Create Linux Virtual Machine - Azure Portal

Ubuntu Server is the world's most popular Linux for cloud environments. Ubuntu Server is the perfect virtual machine (VM) platform for all workloads from web applications to NoSQL databases and Hadoop.

Deployment Models:

  • Classic: This model is supported by most existing Azure resources today. New resources added to Azure will not support this model.

  • Resource Manager: This is the newest deployment model for Azure resources. Most newer resources already support this deployment model and eventually all resources will.
  • PuTTY – free SSH or telnet client. Click here for setup

You will learn

  • How to Create Ubuntu Server
  • Deployment Models: Classic & Resource Manager
  • How to establish connection with Ubuntu Server
Create Ubuntu Virtual Machine

Step 1: Navigate to Azure Portal & sing in using Azure Subscription credentials.

Step 2: Click on New -> Compute -> Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS



Deployment Model: Classic

Enter Hostname, Username & Password


Also select Pricing Tier, Optional Configuration, Resource Group, Subscription & Location

Linux VM Settings

To connect with Linux VM you need to install any SSH Client. Here we are using PuTTY.

Enter Virtual IP address available on settings blade.


Enter VM login username & password




Deployment Model: Resource Manager

1.Basics – VM Name, Username, Password, Subscription, create new or choose existing Resource group, Location.



2. Size –
Basic or Standard

Select Pricing Tier according to requirement. Two Tier available : Basic tier & Standard tier. Also Virtual Machine's series available : A, D, D_V2, DS, G, GS.

By Tier

  • Basic Tier : An economical option for development workloads, test servers and other applications that do not require load balancing, auto-scaling or memory intensive virtual machines.

  • Standard Tier : Supports all virtual machine configurations and features. It offers the most flexibility.

By Series

  • A-Series : The Normal virtual machine with basic & standard tier.

  • D-Series : Virtual machine features solid state drives(SSDs) and faster processors than A Series. It is ideal for applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance or higher memories.

  • D_V2 Series : Instances are the next generation of D-Series instance which can be used as Virtual Machines or Cloud Services. It is average 35% faster than D-Series.

  • DS-Series : It is specifically targeted for Premium Storage.

  • G-Series : The "Godzilla" Virtual Machine with a large allocation of RAM, more SSDs. It will provide unparalleled computational performance than any current VM size in a public cloud.

  • GS-Series : It is specifically targeted for Premium Storage. Pricing for GS-Series is the same as G-Series.


3. Settings -
Disk type, Storage account, Network, Subnet, IP address, etc.



4. Summary blade – VM summary.





To connect with Linux VM you need to install any SSH Client. Here we are using
PuTTY - free SSH client.

Enter Virtual IP address available on settings blade.mall 



Enter VM username & password



Congratulations you have successfully created Ubuntu Server Virtual Machine on Microsoft Azure!

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