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Request an Azure VM

Request an Azure VM

Use the Cloud Resource Catalog to request an Azure virtual machine to launch an instance.

Before you begin

Role required: cloud_user, cloud_operator, cloud_admin


  1. Navigate to Self-Service > Cloud Resource Catalog and click Azure Virtual Machines.
  2. Click Azure VM Instance - Advanced to request an Azure virtual machine and fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Field Description
    Start The date and time you would like this VM to be provisioned.
    End The date and time this VM may be retired (your lease may be extended later).
    Virtual Resource
    Business purpose A detailed description of the business purpose of this virtual machine to facilitate any necessary approvals and/or administrative decisions.
    Used for Select an appropriate use category to ensure your VM is provisioned properly for your needs.
    CMDB Attributes
    Assignment Group The User Group that will own the provisioned Configuration Item.
    Application The application that will generate a Used by::Uses relationship between the requested virtual machine and the application.
    Business Service The business service that will generate a Used by::Uses relationship between the requested virtual machine and the service.
    Cost Center The cost center this request will be billed against.
    Project The project this instance will be billed against.
    Provisioning information
    Subscription Select the subscription ID associated with the Azure Account.
    Region The selected region determines which images will be available. Regions shown here support the chosen size.

    When the Advanced check box is unchecked, the default offering is set and the size choices shown are filtered by the image.

    Advanced Check box to display image field.
    Image (Only visible when the Advanced check box is checked.)

    Select the approved Azure image to be provisioned for this request. Images listed are those that have an offering associated with them. The size can be chosen with no filtering bound by the image.

    Resource group name Resource Group that the template will be provisioned into
    Deployment name Provide the name of the deployment to be provisioned.
    Template Parameters
    Admin username Admin username for VM.
    Admin password Admin password for VM.
    VM name prefix Virtual Machine name.
    VM size Size of the Virtual Machine.
    Storage account name prefix Prefix to use when creating storage account name.
    DNS prefix Domain name used for the public IP.
    Public IP address name
    Public IP address type Select either dynamic or static.
    Availability set name
    Virtual network name Select the virtual network name.
    Public subnet name Select the public subnet name.
    VNet resource group Name of the resource group that contains the vNet resource.
    Add additional disks Check box to add additional disks.
    Disk size
    Disk name
    Network Interface
    Add secondary NICs Check box to add secondary NICs.
    NIC 1 name prefix
    NIC 1 address type
    NIC 1 subnet
    Azure Order Catalog Item
  3. Click Order Now.

    Either the My Virtual Assets portal or the Order Status form opens, depending on how the Service Catalog is configured. The portal shows the various reports associated with the logged in user's virtual assets and requests. To view the current request, click the request item number in the My Virtual Asset Requests list or expand the Stage column to determine where the request is in the provisioning process.

    VM service catalog
  4. Bookmark the page and return to it to track the status of this request.

    Upon successful creation of the instance, you receive an email containing the instance ID, IP address, and the public DNS for the instances created. If the provisioning request fails for any reason, an incident is automatically created and assigned to the Cloud Administrators group (if the glide.vm.create_incident system property is enabled).