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Create Azure VM
  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.

  2. Select Virtual Machines > Add.

  3. In the Basics tab (default) enter the following.

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    Project Details

    • Subscription: Choose the applicable subscription.

    • Resource group: Create a new group or choose an existing one.

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    Instance Details

    • Virtual Machine Name: The MySQL server name.

    • Region: Select the Azure region.

    • Availability Options: Select No infrastructure is redundancy required.

    • Image: Select the appropriate image. Both Centos-based 7.x+ and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x+ are supported.

    • Size: Click Change Size. In the modal select Memory optimized image with at least 128 GB memory and Premium Disk support, for example, E16s_v3 in East US 2)

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    Administrator account

    • Authentication type: Select password or SSH Key.

    • Username and Password: Enter your VM login information.

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    Inbound Port Rules

    • Public inbound ports: Select Allow selected ports.

    • Selected Inbound ports: Select both HTTPS and SSH.

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  4. Click Next: Disks >.

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  5. In the Disks tab enter the following information:

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    Disk Options

    • OS disk type: Select Premium SSD.

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    Data Disk

    • Click Create and attach a new disk.

      Note: This disk is formatted so don't choose Attach an existing disk.

      • Enter a Name.

      • Select Source type None (empty disk).

      • Set Size to at least 512 GiB.

      • Disk type: Select premium SSD.

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  6. Click Next: Networking >

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  7. In the Networking tab enter the following information.:

    • Virtual network: Create new or choose an existing one.

    • Subnet: Create new or choose an existing one.

    • Public IP: Create new or choose an existing one.

    • Select Inbound ports: Select HTTPS and SSH.

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  8. Click Review + create.

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  9. Your deployment is now created.

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  10. Click Operation Details for the disk you created, in this case, BCTEST_DatDisk_0. (See Step 5 above for the name.)

  11. Select Go to Resource > Networking > Inbound port rules > Add. In the Add Inbound Security Rule modal complete the following, including the port number.

    • Rule Name: Enter rule name, for example, DiskName_PORT_3000.

    • Destination: IP Addresses.

    • Destination IP Address: Enter NIC Private IP.

    • Port: Enter 3000.

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  12. Click OK.