Can't Create image out of the official VM depot RRS feed

  • Question

  • From: Jerkovich @JerkovichMccray via Twitter

    @Azure I figured you have to create an instance of the image. Put it up-still no application endpoint listening. #morecomplexthanneedbe.  

    @AzureSupport It's really that simple: copied an image of a Drupal VM, created an instance of it - DNS would not be resolved (timeout). EOS

    @AzureSupport I took an image out of the official VM depot and deployed as described, still nada.

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    Friday, October 9, 2015 6:13 PM

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  • In fact I created the image out of the Azure repository:

    Then I spinned up an instance using the image:

    The DNS however would just time-out. I do not quite understand why somebody would create an image with Drupal etc pre-installed and then not set up the webserver to accept inbound connections. So either the image itself is flawed or there is something else wrong.

    Another question on that: How can I ssh into the machine?

    Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:10 AM
  • Hi,

    Did you get it to work? Were you able to ssh into the machine?

    In your screenshot I see VM was provisioning, hence DNS might have been timing out. Currently I can ping the VM/service on port 22 and 80. When you provisioned the VM - did you do certificate or password auth?

    You can also check/change ports open on "Endpoints" tab in VM view of the portal.


    Boris Baryshnikov, Azure Compute/Linux/OSS

    Monday, October 12, 2015 6:49 PM
  • If it helps in the future.

    Assuming you have Azure CLI installed and you are logged in and selected a subscription where you are going to provision (if you have multiple). Run in ASM mode.

    I run these commands:

    azure vm create foobar113 -o vmdepot-58951-1-2 -l "East US" myuser MyActualPasswordHere --ssh

    azure vm endpoint create foobar113 80 80

    azure vm endpoint create foobar113 443 443

    How did I get the original image command? Search for Azure VM depot, then search for Drupal on the site and then pick whatever version you need (I picked "Drupal 7.39-0 (Ubuntu 14.04)"). Then I clicked on deployment script and selected a region to deploy. Note that it gives you a single command to create endpoints but you will need to run them separately if you don't want to provide additional parameters.

    You are welcome to try the site at (I will take it down in 48 hours). I have not made any config changes on it (like setting up email, etc.) - so you are likely won't get too far.


    Boris Baryshnikov, Azure Compute/Linux/OSS

    Monday, October 12, 2015 7:10 PM