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    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    should I have both files next to each others?
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    no, one is enough
    you have to specify that in the custom cspkg path
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    ok, if my package has remote desktop enabled I get
    (Validation Errors: Error validating the .cscfg file against the .csdef file. Severity:Error, message:The service configuration file does not provide a value for setting 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountEncryptedPassword' for role 'MBrace.Azure.WorkerRole'.,Error validating the .cscfg file against the .csdef file. Severity:Error, message:The service configuration file does not provide a value for setting 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountExpiration' for role 'MBrace.Azure.WorkerRole'.,Error validating the .cscfg file against the .csdef file. Severity:Error, message:The service configuration file does not provide a value for setting 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.AccountUsername' for role 'MBrace.Azure.WorkerRole'.,Error validating the .cscfg file against the .csdef file. Severity:Error, message:The service configuration file does not provide a value for setting 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.Enabled' for role 'MBrace.Azure.WorkerRole'.,Error validating the .cscfg file against the .csdef file. Severity:Error, message:The service configuration file does not provide a value for setting 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteForwarder.Enabled' for role 'MBrace.Azure.WorkerRole'.,Error validating the .cscfg file against the .csdef file. Severity:Error, message:The service configuration file does not provide a certificate identification information for certificate 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Plugins.RemoteAccess.PasswordEncryption' for role 'MBrace.Azure.WorkerRole'.)
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    hmmm, I'm not sure what is at fault there
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    I'm trying again without that option but with my tcp port still defined, I remember it worked but I could not connect to the process (that I deploy separately) via tcp
    my understanding is that with remote desktop enabled, it requires separate file containing the credentials
    mmmh I think I should manually upload the certificate, VS prompts me to do so if I deploy manually
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    wonder if it wouldn't require to extend https://github.com/mbraceproject/MBrace.Azure/blob/master/src/MBrace.Azure.Management/Compute.fs#L284 to work with remote desktop so I would be able to pass additional properties (mentionned in the error message)
    it would also require an option .pfx file and associated password to work (assuming it would add the certificate like it can be done in the classic console)
    I'm leaving idea of using remote desktop for now, and try to setup another cspkg with just my tcp port
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    ok
    why do you want to use remote desktop?
    I often just use mbrace to perform adminstrative stuff on my nodes
    processes run with admin rights so you can do whatever you want with the nodes' state
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    I don't really want it, although I was thinking to help me troubleshoot network setup issue I'm having (can't connect to tcp port I've opened) it would help to remote login
    I need each node of the cluster to have one tcp port open to outside the cluster/cloud service, ideally only accepting connections from a given host, but for now I'd like to have it work without restrictions, I've added a InputEndPoint
    <InputEndpoint name="MyEndPoint" protocol="tcp" port="22222" />
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    ok found a way to remote into the default cspkg, in classic portal, you can add the option after the instances are deployed, now I think my main problem is making the machines part of network security group that my main machine is in
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    is there a plan to move mbrace.azure to most recent azure APIs (https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-net), I intend to use those bits in my .net codebase and it is confusing to have all those Microsoft.WindowsAzure.* + Microsoft.Azure dependencies
    I'm slowly figuring things out on all the bits I need to use and the azure development story is a bumpy ride (took me very long to find what is most recent SDK bits, but almost no documentation for it), departing from "complete azure newbie" involves lots of tedious searches in a jungle of APIs, outdated blog posts, msdn doc lagging a lot in showing the current SDK, and frustrating trial/errors to setup authorizations (need to setup classic AD for using most of that azure-sdk-for-net stuff)
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    also adding all references I need to F# is getting me closer and closer to Microsoft/visualfsharp#838
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    I'm using mbrace to run few processes (.exe that are deployed from a computation), I'd like to know a recommended (or easy) approach to capture console output (that I know how to do) and stream all output to the main mbrace script as it comes out from each machine
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    created mbrace channel on https://azured.slack.com/archives/mbrace
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    is there a way to provision a mbrace cluster with heterogenous machine sizes? I'm trying to optimize for workload where I know total number of cores that I need, if I need 100 cores, it will provision 3 machines with 32 cores and one with 4 cores
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    You mean targetting WindowsAzure.Storage packages above version 4?
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    Regarding the heterogenous cluster, it's really what the azure cloud service allows you. But you could still make two cloud services of different sizes be part of the same azure cluster. Just specify the same storage/service bus connections strings for both
    and they will be seeing eachother
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    Hi @eiriktsarpalis regarding Azure SDK versions, I believe all "WindowsAzure" dependencies are going to be deprecated by new bits (https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-net), I believe for all the aspects which are exposed under new assemblies (probably storage / Service bus as you mention, but maybe other as well) we should try to favor those.
    thanks for explaination about connection strings / making heterogenous cluster, it makes sense, I'm not yet acquainted with the underlying machinery MBrace uses to "make it happen" :)
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    ok, are those found in nuget?
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    yes, Microsoft.Azure.Management.Compute
    Microsoft.Azure.Management.Sql are some I'm using, but there are others for servicebus etc.
    I'm currently working with pre-release packages because stuff is being added actively just to make sure I don't go and implement my own rest client if something is being handled in their new SDK
    right now (not mbrace related) I can't manage classic VM with the new SDK (and with old SDK, there is nothing too, I need to send handcrafted HTTP Requests)
    if MBrace can migrate away from azure "classic" services wherever it is possible, I think it will now be possible to leverage their better SDK
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    Eirik Tsarpalis
    @eiriktsarpalis
    Microsoft.Azure.Management libraries I think are restricted to administration of connection strings and other cloud resources
    which is separate to the function of WindowsAzure.* libraries
    MBrace.Azure uses WindowsAzure.* libraries
    MBrace.Azure.Management uses the latter
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    I'm still trying to make the virtualnetwork configuration work from my custom .cspkg, I noticed that when I create a cloud service from classic azure portal, it would ask for both .cspkg and .cscfg files, so I suspect that somehow mbrace should accept both those files instead of just .cspkg
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    https://github.com/mbraceproject/MBrace.Azure/blob/master/src/MBrace.Azure.Management/Compute.fs#L202 This is called even when I give a cspkg, and it would conflict with the custom configuration I intend to pass (which has a NetworkConfiguration section)
    the service definition is honored (since it ends in the .cspkg) but my custom configuration can't be passed
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    should I add a optional parameter to SubscriptionManager.ProvisionAsync which looks like buildMBraceConfig signature? I could pass my own function instead
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper

    bingo, with a patched version of MBrace.Azure.Management, I succeeded setting up the cloud service in my virtual network:

    smoothdeveloper/MBrace.Azure@084e5db

    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    mbraceproject/MBrace.Azure#155
    Viktor Schepik
    @vschep
    Hi! I really like the demos of MBrace.Azure but I need some help to get it running. I got some exceptions when running the StarterKit and created an issue. Perhaps somebody could help? mbraceproject/MBrace.StarterKit#89
    Gauthier Segay
    @smoothdeveloper
    @vschep just added attempt at troubleshooting your issue
    Viktor Schepik
    @vschep
    @smoothdeveloper just saw it. Awesome! I will try what you recommended right now.