Publish a Solution Template HOL
Lab walkthrough of publishing a Solution Template Offer
The Azure Apps offer is used to deploy and transact a more complex solution than a single VM. Azure Apps offers can only be listed in Azure Marketplace, not AppSource.
The Azure Apps offer has two distinct flavours; solution template and managed application.
The solution template offer is a collection of Azure resources described by an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template which will be deployed into the customer subscription. It is not directly transact-capable but it can deploy VM offers which are transactable.
The managed app offer is a collection of Azure resources described by an ARM template deployed into the customer subscription to be operated as a managed service.
In this lab we will focus on the Solution Template flavour of Azure Application offer.
When a customer ‘purchases’ a Solution Template offer, resources will be deployed into the customer’s Azure subscription. As a consequence, Solution Template offers can only be published in Azure Marketplace (not AppSource).
Solution Template offers do not directly support the Transact listing type. They represent a deployment mechanism for customers to deploy a solution into their subscription. However, Solution Template offers can reference other transactable offers (specifically VM Offers). In this way it is possible for a Solution Template offer to be transactable. This must be made clear in the listing.
- Plan an Azure Application offer for the commercial marketplace
- Plan a solution template for an Azure application offer
Pre-requisites and overview.
Create ARM Template
Create an ARM template for publishing to the commercial marketplace.
Validate ARM Template
Validate the ARM template.
Create UI Definition
Create and test a UI definition file.
Create a deployment package for an Azure Application offer.
Create the listing in Partner Center and publish the offer.