Windows Azure Virtual machine: Build your own SharePoint Server.

Posted: May 2, 2013 in Live in a Cloudy World, Windows Azure

Continuing on my previous blog posts here is one practical where you can start creating Windows Azure Virtual Machine, an image from the existing SharePoint Server. I chose SharePoint because it is a new image that has been added to the list of the images of Windows Azure Virtual Machine.

Now first of all go to your Windows Azure Portal and sign in.

Now let’s create new Virtual Machine as shown in the following image, we just create on the “New Button”, choose the “Virtual Machine” and “create from gallery”.

Now you will see a lot of images that you can create the disk from them. (Disks Vs. Images) In the following example we will go creating SharePoint 2013 Trial as shown in the picture.

The next steps is just simply like the Wizard, you will have to give the Virtual Machine a name, choose its size (as we are working with SharePoint we will choose the A6 VM Size). After that we will enter the administrator credentials that we are willing to use later on to log in to our Virtual Machine.

The next step is to provide the required DNS Name, we will leave the storage account as it is. (Creating new Storage Account for it)

We will skip the last step the number 4 and we will click next.

After that we will find the SharePoint Server is being initializing and created, now it is just a matter of time to have the Virtual Machine created on Windows Azure, it will only take several minutes.

After the Virtual Machine is being created, we can go to its Dashboard, you will find the Connect button at the bottom of the page, if you click on it, a file will be downloaded to allow you for the RDP.

If you open the downloaded file you will have to enter the credentials previously entered while creating the Virtual Machine

Click on the Connect button.

Enter the required credentials now under the Administrator but with your username and password.

The last issue is to make sure that you allow the connection and the remote desktop to be done.

And Congratulations you have now access on the Virtual Machine created on Windows Azure.

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