Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

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12/30/2012 8:04:05 AM
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Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

As i am refering to Mojoportal setup into Window Azure, i am not able to find the steps where i need to create an application fabric for caching. When i was goggling, i noted there is a note mentioning there the caching in Window Azure preview doesn't support caching.

 

i would need to seek some advice here for installing the web roles for the mentioned sites.

12/30/2012 1:44:58 PM
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Re: Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

It sounds like you're looking for this:

http://www.mojoportal.com/create-windows-azure-appfabric-cache

12/31/2012 8:09:04 AM
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Re: Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

Hi IndigoTea,

i got the answer from Microsoft forum. It seem like the new Azure doens't support the caching yet and requested me to change it back to the old version or Azure portal.

Btw, may i know if the default mojoportal package uploaded for cloud service setup is defaulted to 2 instances? If yes, i need to plan my instance size accordingly.

 

1/3/2013 7:34:42 AM
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Re: Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

Hi All,

 

I've follow all the steps involved in setting up mojoportal in Azure. However, i got the message '

500 - Internal server error.
There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.

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after all the thing has been completed. The only thing i missout i skip was the hostkey setting. The url i was posting in window azure is http://mojoservice1.cloudapp.net/

 

please help.

1/3/2013 2:17:17 PM
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Re: Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

Hi,

The documentation for running mojoPortal on Azure is for the old Azure portal. Azure has changed a lot since then and I haven't had time to fully evaluate it recently and provide updated documentation for it.

I do see they have a new web sites feature and you can install the latest 2.3.9.4 version of mojoPortal there directly from the Web App Gallery. I just tested this myself and it worked very smoothly to get the site up and running. But I'm not sure yet whether it really works correctly, I'm need to evaluate it longer to find out some things. For example if I upload an image from the mojoPortal editor it gets stored on disk on a virtual machine, but I'm thinking it is not statefull, the vm will lose any files added from the web if it gets rebooted or swapped out for another instance. But I could be wrong, I've uploaded an image to see if it does persist or not but it may be a while before the machine is recycled since it is a shared hosting not a dedicated vm. So at this point I don't yet have advice on the best way to run mojoPortal in the latest Azure or whether it really works as it should installed in Azure Web Sites.

One way might be to use a high availability drive with multiple web roles mounting the drive and running the site from the files on the shared drive. That seems to be what they do it in the DnnAzureAccelerator, which is open source and could possibly be used/modified to install mojoPortal in a similar way.

500 is just a generic error, all server errors generate a 500 http response status code. In order to offer any help one would need to know the underlying error detail. 

Best,

Joe

1/3/2013 5:13:37 PM
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Re: Installing mojoportal into Window Azure

After more research it seems that Azure Web Sites does have persistent/statefull file system since you can connect and deploy to it by ftp. So at the moment I think the best way to install and run mojoPortal on Azure is to install it from the gallery as an Azure Web Site. It seems that they deprecated those Azure Accelerators, I guess since the new Web Sites feature does something similar.

Then you can download all the files by ftp and make customizations to user.config and web.config and then upload them again by ftp.  You will also be able to upgrade to future versions of mojoPortal the same as with traditional hosting by uploading the new files over ftp and then visit the setup page.

Hope that helps,

Joe

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