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Working with azure cli

Working with Azure CLI

1. Install Node.js

Go to and choose your installer

2. Install azure cli

Project page Documentation

$ npm install -g azure-cli

3. From your terminal/console

Get azure account

$ azure account download

$ azure account import ACCOUNT_FILE

$ azure account list

Create azure storage

$ azure storage account create storagename --label STORAGE_LABEL --location "Southeast Asia"

$ azure storage account list

// Get storage key, we will use later
$ storage account keys list STORAGE_NAME


  • stooragename must be 2-24 lowercase, no underscore or other non alphanumeric characters
  • storagename must be unique accross azure

Create VM

// Create ssh key
$ openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 36500 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout MyAzure.key -out MyAzure.pem

// Command: azure vm create [options] <dns-name> <image> <userName> [password]
$ azure vm create \
--blob-url "" \
--vm-size Small \
--vm-name AzureCamp \
--ssh 22 \
--ssh-cert MyAzure.pem \
--no-ssh-password \
--location "Southeast Asia" \
azurecamp \
b39f27a8b8c64d52b05eac6a62ebad85__Ubuntu-14_04_1-LTS-amd64-server-20140924-en-us-30GB \

$ azure vm list

$ azure vm show AzureCamp

// Create endpoint
$ azure vm endpoint create AzureCamp 3000 3000
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