How to install Buddy Enterprise on Azure
This tutorial will show you how to configure a virtual machine on Azure and use it to host Buddy Enterprise installation.
Launch new Azure VM
Create a new VM with these settings:
- Ubuntu 16.04
- 20 GB of space
- 4 GB RAM
If you haven't configured virtual machine on Azure before, this tutorial will walk you through the process.
NOTE: If you're planning to run heavy workloads on your instance we recommend assigning at least 8GB of RAM. You can read more about the system requirements of Buddy Enterprise here.
Set up Buddy on Azure
Connect to your Azure VM with SSH and follow the instructions below.
Install Docker Engine
Run the following commands in the listed sequence:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https ca-certificates
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://p80.pool.sks-keyservers.net:80 --recv-keys 58118E89F3A912897C070ADBF76221572C52609D
echo "deb https://apt.dockerproject.org/repo ubuntu-xenial main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/docker.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install docker-engine
Install Docker Compose
- Once Docker Engine is installed, download the most recent Docker Compose using curl from the Docker Compose release page.
If you get a “Permission denied” error, your
/usr/local/bindirectory probably isn’t writable and you’ll need to install Compose as the superuser. Run
sudo -i, then the two commands below, then exit.
The following is an example command illustrating the format:
curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.12.0/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
After executing the curl command apply executable permissions to the binary:
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
Install Buddy Enterprise
Run the following in the terminal:
curl -sSL https://get.buddy.works | sh && sudo buddy install
This command will download 2GB of Docker image. If you are having any trouble with the download, please contact us for assistance.
During installation you will be asked to provide a port for Git SSH connections. Make sure to remember it as you'll have to open it on the VM in the next step.
By default Buddy installs in your HOME directory. You can change the storage path for databases, repositories, and settings in the configuration settings
Set up ports on Azure
While installing Buddy you will be asked to provide a new Git SSH port (the default 22 is reserved by Azure). This port must be manually opened on the VM for the incoming traffic, along with HTTP and HTTPS:
Go to the VM with your Buddy Enterprise installation and click the Public IP address setting → Associated to... → Network security group... → Inbound security rules
Add new rules with the three ports set on Buddy
- HTTP (80)
- HTTPS (443)
- Custom (the SSH port that you provided on installation)
Choose the Custom rule and enter the value of the SSH port that you set on Buddy. The same applies for HTTP and HTTPS: if you've changed their default value on Buddy, add Custom rules and enter the ports manually.
Save changes when ready
Update IP address of Buddy Enterprise
With the ports configured all that remains is updating the address of your Buddy Enterprise installation so that it points to Azure:
- Copy the public address of the VM with the installation
If Buddy Enterprise is running, halt it using
Go to the configuration settings by entering
- Go to
IP & ports
- Paste the IP address of the instance
- Hit enter to skip port configuration and restart Buddy to apply changes
Set up your workspace
Use the the updated URL to begin using Buddy on-premises.
Buddy Enterprise uses a self-signed certificate for SSL. You may see a warning about this upon accessing your workspace for the first time. There's nothing to worry about: you can safely proceed to the website.
Provide the details of your first workspace:
You've just successfully installed and configured Buddy Enterprise on your own server. Make sure to check out our guides for inspiration and some good practice that will help you get started.
Good luck in your ventures!
The Buddy Team