Install on Azure
- 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.
rport-serveras 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 11 "Bullseye" - Gen 1.You might need to click on "See all images" and type in "debian bullseye" into the search field.
- 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
- If you have SSH key pair, use it. Otherwise, select "Password" as the authentication type.
- Select a username other than
admin. For example,
- 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
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.
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.
From the details of the newly created virtual machine, grab the public IP address.
Grab the IP address