How To Create A New Azure VM Using A Sysprepped Local VHD

Over the years you’ve created the perfect base image for provisioning new servers to your on-premises server infrastructure. If on there was some way to make use of this base image in your new Azure tenant.

Assuming you’re using Hyper-V, it couldn’t be easier! You can upload your sysprepped VHD to an Azure Storage Account, create a managed Resource Manager image, and then create a new Azure virtual machine.

Just be prepared to wait a while for your VHD to upload.

In this snip, Josh will show you how to get up and running on Azure with your pre-prepared Hyper-V VHD.

Prerequisites include: - Azure resource group - Azure storage account with a container created - Azure virtual network - Azure security group - A generalized (sysprepped) VHD