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Azure Reserved VM Instances - How to Connect/Login

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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Sam-Cogan answered anandvshah commented

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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Thank you for your response.

From your message, I understand that the reservation is kind of placeholder and I will need to create a matching VM of the same family.

I have created matching VM with Reserved VM Instance, but still when I go to the reservation, it is shown as unused - do we need to manually map the VM and Reservation? Can you please guide me on this?

Thank you,
Anand

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The Reservation and VM got mapped automatically. I was checking immediately after creating the VM, so it was not showing mapped against the reservation.

Thank you all for your help.
Anand

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DSPatrick answered

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

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management-billing/reservations/reserved-instance-windows-software-costs


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ManuPhilip answered

Hi @anandvshah ,

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

Regards,

Manu

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