Yesterday one of my friend asked me the process to create a SQL VM on Microsoft Azure, though the process is quite simple and easy but he asked me to help him since he never worked on Azure platform before.
So this screen cast post is for those who never worked on Azure and want step by step approach to create the VM.
You can create a SQL VM Machine on Azure by selecting New menu on the lower left part of the page.
You can select image of the VM from two sources: Quick create or from Gallery (There is other way also, but let’s not complicate this post, we may discuss that later) – you need to select the image from Gallery.
You can browse from the multiple available images in the gallery, as you can see you can select SQL Server 2014 RTM image on Windows Server 2012 R2.
While creation of the Image, you can select the size of the image from the options – size means the Cores and Memory you want to allocate to this VM.
Finally the VM is ready and started – you may wish to connect to the image & start working.