Just finished writing my first ARM template that can deploy a set of VMs, where in one VM has an Apache and php installed with a sample website, and another VM with an installation of Neo4j which is accessible only to the first VM on a private port. The Sample website in the Apache node can echo out a message if it could get connected successfully.
The repo is yet to be merged with the Azure repo, but for now one can find it here https://github.com/brijrajsingh/azure-quickstart-templates/tree/master/101-lap-neo4j-ubuntu.
Lets discuss the construct of our ARM template, This is the folder structure of our ARM template
azuredeploy.json, azuredeploy.parameters.json, metadata.json and README.md are mandatory file for any template to be a valid ARM template, you can find the rules in the github repo here https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates#readmemd.
The installation of Apache, PHP and code to check connectivity as well as installation of Neo4J is done by the custom script extensions.
install-lap.sh – is the script to
- Install Apache
- Install php5
- Install Composer – Globally
- Write a Info.php file – to emit phpinfo()
- Write a file neo4jtest.php – which echo out ‘connected successfully’ if it can connect to the Neo4J VM on a static IP – 10.0.0.10
install-neo4j.sh – is the script to
- Add Neo4J to the packages source list
- Update apt-get
- Install Java 8 (Silently) – Neo4J needs JDK or JRE – as in Neo4J(J is Java)
- Install Neo4j
- Enable remote connectivity to Neo4J and restart Neo4j