Azure hosts its datacenters in 140 countries which offers a lot of advantageous options to its customers with its blob storage and CDN services. These advantages include low latency for content delivery, improved data redundancy by replicating data across different regions, zones and geo-locations etc. Azure also provides scalability and performance targets, backup, disaster recovery options and much more.

Customers can configure VIDIZMO with their existing Azure storage account or create a new one. 

Setup Wizard allows you to initially set up your Portal's Storage Provider, Transcoder and SMTP settings for a seamless user experience through out the application usage. It takes you through a series of easily configurable steps to help set up the system.

To learn more about Setup Wizard, see: Understanding Setup Wizard.


Administrators and Managers are allowed to configure Storage, Transcoding and SMTP Settings using Setup Wizard in a Portal.

1. From the Portal's Homepage

i. Click on the navigation menu on the top left of your screen.

ii. Expand Admin tab.

iii Click on Control Panel.

2. From the Manage Portal navigation pane in Control Panel:

i. Select Setup Wizard.

ii. Click on Run Wizard Again.

Note: VIDIZMO provides a set of default configuration for your Storage, Transcoding and SMTP Settings which can be overriden via Setup Wizard due to evolving business requirements. Furthermore, apart from the possible configurations, VIDIZMO also offers the flexibility of choosing any other Storage Providers or Transcoders that the organization may want to configure their application with. 

3.  From the Configuration tab:

i. Select the Azure to configure it as your VIDIZMO Storage for your system, from a list of available options in the drop-down.

ii. Select AMS Standard Encoder to configure it as your Encoder for your system, from a list of available options in the drop-down.

iii. Click Next to proceed to the next tab.

4. From the Storage tab:

i. Select Global as Subscription Type

ii. Copy the ID of your account on Azure as Login ID

iii. Enter the Password of your account on Azure

iv. Enter the ID of your subscription package in Azure as Subscription ID

v. Enter the name of your storage account in Azure as Storage Name. This name must be globally unique.

vi. Enter the name of the resource group where you will organize your storage and AMS together as Resource Group Name. This name must be globally unique.

vii. Select the physical location for your Azure servers form a list of available options in the drop-down as Location.

viii. Select Standard_GRS as your Storage Type. Having Geo-Redundant Storage enabled, your data is durable even in the case of a complete regional outage or a disaster in which the primary region isn't recoverable.

ix. Select the Standard_Verizon as your CDN SKU Profile configured on your Azure CDN Account with various privileges associated with each account.

x. Enter the name of Media Service to be configured on your Azure Account as Media Service Name. The name has to be globally unique.

xi. Enter the number of Encoding Units which sets the number of concurrent jobs you wish to run.

xii. Select Standard S2 as Encoding Unit Type which corresponds to certain configuration settings in AMS for encoding.

xiii. Disable Enable DRM. This option enables Digital Rights Management systems such as Microsoft PlayReady, Google Widevine or Apple FairPlay etc on uploaded media. To learn more about how to enable DRM, see: How to Enable DRM in Portal.

xiii. Click Next to proceed to the next tab.

5. From the Transcoder tab:

i. Enter the Description of the Transcoder.

ii. Enter Scale Units to add more units to to scale your deployment.

iii. Check Enable CDN to enable Azure Content Delivery Network.

iv. Enter Cache in Sec that defines the number of seconds for caching content on edge nodes. To learn more about edge nodes, see: Understanding VIDIZMO ECDN

v. Uncheck Migrate Content. It is used to migrate data from one Storage Provider to another.

vi. Click Next to proceed to the next tab. 

6. From the SMTP tab:

i. Uncheck the option at the bottom "I do not want to change SMTP settings right now". Before you perform this, all fields will be locked for editing.

ii. Enter the corporate SMTP Server that you have configured for your organization.

iii. Provide the Port used in your corporate email server. In the example below, the port 587 is used. Some commonly used ports are:>SMTP - port 25 or 2525 or 587

Secure SMTP (SSL / TLS) - port 465 or 25 or 587, 2526 (Elastic Email). You can Enable SSL via checkbox if your mail server is configured to use SSL.

iv. Provide the email address in Sender's Email Address of the account that will be used to relay email messages.

v. & vi. Enter the Password for your account and re-enter it in Confirm Password

vii. Enter the email address from which to send the email in From.

viii. Enter the email address of any additional person you want to stay updated with the Email in CC.

ix. Enter the email address of any additional person you want to send the Blind copy of the email in BCC.

x. Enter the email that the receiver can send back a reply to in Reply To.

xi. Choose the level of Priority of emails in terms of importance and urgency of delivery.

xii. Click Done to run the setup Wizard based on the settings configured.

A notification will appear briefly stating: Setup Wizard Started Successfully.

Note: You can track the progress of the Setup Wizard with respect to Storage, Transcoder and SMTP configuration via Workflows. To learn more about it, see: How to View Workflows.

Roles and Permissions

  • Administrators and Managers are allowed to configure Storage, Transcoding and SMTP Settings using Setup Wizard in a Portal.