the drop-down.

If you do not have a network established, or you want to use a different network than what appears in the drop-down list, click Create new.

For more information about creating a network, see Microsoft Azure documentation.


Select a subnet from the drop-down list.

Optionally, to configure your subnet options, click Manage subnet configuration.

For more information about managing subnet configurations, see Microsoft Azure documentation.

Public IP

Optionally, select a public IP for your virtual machine.

If you do not have a public IP, or you want to use a different IP than what appears in the drop-down list, click Create new.

For more information about creating an IP, see Microsoft Azure documentation.

NIC network security group

Select Advanced.

Configure network security group

Select a network security group from the drop-down list.

If you do not have an existing Network Security Group, or you want to use dedicated Network Security Group than what appears in the drop-down list, click Create new.

For more information about creating a Network Security group, see Microsoft Azure documentation.

Accelerated networking

Quest recommends selecting this option.

Place this virtual machine behind an existing load balancing solution?

Quest does not recommend selecting this option.

Click Next: Management.

NOTE: The default for the Boot diagnostics option is Disable, but this setting is not required.

Click Next: Advanced.
NOTE: You can find the connection string for your Azure Storage account in the Azure UI under Access Keys.
Click Next: Tags.
Click Review + Create.


Enter the name of the point of contact for the Azure account.

Preferred e-mail address

Enter the email address for the point of contact.

Preferred phone number

Enter the phone number for the point of contact.

Click Create.

Accessing and configuring the virtual machine

NOTE: If you recently created the virtual machine, it is recommended that you wait 3 or 4 minutes before you begin this procedure.

By default, the instance does not have the DNS name configured. To configure the DNS name, find the DNS name field in the Networking section, and then click Configure.
By default, Azure provides the <region> domain. Edit the options for the name based on your Public IP configuration, and then click Save.
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NOTE: The system prompts you for the connection string in secret.

Port usage

QoreStor uses certain ports for the services mentioned in the following table. The table also mentions the recommended network group settings (NSG) in Azure for each of the ports. Please refer to the next section for instructions on how to change the default/recommended NSG settings.

Component / Function

Ports used



Default Network Security Group setting in Azure




SSH uses port 22. We recommend keeping this port open to enable secure connections within and from outside the QS







80 is HTTP port and newer QoreStor releases no longer use it. Quest does not recommend exposing this port to a public network.

QS uses 5233 for HTTPS connections (and not 443). Since this connection is secure, the port remains open in default NSG settings for all incoming traffic.


5233: ENABLE

Object (S3)


Configuring Azure Network Security Group settings

The settings for enabling or disabling the Network Security Group (NSG) settings are available in Azure using the following instructions.

NOTE: Any modification to this NSG will change the default settlings recommended by QoreStor.
When opening an additional port, to add inbound rules for that specific port, click Inbound security rules on the left side, and then click the Add tab on the top side of the page.


Select an IP or an Azure NSG. If the port can be used from any external interface, select Any.

Source port ranges

Select a port range on the specified source. To select any range, select *.


Leave as the default selection, Any.


Leave as the default selection, Custom.

Destination port ranges

(Required) Enter 9000 for this port.


Select TCP.


Select Allow.


Select an appropriate priority.

The rules execute by priority, with the lowest number representing the highest priority. When selecting priorities, leave spaces between the numbers so that you can insert new priorities later.


Enter an appropriate name for this rule; for example, ObjectServer_9000, which highlights the port number and the functionality.

Add a description as needed.

Click Add.
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