Accessing the Teramind on Azure Portal
Visit: www.teramind.co/deployment/azure and click the Check out Teramind on Azure Marketplace button.
- Once on the portal, click the GET IT NOW button. A window will pop-up with the title, Create the app in Azure.
- Click the Continue button.
This will launch the Azure Portal and take you to a Create a virtual machine page. You might be asked to login if you aren’t already.
Launching the VM Setup Wizard
The Create a virtual machine page has several tabs.
On the first tab, Basics, select an existing Resource group under Subscription or create a new one.
Give the virtual machine a name for example, ‘Teramind VM’ under INSTANCE DETAILS.
Near the bottom of the page, select Password for Authentication type. Provide your admin username and password to authenticate the account.
Click the Next: Disks button to continue to the next screen/tab.
Configuring the Disks
On the Disks screen, we will keep the default options as is.
Click the Next: Networking button to continue to the next screen/tab.
Configuring the Network
Teramind already comes with a pre-configured network interface card (NIC) with the necessary NSG rules for use with the VM. So, unless you have special needs, you can keep the default settings on the Networking screen.
Click the Next: Management button to continue to the next screen/tab.
Configuring the Monitoring and Management Options
The Management screen let you turn the settings for Monitoring, Identity and Auto-Shutdown options. We will keep the default settings as is for these.
Click the Next: Advanced button to continue to the next screen/tab.
Configuring the Advanced Options
You can add post-deployment extensions on the Advanced screen.
Since we don’t need any of that, you can click the Next: Tags button to continue to the next screen/tab.
Adding Tags to the VM
Tags allow you to categorize resources for consolidated billings. You can decide to use this feature if you want. For this tutorial we won’t use any tags.
Click the Next: Review + create button.
Validation the VM Settings
Azure will run a validation check for all your settings. It will show a Running final validation… message
Wait while Azure completes the validation check.
Creating the VM
Once Azure is done with the checks and it didn’t encounter any errors, it will show a Validation passed message.
Review all your settings and click the Create button near the bottom of the page to start creating the virtual machine.
Depending your settings, it will take a few minutes to create the instance.
Viewing Your Instance
You will see the Your deployment is complete message when the deployment is completed.
Your newly created virtual machine, for example, TeramindVM will be listed on the RESOURCE list.
The STATUS of the machine should display OK until you can move to the next step.
Viewing Your Instance Details
Do the following in sequence:
- Click the All resources menu located at the left-sidebar on the main portal interface.
- Locate your virtual machine and click on it.
- Click Overview on the right-sidebar. It will open another window on the right side of the screen.
Copying the Public IP Address of Your Instance
The Overview screen will show a summary of the VM’s settings and current status.
Locate the Public IP address for the virtual machine. Copy it or write it down. We will use this IP for the next step.
Accessing the Teramind Server with SSH
Launch a SSH session. If you are on Windows, you can use a tool like Putty or a similar utility for the SSH. Make sure you have administrative access.
<username>is the username you used for the administrator account when creating the VM. For example,
<ip_address>is the public IP address you copied in the previous step. For example,
When asked for the password enter the VM’s admin password. Again, the admin password is the password you used for the administrator account when creating the VM.
The server will be ready in a few minutes.
Getting Ready for the Next Step
Once the server is ready, you will see this message, ‘Welcome to Teramind!’ and you will be prompted to enter Role (Master). However, before we can do that, we need to take care of few other things.
Keep this command window open as you will use it to finalize the setup at a later stage.