Run ASP.NET 5 (MVC 6) using .NET Core on IIS

I have just created a quick ASP.NET 5 MVC 6 app on Visual Studio.NET 2015 RC and would like it to run on my IIS web server on Windows 7.

Normally, when I create a website on IIS, I need to choose an Application Pool, either v2.0 or v4.0 Integrated.

Now because .NET Core comes with all its libraries as nuget packages, how can I run it on IIS? which application pool do I pick? how does this work?

asked May 7, 2015 in Asp.Net by rajesh
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To get the application to run on IIS:

Create a website under a v4.0 app pool.
Bundle/publish the application using dnu publish. This will create a self contained package that has the application, the runtime and all the dependencies. Change the runtime name to match the runtime of your choice.

 dnu publish --runtime dnx-coreclr-win-x86.1.0.0-beta5-11625
You can even pass --no-source if you don't want the application to be compiled from sources every time it starts.

Copy the bundle (from bin\output) under the website root.

Things that might go wrong:

The IIS bitness (32/64 bit) must match the bitness of coreclr.
If you don't copy the bundled website under the website root, make sure the account under which IIS runs can actually access the runtime folder.
answered May 7, 2015 by rajesh