Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service offering virtual machines.
To access such virutal machine - the service uses the same protocol as used for XPVS Server, Terminal Server, RDSH --> RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)
Well ... basically it is a remote connection you are starting to access that virtual server.
If "Remote Desktop Service" (RDP) is not available for what ever reason - there is no access to that server.
- XPVS Server License is invalid (for example the MacAddress changes after the reboot)
- Updates conflict with the installed version of XPVS Server
- Remote Desktop Service crashes or is not started (also various reasons)
And as there is no "console " session possilbe - like in Hyper-V, VmWare, Proxmox ... etc.
there is no chance to connect to the machine and repair the configuration, settings, update the software, reactivate the license, etc.
We do not recommend that plattform to virutalize server with XPVS Server installed .
But there are some management tools like Openssh to access the server. For further information please contact Thinstuff Support (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tags: Azure, cloud computing, RDP, virtualization, virtual machine