Install on Azure

Create a virtual machine

Basic Settings

  • From the Azure Service select "Virtual Machines".

  • Click on Create > Virtual Machine

  • Select an existing resource group or create a new one. If don't know what resource groups are, create a new one called rport.This avoids conflicts with existing resource groups.

  • Enter rport-server as the name for the virtual machine.

  • Select a region near you.

  • Select "No infrastructure redundancy required" for the availability options.

  • From the Image drop-down select Debian 10 "Buster" - Gen 1.

  • On the size-drop-down click "See all sizes" to get access to the cheap options. It's a bit challenging to find cheap VMs. Use the filters to display only VMs with 1-2 CPUs and 0-2GB RAM. Select a B1 or B1ls series (~3-7€/month)

  • If you have SSH key pair, use it. Otherwise, select "Password" as the authentication type.

  • Select a username other than root or admin. For example superuser.

  • Enter a strong password, if you are not using SSH keys.

  • Do not change the inbound ports.

  • Proceed to the next step "Discs". Do not change anything and proceed to next step "Networking".

Basic details of the new virtual machine

Networking

On the networking setup, select "Advanced" for the NIC network security group" and click "Create New" to create a new security group.

You need an advanced setup.

When creating the new network security group, add the following new inbound rules.

Source

Src Port Ra

Dest.

Service

Dest.Port Ra

Protocol

Action

Prio

Name

Any

*

Any

HTTP

80

TCP

Allow

1010

Port_80

Any

*

Any

HTTPS

443

TCP

Allow

1020

Port_443

Any

*

Any

Custom

20000-30000

TCP

Allow

1030

Port_20-30k

Any

*

Any

Custom

*

ICMP

Allow

1040

Ping

Do not skip the ICMP rule. Your virtual machines must respond to ICMP echo requests.👆

Now proceed to all the next steps without changing the pre-filled defaults.

Finally, create the new virtual machine.

After the machine has been created, click on "Go to resource" to get access to all details of the virtual machine.

Install the RPort server on your new Azure Virtual Server

From the details of the newly created virtual machine, grab the public IP address.

Grab the IP address

Connect over SSH to the instance using the username you specified during the VM creation. For example ssh [email protected]. After the login type in sudo -i to change to the root account.

👉 Now proceed to Install RPort on any virgin cloud VM