Creating Azure Virtual Machines Using PowerShell

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this lab, we walk through using Azure PowerShell to create a virtual machine. This beginner-level hands-on lab covers several concepts, including the following.

* Creating an Azure virtual machine with PowerShell.
* Obtaining the public IP address of the virtual machine.
* Logging into the virtual machine via remote desktop.

This hands-on lab uses the Azure Cloud Shell, so there’s no need to install any software. This way it’s possible to follow along at work or home using the web browser.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Virtual Machine

Create a virtual network using Azure PowerShell and the following settings:

  • Resource group: Existing resource group
  • Name: TestVM
  • Virtual network: MyVnet
  • Security group: MySecurityGroup
  • Subnet: MySubnet
  • Public IP address: MyPubIP
  • Open ports: 80, 3389

Use the following instructions as a guide. Refer to the video for complete steps.

Note: The resource group has already been created for you.

  1. Log in to the Azure Portal using the provided credentials.
  2. Navigate to the Cloud Shell, using the >_ icon in the toolbar.
  3. Use PowerShell in the Cloud Shell.
  4. Identify the existing resource group with Get-AzResourceGroup.
  5. Create the virtual machine with New-AzVm.
Obtain the Public IP Address

Obtain the public IP address of the new virtual machine.

  1. Get the public IP address using Get-AzPublicIPAddress.

Additional Resources

Please go ahead and log in to the live Azure hands-on lab environment using the credentials provided.

NOTE: Use West US as the region for any created resources, including the configuration of the Cloud Shell.

The following information will help throughout this hands-on lab:

  • This lab uses the Cloud Shell within the Azure Portal, but Azure PowerShell will work for users who have it installed.

  • Once familiar with the process, consider completing the lab using the steps first. Then use the videos to verify the solution. The videos contain the complete commands.

  • If necessary, expand the objectives to see more information on the tasks this lab undertakes.

  • To view the diagram, access this using the Diagram button on the upper-right-hand side of this hands-on lab.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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