Deploying LogonBox VM in Microsoft Azure without PowerShell

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Download the Azure image

You can download the Azure image directly from our web site:

https://www.logonbox.com/en/LogonBox-VM-Download

When the file has downloaded, unzip it so that you have a .vhd file.

 

Uploading the VHD to Azure using Azure Storage Explorer

To upload the Virtual Hard Disk to Azure, we will use the Azure Storage Explorer.

You also need to have an Azure subscription.

Launch the Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer application.

Select Add an Azure Account and click Next.

 

Authenticate to your Azure account.

Select your subscription and click Apply.

 

Navigate to your Storage Account and your Blob Container (creating a container if one doesn't already exist).

Click Upload, then Upload Files.

Select the VHD file that was downloaded from the LogonBox web site and click Upload.

 

Creating an Image

In https://portal.azure.com, navigate to Images and click Add or Create Image.

 

Give the image a name and select a valid resource group and location.

Set the OS Type to Linux and VM generation to Gen 1.

For Storage blob, click Browse and find the VHD image just uploaded and select it.

Click Create to create the image.

 

 

Creating the Virtual Machine

In the menu on the left, select Virtual Machines, then click Add->Virtual Machine.

 

Select a valid resource group and give the virtual machine a name.

For image, click Browse all public and private images.

 

Select My Items and select your custom disk that was created.

 

Set a VM Size, then choose a username. For consistency with our other virtual machines, we used the product name as the username. e.g hypersocket-idm.

Now set a password or generate an SSH key for this account.

Select HTTPS 443 as an inbound port.

 

At this point you can either click Review + create or continue customising your VM.

When you are ready, click Create.

 

Your LogonBox VM is now deployed and will be ready to use shortly. Once completely booted, the public IP address of your instance will be visible in the Azure Dashboard.

The username and password, or username and key will be whatever was chosen during provisioning.

 

Connecting to your VM

Log on to Azure at https://portal.azure.com

Click on Virtual machines on the left hand side, your deployed VM should be listed here and running.

You can select the virtual machine to see its DNS name and virtual IP address.

 

Web UI

You should be able to use a web browser to connect to this DNS name using https://<hostname>.

As this is the first time you have accessed the server, it should display the Setup Wizard. Follow this wizard to complete the initial setup of the server.

 

Once the wizard has completed, you can now log on to the server and start to configure your users and resources.

 

SSH access

Using an SSH client of your choice you can also connect to the server over SSH using the username and password that you chose during deployment of the VM above.