There are many different Virtual Machine (VM) images available in the Azure Marketplace. Just login to the Azure Portal, search the Azure Marketplace for the VM image you need, and create it on your subscription. This is the easiest way to setup a VM that you can then remote into without needing to setup any hardware. Plus, when you’re done you can just delete it.

To find the Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS in the Azure Marketplace just follow the below steps:

  1. Navigate to the Azure Portal
  2. Click on the “New” plus sign button in the top left of the Azure Portal
  3. Simply type “Ubuntu” into the search box, and Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS should be an auto suggested option.
  4. Upon hitting Enter a list of results will display showing the Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS
  5. Click on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS in the list to bring up the information about it
  6. Lastly, click “Create” and follow the prompts to configure and setup the VM

AzureMarketplaceUbuntu1604LTS

Enjoy setting up an Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS Virtual Machine without requiring you to provision any physical hardware. Simply create the VM in Azure, use it for as long or as little as you need. It’s really that easy!

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has 15+ years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified (MCSD) Azure Solutions Architect. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s