This step-by-step guide shows how to create a virtual network in Windows Azure. You can then create and configure instances within it, allowing you to run multi-server migrations.
The following information will be required when creating a windows image and a Virtual Machine from an image:
- Resource Group Name - entered in step 2
- Network Name - entered in step 4
- Subnet Network Name - entered in step 4
- Storage Account Name - entered in step 5
- Go to https://portal.azure.com/
- Select Resource groups > Add and enter a Resource group name then Create
- Select New > Networking > Virtual Network, set ‘Select a deployment model to ‘Resource Manager’ and Create
- Give your network a Name, Address space, Subnet name, Subnet address range and select the Resource Group you created then Create
- Select Browse > type 'Storage Accounts'. Two items will be returned. Click 'Storage Accounts'. Click 'Add'. Give your storage a name, Select 'Premium' next to 'Performance' and select the Resource Group you created then Create
- Go to Virtual Machines > Add, select a Virtual Machine Type, select deployment model as Resource Manager and Create
- Configure basic details and select your Resource group
- Choose a Virtual Machine size, to meet recommended specs (we would recommend B8ms). Please be aware that not all sizes may be available in your region.
- If not already selected, select the Storage account, Virtual network and Subnet as the ones created earlier.
- After the final validation has completed. Click 'OK' to submit your Virtual Machine for deployment.
- You can now launch your Virtual Machine.
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