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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 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 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.πŸ‘†
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.
πŸ‘‰ Now proceed to Install RPort on any virgin cloud VM​