...by Daniel Szego
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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Leonardo da Vinci

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Deploying a Consortium Blockchain with Azure Blockchain, a Service step by step approach

So let we create an Ethereum consortium Blockchain solutions by Azure. It means practically either clicking together the solution on the Azure portal or initializing the creation by powershell. Let we see how it looks like on the Azure portal. 

01. The first thing to is to search for the either the Ethereum or the Blockchain templates them-self. There are 10 pieces of them, we want to use the first one "Ethereum Consortium Blockchain".


02. We can find a brief summarizing about the Ethereum Consortium Blockchain solution under the following link. The configuration itself is carried out in three major steps, as a first step we have to define basic parameters like resource groups, authentication, location, or subscription. 



03. The next part is the structure of the network, we can configure here parameters like number of consortium members, number of mining nodes for a consortium member, number of transaction nodes, that are practical gateways of the users to produce transactions. For all nodes, there is a possibility choose the choose the size of the virtual machines and the redundancy of the storage.   


04. Last but not least, Ethereum node ID has to be set, it defines the common ID of the network, practically only nodes with the same ID can communicate with each other. On top password of the default Ethereum account and passphrase of the private key generation must be defined. 


05. If everything correctly set, the general terms must be accepted and the consortium blokchcain starts to be being deployed. 



06. If everything was working without errors, the consortium Blockchain has been created. 


07. You find under deployment / Microsoft.Azure.Blockchain ... both the link for the Admin site and for RPC endpoints as well.