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Instructions and files to host Sonar Qube on an Azure App Service without a container.
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This project is to facilitate hosting SonarQube in an Azure App Service directly. This does not require SonarQube to be in a Linux container. You can also use the same HttpPlatformHandlerStartup.ps1 and HttpPlatformHandler extension to host SonarQube in IIS on a hosted machine. This would eliminate the need for more complicated setup of IIS as a reverse proxy.

This project uses the embedded database. It is recommended for production to move to a proper database (MSSQL, Oracle, MySQL, Postgre) which can also be a hosted in Azure.

Deploy to Azure

Getting Started

Use the Deploy to Azure button above to deploy out an Azure App Service along with the additional files from this project. SonarQube may take up to 10 minutes to start the first time. This will deploy out a Basic (B1) App Service and have SQ use an in-memory database.

In-Depth Details

After the ARM template is deployed a deployment script is executed to copy the wwwroot folder from the repository folder to the App Service wwwroot folder. It also finds the most recent release of SonarQube to download and extract into the App Service wwwroot folder.

The runtime execution is made possible by the HttpPlatformHandler. This extension will start any executable and forward requests it receives onto the port defined in HTTP_PLATFORM_PORT environment variable. This port is randomly chosen at each invocation. A web.config file is used to tell the HttpPlatformHandler which file to execute and what parameters to pass along to the executing file.

In order to make this work the HttpPlatformHandlerStartup.ps1 script is executed by the HttpPlatformHandler. The script searches for the file and writes the port defined in the HTTP_PLATFORM_PORT environment variable to the properties file. It also writes the java.exe location to the wrapper.conf file. Finally it executes one of the StartSonar.bat file to start SonarQube.

Azure SQL

If you wish to switch SQ to use an Azure SQL database deploy out the database with a case-sensative collation (e.g. SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CS_AS) and update the file with entries similar to:

  • sonar.jdbc.url=jdbc:sqlserver://;database=DatabaseName;encrypt=true;
  • sonar.jdbc.username=SqlUserLogin
  • sonar.jdbc.password=SqlUserLoginPassword

Alternative Hosting Methods

Some alternative hosting methods are below with the relevant links.

Azure VM

Azure App Service with a Linux Container

Docker Image

IIS as a Reverse Proxy

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