Create a VM from a generalized image version

Create a VM from a generalized image version stored in a Shared Image Gallery. If you want to create a VM using a specialized image, see Create a VM from a specialized image.

Now you can create one or more new VMs. This example creates a VM named myVM, in the myResourceGroup, in the East US datacenter.

  1. Go to your image definition. You can use the resource filter to show all image definitions available.
  2. On the page for your image definition, select Create VM from the menu at the top of the page.
  3. For Resource group, select Create new and type myResourceGroup for the name.
  4. In Virtual machine name, type myVM.
  5. For Region, select East US.
  6. For Availability options, leave the default of No infrastructure redundancy required.
  7. The value for Image is automatically filled with the latest image version if you started from the page for the image definition.
  8. For Size, choose a VM size from the list of available sizes and then choose Select.
  9. Under Administrator account, you need to provide a username, such as azureuser and a password or SSH key. The password must be at least 12 characters long and meet the defined complexity requirements.
  10. If you want to allow remote access to the VM, under Public inbound ports, choose Allow selected ports and then select SSH (22) or RDP (3389) from the drop-down. If you don't want to allow remote access to the VM, leave None selected for Public inbound ports.
  11. When you are finished, select the Review + create button at the bottom of the page.
  12. After the VM passes validation, select Create at the bottom of the page to start the deployment.

Next steps

Azure Image Builder (preview) can help automate image version creation, you can even use it to update and create a new image version from an existing image version.