The goal of this lab is to take image of VM that we have for Windows 2019 server that has IIS (webserver) then use that image to bootup exact VM that has same IIS and Webserver on it.
This lab will be in three parts
Part 1) Creating a VM ( Windows 2019 server) then installing IIS ( Webserver) and creating a host file called index.html on c:\intetpub\wwwroot\ index.html
Part 2) Run Sysprep on the Machine you created on Part one and make sure you chose Shut down
Part 3) Then go to Image you created and take capture of it ; and create a new VM called it VAWebserver2
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Step 1) Go on top Add VM ; then pick your subscription and your resources group
Step 2) Chose Windows 2019 server and pick Us-east region and pick the rest of default value
Step 3) Name= VAWebserver1
username = HamedMoghaddam
Inbound port RDP=3389 and http=80
Step 4) For disk ; user all the default value
Step 5) For Networking Pick VAVnet1 ; subnet pick Pubic Subnet =10.0.1.0/24
Step 6) Rest of value ; make it as default (No Load Balancing)
Step 7) Management and Advance Tab ; leave as default ; then click Review and Create
Step 8) When it finished; it will create these new resources:
vawebserver1471 Network interface
Step 9) Now I will RDP to my VM; install IIS (via Server manger) then I go c:\inetpub\wwwroot and I will create a file name called index.html
This is Hamed VAWebserver1
Then saved as index.html
Since the file extension is hidden; I will go to search box on windows and search for file older option ; then will go to view tab and uncheck the hidden extension ; then I will rename file from index.html.txt to index.html
Step 10) Then I go to my laptop and I copy and paste the public IP address ; and I should be able to see the content of my homepage ; now if you do not see it ; you need to make sure your security group has inbound http allowed in. and Also make sure your security group is associated with Subent1 ( that was 10.0.1.0/24)
Step 11) go to VM and go to run and type this
Step 12) this will take to Sysprep folder; double click on it
Make sure click OBE (first choice) the check mark Generalize it ;the chose to Shut down
Step 13) When you do above Steps ; it will make it as a new VM with a new SID and also it will shut down the Server ; so you will lose connectivity VIA RDP.
Step 14) Now Go back to Azure Portal ; then you will see your VM has been Stopped ( status) then Click Capture
Step 15) Before taking image of it; when I go on top and search for image ; I will see no images in here.
On Image page chose (Not to share it on image library)
Step 16) Give name =Image of VAWebserver1 ; Remember we can delate the original VM since you will not be able to bootup
Step 17) No tag; then click review and create it.
Step 18) Now I go on Top and search for the images; and I will see my image called VAWebserver1 image ; I will click on it ; then I will choose to create a NEW VM from this image
Step 19) leave all the default; then give name VAWebserver2
Step 20) for the port I can port None ; since later on I can use the security group I had called VASecuritygroup ( that allows http and RDP) I will do this on Networking Tab.
Step 21) Username =hamedmoghaddam
Step 22) License type =Windows server
Step 23) On the Networking tab; pick your VNET ; then pick correct Subnet 10.0.1.0/24 then for NIC security group give none; as we see it will pick the security group we has associated with Subnet :
[ The selected subnet ‘subnet1 (10.0.1.0/24)’ is already associated to a network security group ‘VAWebserver1-nsg’. We recommend managing connectivity to this virtual machine via the existing network security group instead of creating a new one here. ]
Step 24) Rest of Value in management and tag leave as default; click Review and create.
Step 25) Now after it finished when I go to All resources I will see it has created these resources; and I copy and paste the Public IP address of VAwebserve2 I will be able to see same content on my websites.
VAWebserver2-ip Public IP address
vawebserver2609 Network interface
VAWebserver2 Virtual machine