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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Creating a Microsoft Azure virtual machine

Creating new Microsoft Azure virtual machines is a relatively easy process. We will first select a virtual machine image to use and then create the virtual machine.

Selecting a virtual machine image

As creating new virtual machine images or templates is outside the scope of this book, we are going to work with the existing images provided by Microsoft Azure to create a virtual machine. To retrieve a list of available virtual machine images, we will use the following steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Azure PowerShell from the Start menu and connect it to an Azure subscription.

    Note

    We must first be connected to Azure in order to create and manage virtual machines. If not connected to Azure, refer to the Connecting to a ...

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