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Creating a Virtual Machine with an Azure Classic VM Lifecycle Policy

The Virtual Machines application allows you to create and customize your own virtual machine. Only you and your administrator can view the contents of your virtual machine.

Before You Begin

The user name and password that you create for the virtual machine on the User Details page must conform to Microsoft Azure Classic requirements, whether you are creating a Windows or Linux virtual machine:

Procedure

  1. Log into the Web Console.

    For instructions, see Accessing the Web Console.

  2. Click Virtual Machines.
  3. At the top-right of the page, click Create Virtual Machine.
  4. From the Select Virtual Machine Pool list, select the name of an Azure machine pool, and then click Next.

    If there is only one virtual machine pool available to you, you will not see this screen. In this case, the Name screen appears first.

  5. On the Name page, specify the name, description, expiration date, and number of your virtual machines.
    1. In the Name box, enter a name for the virtual machine.

      The name must follow the pattern displayed. If the pattern displayed is MyVM*, then your virtual machine name must consist of the characters, MyVM, followed by at least one additional character.

      For example: MyVMBob1

    2. In the Description box, type a description of the virtual machines.
    3. In the Extend up to box, select the date on which the virtual machines will expire.
    4. In the Number of VMs to create box, type the number of virtual machines that you want to create.

      If you are creating more than one virtual machine, each virtual machine will be created with the name that you specified and a number added to the end.

      For example, if you create three virtual machines named MyVMBob, the virtual machines will be named : MyVMBob1, MyVMBob2, and MyVMBob3.

    5. Click Next.
  6. On the Template page, select a template from the list, and then click Next.
  7. On the User Details page, create login credentials for your virtual machine.

    1. In the User Name box, type a login name.
    2. In the Password and Confirm Password boxes, type a login password.
    3. Click Next.
  8. On the Size page, select a size type to use for your virtual machine, and then click Next.

    Azure size types define the number of CPU cores, and memory size available for each virtual machine.

  9. On the Disks page, you can either view the disk size or configure the size of an additional disk:
    • If the VM Lifecycle Policy allows more than one disk, select Disk Two, and then enter a size in the box.

      The size of Disks One and Two cannot exceed the Max Disk Size.

    • If the VM Lifecycle Policy allows only one disk, you can only view the maximum disk size and the amount of available storage on the disk, but you cannot edit settings on the Disks page.
    • Click Next.
  10. Click Finish.

    Once the virtual machines are created, they appear in the My Virtual Machines list. The creation process might take some time to complete.

    An email that confirms the creation of your virtual machine is automatically sent to you. This e-mail contains your login credentials.

    Immediately after you create a new virtual machine, you cannot select it or run operations, such as Start and Stop, on it. If you log out of Web Console, and then log in again. You can then select and run operations on the newly created virtual machine.

What To Do Next

To further explore this feature's capabilities, read User Operations - VM Lifecycle Management.