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Installing the latest Windows Azure Pack extensions

To view cost data from Cloud Cruiser Express in the Windows Azure Pack portals, you must install Cloud Cruiser extensions in the Windows Azure Pack Admin Site, Tenant Site, and Usage API computers. You might have already installed them as part of your Windows Azure Pack installation.

Cloud Cruiser periodically releases updates to these extensions to fix bugs and enhance functionality. If some time has elapsed between your installation of Windows Azure Pack and your current installation of Cloud Cruiser Express, you should make sure you have the latest versions of the extensions installed.

Deployment architecture

The Windows Azure Pack Admin Site, Tenant Site, and Usage API can be deployed on one, two, or three computers. The following diagram shows where to install Cloud Cruiser's Admin Site Extension and Tenant Site Extension in each of these deployment architectures.

Make sure your Windows Azure Pack data source points to the Usage API computer, not the Admin Site computer. Cloud Cruiser and Cloud Cruiser Express collect data from the Usage API.

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Installing

The following procedure installs a Windows Azure Pack extension. Perform it on the appropriate computers according to your deployment architecture.

If one of these computers does not have Internet access, see the knowledge base article Installing Azure Pack extensions without Internet access.

To install the latest extensions for Windows Azure Pack

  1. On your Windows Azure Pack Admin Site computer, launch the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.
  2. Click the Products category and then use the navigation or search controls to find these extensions:
    • Cloud Cruiser for Windows Azure Pack: Admin Site Extension
    • Cloud Cruiser for Windows Azure Pack: Tenant Site Extension
  3. For each extension, look at the Install column. If it shows Installed, you already have the latest version installed, and if both are installed you are finished with this procedure. Otherwise, click Add to add the extension to the installation queue.
  4. Click Install and follow the prompts in the installer to install the extensions.
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