Create a gallery for storing and sharing resources

An Azure Compute Gallery (formerly known as Shared Image Gallery) simplifies sharing resources, like images and application packages, across your organization.

The Azure Compute Gallery lets you share custom VM images and application packages with others in your organization, within or across regions, within an AAD tenant. Choose what you want to share, which regions you want to make them available in, and who you want to share them with. You can create multiple galleries so that you can logically group resources.

The gallery is a top-level resource that provides full Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC).

Allowed characters for gallery name are uppercase or lowercase letters, digits, dots, and periods. The gallery name cannot contain dashes. Gallery names must be unique within your subscription.

Choose an option below for creating your gallery:

The following example creates a gallery named myGallery in the myGalleryRG resource group.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal at
  2. Use the type Azure Compute Gallery in the search box and select Azure Compute Gallery in the results.
  3. In the Azure Compute Gallery page, click Add.
  4. On the Create Azure Compute Gallery page, select the correct subscription.
  5. In Resource group, select Create new and type myGalleryRG for the name.
  6. In Name, type myGallery for the name of the gallery.
  7. Leave the default for Region.
  8. You can type a short description of the gallery, like My gallery for testing. and then click Review + create.
  9. After validation passes, select Create.
  10. When the deployment is finished, select Go to resource.

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