Creating and configuring a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure

For the knife azure plugin to communicate with Azure's REST API, we need to provide information to knife regarding our Azure account and credentials:

  1. Sign in into the Azure portal and download a publish-settings file by visiting https://manage.windowsazure.com/publishsettings/index?client=xplat.
  2. Store it on a Chef workstation on the a local filesystem and refer to this local file by creating an entry in knife.rb:

    knife[:azure_publish_settings_file] = "~/<name>.publishsettings" 
    

    Creating and configuring a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure

  3. Here are the parameters used to create a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure:

    Parameter

    Value

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