If you plan to start with Microsoft Azure Cloud, nothing could be better than launching your first Azure virtual machine (VM). Azure VMs are hosted on hypervisors, where you can customize all software, such as operating systems (OS), configurations, and so on,
In this tutorial, you will learn how to launch your first Azure VM via Azure Cloud Shell and Azure Portal.
Read on and start your journey to cloud computing!
This tutorial comprises step-by-step instructions. To follow along, be sure you have the following in place:
- An Azure account with an active subscription or an existing sandbox subscription will suffice.
- Azure CLI version 2.0.79 or newer installed — This tutorial uses the 2.42.0 version.
Activating the Azure Cloud Shell to Create an Azure VM
Azure offers VMs, one of several on-demand, scalable computing resources that improve operational efficiency. With Azure VMs, you can migrate business-critical workloads to Azure infrastructure without buying and maintaining the physical hardware that runs it.
When provisioning a resource on Azure Cloud, like a VM, you have two ways: Azure Cloud Shell CLI (Interfaces) and Azure Management Console (Explorer).
These interfaces allow you to work with Azure Services via the typical Azure Cloud Shell (Commander style). But in this example, you will use the Azure Cloud Shell first to launch your first instance in Azure Cloud, as follows:
1. Open your favorite web browser, and log in to Azure Portal.
2. Next, click the Cloud Shell icon (upper-right) to launch the Azure Cloud Shell, as shown below.