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Quickstart - Consume VMware VMs on Azure

To create a virtual machine in the Azure portal, use virtual machine templates that your CloudSimple administrator has enabled for your subscription. The VM templates are found in the VMware infrastructure.

CloudSimple VM creation on Azure requires a VM template

Create a virtual machine on your Private Cloud from the vCenter UI. To create a template, follow the instructions in Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client. Store the VM template on your Private Cloud vCenter.

Create a virtual machine in the Azure portal

  1. Select All services.

  2. Search for CloudSimple Virtual Machines.

  3. Click Add.

    Create CloudSimple virtual machine

  4. Enter basic information and click Next:Size.

    Create CloudSimple virtual machine - basics

    Field Description
    Subscription Azure subscription associated with your Private Cloud.
    Resource Group Resource group to which the VM will be assigned. You can select an existing group or create a new one.
    Name Name to identify the VM.
    Location Azure region in which this VM is hosted.
    Private Cloud CloudSimple Private Cloud where you want to create the virtual machine.
    Resource Pool Mapped resource pool for the VM. Select from the available resource pools.
    vSphere Template vSphere template for the VM.
    User name User name of the VM administrator (for Windows templates).
    Password Password for the VM administrator (for Windows templates).
    Confirm password Confirm the password.
  5. Select the number of cores and memory capacity for the VM and click Next:Configurations. Select the checkbox if you want to expose full CPU virtualization to the guest operating system. Applications that require hardware virtualization can run on virtual machines without binary translation or paravirtualization. For more information, see the VMware article Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization.

    Create CloudSimple virtual machine - size

  6. Configure network interfaces and disks as described in the following tables and click Review + create.

    Create CloudSimple virtual machine - configurations

    For network interfaces, click Add network interface and configure the following settings.

    Control Description
    Name Enter a name to identify the interface.
    Network Select from the list of configured distributed port group in your Private Cloud vSphere.
    Adapter Select a vSphere adaptor from the list of available types configured for the VM. For more information, see the VMware knowledge base article Choosing a network adapter for your virtual machine.
    Power on at Boot Choose whether to enable the NIC hardware when the VM is booted. The default is Enable.

    For disks, click Add disk and configure the following settings.

    Item Description
    Name Enter a name to identify the disk.
    Size Select one of the available sizes.
    SCSI Controller Select a SCSI controller for the disk.
    Mode Determines how the disk participates in snapshots. Choose one of these options:
    - Independent persistent: All data written to the disk is written permanently.
    - Independent non-persistent: Changes written to the disk are discarded when you power off or reset the virtual machine. Independent non-persistent mode allows you to always restart the VM in the same state. For more information, see the VMware documentation.
  7. When validation completes, review the settings and click Create. To make any changes, click the tabs at the top or click.

    Create CloudSimple virtual machine - review

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