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Orchard Deployment with Azure accelerator for web roles

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Sep 11, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Edited Sep 11, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Has anyone deployed Orchard to Windows Azure with "Accelerator for Web Roles"

It seems the normal pattern for the accelerator (which once set up let's you deploy to azure in seconds and easily put multiple applications on a single web role) requires you to publish a normal Mvc application (rather than a cloud services project.) I'm about to try the Azure version of Orchard and wondering if / how this ties in.

Feb 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Did you ever try this...? I am interested in pursuing the same thing, but thought I'd check before going too deep.

Feb 10, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Why would you use Web Accelerator as Orchard supports Azure out of the box ?

Feb 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM

About a year ago when I tried using Orchard on Azure, I had to jump through a bunch of hoops to get it working - especially in terms of things like adding modules, etc. I also had to use the source code download instead of just installing via WPI. As far as I could tell on the site, none of that has changed recently???

Otherwise, my hope is that I could "install" Orchard in a WebMatrix project and be up and running in 3 minutes.

Please let me know what I'm missing.

Thanks in advance!!!

Feb 20, 2012 at 2:53 PM
Edited Feb 20, 2012 at 2:59 PM

We use it here: Web accelerator allows you to deploy multiple sites on a single server through webdeploy. It can be useful ;) It works: Deploy the Azure web project through webdeploy to your azure webrole.

However, you shouldn't enable the warmup module: the constant updates of the AppData folder will trigger a lot of package invalidations, and therefore a lot of useless blob storage updates... And a constant stream of application restart if you are running multi instance.

Feb 20, 2012 at 4:56 PM

If you need ability to add modules in Azure deployment,, looks like thers is module for that: