Azure Reserved VM Instances - How to Connect/Login

Anand 21 Reputation points

I have created one 'Reserved VM Instance'. After successful creation, I tried to find out ways to login that machine but I am not able to find it through portal.

During the creation, I was not asked to install or choose the operating system? Will this VM be having operating system installed on it? Also is there a way I can look for the Operating System installed on that machine?

I searched through the documentation but could not find any way to identify this and how to connect to this virtual machine from my Windows 10 system.

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Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
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  1. Sam Cogan 7,802 Reputation points MVP

    What you purchased was just a reservation, it was not the VM its self. You have paid upfront for the cost of the VM (or VMs) of a specific family to get a discounted price. Now you just need to create a VM of the same family you created a reservice instance for, in the normal way you would create a VM. This will then use the reservation you created.

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  1. Dave Patrick 352.3K Reputation points MVP

    There is no operating system installed by default on a reserved instance. For example if you were looking at windows

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  2. Manu Philip 14,551 Reputation points MVP

    Hi @Anand ,

    You can deploy Virtual machines that matches the reservation attributes and the hardware portion of the VM will be covered. In your case, you can deploy a Windows 10 VM within your reservation made

    Please mark as "Accept the answer" if the above steps helps you. Others with similar issues can also follow the solution as per your suggestion



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