Today a customer came to me with the question if it would be possible to create your own Webworkers in Windows Azure Pack websites.
The reason for doing this is because they want customers within 1 subscription to be able to have 1 website in a “small” scale, and for example another in a “medium” scale.
With the default instances available this is not possible.
When you install Windows Azure Pack websites you get 2 compute modes: Shared, and Dedicated. You get 3 SKU modes: Free, Shared and Standard.
And these SKU modes have one or multiple worker Tiers.
Standard: Small, Medium and Large
So to be able to reach this goal we need to create dedicated SKU’s for new the existing tiers, or new tiers in new dedicated SKU’s.
After starting to look for some documentation I found there was not much available describing this, however when I started looking for commandlets I found the following:
get-command *sku* -Module websitesdev CommandType Name Version Source ----------- ---- ------- ------ Cmdlet Get-WebSitesSku 1.0 Websitesdev Cmdlet New-WebSitesSku 1.0 Websitesdev Cmdlet Remove-WebSitesSku 1.0 Websitesdev Cmdlet Set-WebSitesSku 1.0 Websitesdev
get-command *tier* -Module websitesdev CommandType Name Version Source ----------- ---- ------- ------ Cmdlet Get-WebSitesWorkerTier 1.0 Websitesdev Cmdlet New-WebSitesWorkerTier 1.0 Websitesdev Cmdlet Remove-WebSitesWorkerTier 1.0 Websitesdev Cmdlet Set-WebSitesWorkerTier 1.0 Websitesdev
After this, the next few steps were easy to create a new Workertier, and a new SKU.
New-WebSitesWorkerTier -Name "Custom-Small" -ComputeMode "Dedicated" -NumberOfCores '1' -description "Custom Small Tier" -MemorySize '2048' New-WebSitesSku -SkuName 'Custom' -ComputeMode 'Dedicated' -WorkerTiers 'Custom-Small'
Now I was able to add this new worker into my websites cloud, and use it in my Windows Azure Pack portal!