Step-by-Step: Assigning a Static IP address to a VM in the new Azure Management Portal


Hello Folks,

I was discussing Virtual Networking with an attendee at an event last weekend and we started talking about static IP addresses in your own virtual Network. I’ve covered this subject before:

But with enhancements in the new Management Portal it’s so much simpler to achieve.  Of course I still like the PowerShell method but it’s nice to know I can use which ever method I prefer to achieve my goal.  Before we start I highly recommend checking out the following sessions to help you better understand and build your foundational cloud skills or to prepare you to take Exam 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions for Microsoft Azure Specialist Certification.

Now.  Let’s look at how we can achieve the assignment of a static IP address to a VM in your Virtual Network using the new management portal.

1- Browse to http://portal.azure.com

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2- click on Browse, scroll down to Virtual Machines,

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3- select the VM you want to assign the IP address to.  In my case I will select WEBFE01

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4- in the WEBFE01 info blade click on All Settings. Select IP addresses in the next blade and click on Static in the IP Address blade.

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5- Enter in the IP Address field the address you want to assign and click Save to complete the operation.

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and confirm your operation

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and you’re done.  If by accident you happen to try to assign the same address to multiple machines you will see an error in the notification area of the portal.

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I hope this helps.

Until next time.  Keep learning…

Cheers!

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