Recently i got a project which need me to deploy on a cloud infrastructure. After spending some time finding the right cloud provider, finally i choose Microsoft’s product Windows Azure. According to Wikipedia, Windows Azure is a Microsoft cloud computing platform used to build, host and scale web applications through Microsoft data centers.
Actually, i was a little suprised because Microsoft provided Ubuntu Server images for its VM OS selection. I tought the only OS available for Mcrosoft’s cloud platform would be from windows server family.
Next is selecting your VM name, username and password, and your virtual machine’s size, For this example, im trying a small size server.
Next is connect to your Ubuntu via SSH, and start downloading apache tomcat using this command.
sudo apt-get install tomcat7
It will install Apache Tomcat 7, and start your tomcat using this command,
sudo services tomcat7 start
check whether your Tomcat’s port (8080) has opened yet or not,
netstat -aon | grep 8080
After youve add your endpoint, it’s time to test your tomcat server. Try accessing your public virtual ip address via browser and see whether your Tomcat Server is ready. 😉