Unbuntu 16.04 VPS setup guide with Azure

last updated: 07-16-2018

  1. Sign-in to the Azure portal at
  2. Choose Create a resource in the upper left-hand corner of the Azure portal.
  3. In the search box above the list of Azure Marketplace resources, search for and select ubuntu server 16.04 LTS, then choose Create.
  4. Provide a VM name, such as Masternode1, leave the disk type as SSD, then provide a username, such as sampleuser. The password must be at least 12 characters long and meet the defined complexity requirements.

  5. Choose to Create new resource group, then provide a name, such as NewResourceGroup. Choose your Location, then select OK
  6. Select a size for the VM. You can filter by Compute type or Disk type, for example. A suggested VM size is B1s. Click Select after you have chosen a size

  7. On the Settings page,
    • in Network > Public IP address > Select Create new, select static assigment and select OK
    • in Network > Network Security Group > Select public inbound ports, select SSH from the drop-down. Leave the rest of the defaults and select OK.

    • in Auto-shutdown > Select Off and select OK

  8. On the summary page, select Create to start the VM deployment.