Finally Microsoft Azure makes Red Hat Enterprise Linux images available for Azure virtual machines.
Here is a brief walk-through of the experience of creating an RHEL 7.2 virtual machine on Azure:
- Browse to the new Azure portal (portal.azure.com) and login with your account. Create a New > Virtual Machines > See All > Type ‘Red Hat‘ in the search box and press Enter:
- Select Red Hat Enterprise Linux image version of your choice .
- Fill out the required details like VM name, a username, password, resource group, subscription and location nearest to you:
- Next , choose an appropriate size for your VM. All available sizes can be viewed by clicking on View all link on top right of the ‘Choose a Size’ blade:
- Provide the required storage and network details in the next blade:
- Review your choices on the Summary page and click Create:
- Once the VM is successfully created, note its allocated public IP address from the details pane in the azure portal:
- Now, you can use any SSH client like Putty to connect to this VM using SSH:
- Now you may issue RHEL commands like:
$ ip addr
$ su passwd root (to set root password)
$ yum groupinstall (to install packages)