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Dinesh-Sajwan

Dinesh.Sajwan

9/3/2015 2:51:09 PM
Hi,

We want to deploy Monox on windows azure on Platform As a Service i.e Using Web Roles and SQL Azure.
For this i believe we have to do two things
1. Moving Session State from inproc to Azure Managed Cache(outproc)
2. Moving File Storage from Local to Azure Blob Storage

Please guide me how to achieve this.

i have already read these two articles.
http://monox.mono-software.com/Blog/post/Mono/202/Running-MonoX-on-Azure/
http://monox.mono-software.com/Blog/post/Mono/232/Simple-Azure-Cache-Provider-for-Monox/

Regards
Sumit
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khorvat

khorvat

9/3/2015 3:26:34 PM
We can help you with transition to Azure but please let us know what kind of issues do you have ?
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Dinesh-Sajwan

Dinesh.Sajwan

9/3/2015 5:17:47 PM
Thanks,

What all changes i have to do in the application for implementing Session State and Blob Storage...

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Sumit
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khorvat

khorvat

9/4/2015 8:25:30 AM
Hi,

you only need to change the web.config settings and use the appropriate providers, you will need to choose what provider to use and here are some options you have

Session
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/web-sites-dotnet-session-state-caching/
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/gg185668.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
https://github.com/Azure/aspnet-redis-providers

Cache
Change the default provider to Azure Cache or you can build Redis Cache provider using 
https://github.com/StackExchange/StackExchange.Redis
https://www.nuget.org/packages/StackExchange.Redis/
by following cache provider samples on our GitHub pages 
https://github.com/MonoSoftware/MonoX-AppFabric-CacheProvider

<Cache defaultProvider="AspNetCacheProvider" defaultSystemCacheDuration="3600" defaultWebPartCacheDuration="0">
  <providers>
    <add name="AspNetCacheProvider" type="MonoSoftware.MonoX.Caching.AspNetCacheProvider, MonoX" />
  </providers>
</Cache>

File Storage should be changed to "AzureFileSystemContentProvider"

<FileContent defaultProvider="AzureFileSystemContentProvider">
  <providers>
    <add name="AzureFileSystemContentProvider" type="MonoSoftware.MonoX.FileSystem.AzureFileSystemContentProvider, MonoX" containerName="your-container-name" accountName="your-account-name" accountKey="your-account-key" urlFormat="{0}.blob.core.windows.net" />
  </providers>
</FileContent>

That should be it, if you run into problems get back to us.

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khorvat

khorvat

9/4/2015 8:27:31 AM
You can also follow this article to build a cache provider if you need a custom one
http://monox.mono-software.com/Blog/post/Mono/232/Simple-Azure-Cache-Provider-for-Monox/

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Dinesh-Sajwan

Dinesh.Sajwan

9/15/2015 6:39:06 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the support.

Session State: 
Have implemented Redis Cache for Session management in the portal but had to upgrade the portal framework to 4.5 as 4.0 has some issues as far in nuget package...

Was unable to resolve the issue so upgraded only portal project to 4.5. hope this is not a problem..
can u help me in this, i dont want to upgrade the project and still want to use redis cache...
Error: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Threading.Tasks, Version=2.6.10.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)

Check this link https://github.com/StackExchange/StackExchange.Redis/issues/96 

File Storage:
Also changed default file provider to AzureFileSystemContentProvider....now files are getting created in my storage account but the files uploaded are shown as locked... see the attached snapshot..

Cache:
i have not started this yet as i am not very clear what to do. please guide me in this.

i have not hosted the app yet in azure and testing locally on my mac.

Please help me in this... 
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Sumit
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