Q96. Create and Configure SQL Database server in the Cloud?
Now, we will see how to create a new SQL Database server from the Windows Azure portal. When we say ‘new SQL Database server’ we mean new ‘virtual server’. Note that there is no concept of creating a physical server and we can create only a virtual server. When we create a virtual server, we are in fact creating an instance of SQL Database server in the Cloud. Under an instance of SQL Database, we can create any number of databases.
A prerequisite to create an instance of SQL Database server is that you must have a Windows Azure account. Using this Azure account, you can login to the Windows Azure portal and do the following steps.
Click NEW -> SQL Database and then click Custom Create. The New SQL Database Custom Create dialog box is displayed (shown below). In this dialog box, you can set:
Name : Enter SOMdb - Sales Order Management database as the database name.
Edition: Choose Web or Business depending on the size of your database.
Server: Select New SQL Database Server. When you select this option, another dialog box is displayed in which you can set the administrator login account details.
Login Name: Type in the name of the administrator. A new SQL server authentication login which has administrator permissions will be created with this name. Remember, there should be no spaces and the name cannot be a Windows user, nor should it be a Windows Live ID.
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