Create Custom OS in Azure


1- Create you Custom VM in a Hyper-v in your local machine with disk format of VHD

2- Sysprep the Windows Machine or in Linux "waagent"

Sysprep for Hyper-v VM

  • Open a Command Prompt window using Run as administrator
  • Change the directory to %windir%\system32\sysprep.
  • Run sysprep.exe as shown below
     

for Linux:

Follow the Linux waagent guide from this link http://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-linux-agent-user-guide/

  

3-  Create Azure Storage and create a container

Select the created storage account, click the CONTAINERS tab and click ADD CONTAINER .

 

4- Download  and Install Azure PowerShell from here

https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/releases

 

5 - Connect to AzureAccount

 After the installation is complete Open the Azure PowerShell console

Type the following command:
Add-AzureAccount

 Enter your Azure Credentials

6- Upload your VHD to the container you created in Step 3

Add-AzureVhd -Destination http://mytestaccount.blob.core.windows.net/testcontainer/win7baseimage.vhd -LocalFilePath C:\vhd\MyWin7Image.vhd

 

7- Create an Image from the VHD

Navigate to Virtual Machines >> Images >> Create Image

 

Type the Name, Description and Select the VHD you uploaded in Step 6, Select the OS type and continue

8- Create a Virtual Machine from "My Image" found in Gallery

 

Reference: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-create-upload-vhd-windows-server/

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