Saturday, August 19, 2023

How to connect to Azure Virtual Machine from your local machine? | Connect to Azure VM from your local machine | Connect to Azure VM from your local machine

Let's learn how to connect to a Virtual machine running in Azure cloud from your local machine. Your local machine can be a Windows laptop or MacBook laptop.




Pre-requisites:

1. Keys(for e.g., yourkey.pem) already downloaded in your local machine, preferably in downloads folder.
2. Azure VM is up and running
3. SSH client - for Windows laptop, you need to install an SSH client such as Git bash or putty. You can download Git from this URL - https://git-scm.com/downloads. For Apple laptop you need to download iTerm from here.

Steps to connect to your Azure VM instance:

1. Go to Azure console --> https://portal.azure.com
2. Click on Virtual machines, click on VM
3. Click on connect





Choose Native SSH




Enter SSH key name in step # 3 in the screen


4. copy the values from step # 4

 
Copy the url from SSH which looks like below:

For e.g.
ssh -i myAzVMKey.pem azureuser@104.43.214.12

Watch steps in YouTube channel:

Windows Laptop instructions
5. Go to your local machine, Open Git Bash in Windows


make sure you are in downloads directory where your keys got downloaded. Type the below commands:

type below commands: 
pwd
this should tell you which directory you are and then navigate to downloads dir.

cd  ~/downloads 


Now copy the value from Example in the above screen

ssh -i myAzVMKey.pem azureuser@104.43.214.12

and then type enter, say yes and enter
now you should be in Azure cloud, screen should show something like this, It means you are successfully connected to VM instance running on Azure cloud. 


Mac Book Laptop or iMac Instructions

Open iTerm window, type the below command to go to downloads directory.
cd downloads


For few Mac laptops, it may add .txt in the end of pem file. in that case you need to remove .txt in the end


ssh -i myAzVMKey.pem azureuser@104.43.214.12

pwd
and then execute below command to make sure the keys have only read permissions.

chmod 400 *.pem

6. Paste the url from example highlighted above in step # 4.
ssh -i myAzVMKey.pem azureuser@104.43.214.12
7. type yes when it is asking to connect.
8. now you should be in Azure cloud, screen should show something like this, It means you are successfully connected to VM instance running on Azure cloud. 




 

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