Create a Virtual Machine in Windows Azure

What is Windows Azure?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform and infrastructure, created by Microsoft, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

What is a Virtual Machine?

A virtual machine (VM) is a software-based emulation of a computer. Virtual machines operate based on the computer architecture and functions of a real or hypothetical computer.

Steps to create a Virtual Machine in Azure

01. Login to your Azure account

02. When you login to the Azure Account you would see something similar to

03. Navigate to Virtual Machine in the left corner menu bar

You can see already created virtual machines.

04. In order to create a new virtual machine click “NEW” button in the left bottom corner

05. Fill the required information and press “CREATE A VIRTUAL MACHINE”

06. To start the virtual machine go to the created virtual machine then navigate to the Dashboard and press Connect which can be seen in the bottom

It will download an .rdp file as shown in the following image

07. Open .rdp file and click connect

08. Enter username and password which were given while creating the virtual machine.

09. In the certification window press yes in order to complete the connection

Finally you’ll be connected with the virtual machine as shown in the above image. 

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