After having created a set of virtual machines required for a particular application, we will require them to be connected to each other and be able to reach each other via definite IP addresses, as we require our virtual machines hosted in an on-premise
environment to be connected to each other.
So lets go ahead and explore the step by step process of creating a Virtual network in Windows Azure that allows us to :
We will explore capabilities #1 and #2 in the list above in this post.
1. Log in to http://manage.windowsazure.com/ with your live credentials that has access to your Windows Azure subscription.
2. Switch to the Networks tab in the management console. You will see 0 networks created as shown:
3. Click "Create a Virtual Network". The following Wizard will appear:
Specify the Name, Region and Affinity Group Details as shown above and click on the Arrow pointing to the right at the bottom right of the window to move to the next step.
4. On the "DNS Servers and VPN Connectivity Page" specify the address of the DNS Server (if you have hosted any on Windows Azure), else leave it blank. The 2 checkboxes on the right provide you with options to extend this network to on-premise. We will explore
these capabilities in future posts. At this point, just click on the arrow pointing to the right at the bottom right to proceed to the next step.
5. On the "Virtual Network Address Spaces" page, you will need to configure the IPv4 address range for yout virtual network and all the subnets that you would want to be part of that virtual network.
7. You may click the virtual network name to reach the Dashboard and see the virtual machines connected to this Virtual Network:
8. You may click on the "Configure" tab to add/change the DNS configuration, Point to Site connectivity or subnets to this virtual network post its creation:
Happy Virtual networking on Azure!!