Getting Started with Zadara and Azure




Getting Started with Zadara and Azure

This document describes how to use ExpressRoute to connect Azure to a Zadara VPSA.


This document is designed for an audience with a basic familiarity of Azure and PowerShell.


It will take most administrators about an hour to complete the steps.


The Process

  • Contact Zadara Support
  • Install PowerShell
    • Configure PowerShell
  • Configure routing for virtual network
  • Configure your Virtual Network and Gateway
  • Link your network to a circuit

Contact Zadara Support -

Send an email to with the name of your VPSA and request details for connecting to Azure. Zadara support will reply with the information you need to complete the process.

Install and configure PowerShell -

Get PowerShell with the Azure modules here.

Connect the PowerShell install to your Azure subscription by opening the PowerShell console and running -

“Add-AzureAccount” and providing your Azure username and password.

Import the PowerShell modules for ExpressRoute by running -

“Import-Module ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\PowerShell\ServiceManagement\Azure\Azure.psd1’”"


“Import-Module ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Azure\PowerShell\ServiceManagement\Azure\ExpressRoute\ExpressRoute.psd1’ ”

Configure Routing for Virtual Network -

From the email Zadara Support sent you retrieve the ServiceKey, PrimaryPeerSubnet, SecondaryPeerSubnet, PeerAsn and VlanId. Run the following command -

“New-AzureBGPPeering -ServiceKey $ServiceKey -PrimaryPeerSubnet $PriSN -SecondaryPeerSubnet $SecSN -PeerAsn $ASN -VlanId $VLAN –AccessType Private”

Configure your Virtual Network and Gateway -

Follow the directions here to Configure your Virtual Network and Gateway.

Note the name of the Virtual Network you create, you will need it in the next step.

Contact Zadara support if you need assistance.

Link Your Network to a Circuit -

Using the PowerShell console again run -

“New-AzureDedicatedCircuitLink -ServiceKey $ServiceKey -VNetName $Vnet”

to connect your ExpressRoute connection to your Virtual Network.

References -

Installing PowerShell

Configuring ExpressRoute

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