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Deploying and Running Your First Azure Virtual Machine
In this hands-on lab, you will use the Azure portal to create and connect to a simple Azure virtual machine. You will log in to the Azure portal and create a virtual machine, then connect to the virtual machine via RDP. Finally, you will use the Azure portal to stop the virtual machine. After completing this lab, you will have gained the experience required to create and connect to your first Azure virtual machine.
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Log In to the Azure Portal
With a supported browser of your choice, log in to the Azure portal using the credentials provided on the lab page. We recommend that you use an incognito or private browsing window to ensure you're using the lab account, rather than your own.
Create a New Virtual Machine
In the Azure portal, navigate to the Virtual machines dashboard and create a Windows Server 2019 Datacenter - Gen 2 virtual machine in the same region as the provisioned resource group. Choose a username and password that's easy for you to remember. (The solution video uses
acg-adminas the username and
Admin123456!as the password.)
Connect to Your New Virtual Machine
In the Azure portal, download the RDP file for the virtual machine. Then, connect to it using the Remote Desktop client you have installed.
Stop the Virtual Machine
In the Azure portal, stop the virtual machine and verify that it has been stopped.
What's a lab?
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.