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Do I need a gateway with xml files on an Azure VM

Hi,

I have copied a map with xml files from a server to my local machine.

The data is placed in on c:\data\organization\xml

Created PowerBi report and published it to the PBI Service.

 

Now I don't want to use the old server anymore and created a VM on Azure.

So copy the files to same map on VM c:\data\organization\xml

 

1. Do I still need a gateway since this VM is also on Azure?

2. If not. How to "tell" PBI service to find the files on VM c:\data\organization\xml and refresh them?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

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You could still place the XML results onto the SharePoint. Power BI doesn't need to know that you have a Windows server doing the processing.

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lbendlin
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You will need some type of internet protocol to access your data. For example you could run a HTTPS server on your VM (which s would bring its own set of troubles as you potentially would need to manage dynamic DNS)

 

Why not just place the files onto a OneDrive/Sharepoint? 

Hi thanks for your reply

 

Uhhhm SP or Onedrive? Then I need to configure that on the AzureVM?

 

Isn't a gateway easier then?

 

Don't know, just thinking

You would need neither the Azure VM nor a gateway. Just OneDrive (or Sharepoint - they are technically the same thing)

Ah Ok, I understand.

Forgot to tell that I need a windows server which runs a program.

That program will refresh the xml files periodically.

So thats why I choosed a Azure VM....

 

You could still place the XML results onto the SharePoint. Power BI doesn't need to know that you have a Windows server doing the processing.

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