Create a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

One of the functionalities of Microsoft Azure is to work as a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform where virtual machines can be created and hosted. In this post we will look at how to create virtual machines in Azure.

Sign in to https://portal.azure.com with your credential which has a Microsoft Azure subscription tied on to.

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Click on Virtual Machines and click on Add

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Select the type of virtual machine that needs to be created. In this case I will select a Windows based machine

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Select the version of Windows. I will be selecting Windows 10

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You can select a deployment model whether it would be managed by Resource Manager (VM v2) or Classic (VM v1) and click Create.

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Fill in the relevant details and click OK

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Select the machine size. You can view the pricing information from the same screen and click select.

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Optional settings are to be selected and click OK

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Verify the summary and click OK to create the Virtual Machine

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The deployment will start and the dashboard will display the progress

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By clicking the virtual machines link the status can be viewed of the machines that is being created

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To connect to the machine that is created, click on the machine name to view the detail page and click on connect

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The Virtual machine will be connected through remote desktop connection

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Once connected the machine can be accessed

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