How To Create An Azure VM From Existing Image (.VHD) In The New Azure Portal

With the release of the new Microsoft Azure Portal there one cool feature that Microsoft haven’t migrated yet from the portal to the new and it’s the ability to use the GUI to create a new Virtual Machine from existing Image (.VHD).

Using the below github json template you could deploy an existing image In a few clicks.


To start open on the link below:

Click on the Deploy to Azure

In the menu paste the Image .VHD URL, Select the VM type, Set the VM Size, select region and accept legal term

Click create and you are done





7 responses to “How To Create An Azure VM From Existing Image (.VHD) In The New Azure Portal”

  1. Ali Imran Avatar
    Ali Imran

    The github link is not working. Please provide an updated link thanks

  2. administrator Avatar

    All working now.

  3. Fred Avatar

    The link isn’t working again.

  4. administrator Avatar

    Link Is working again.

  5. David Perez Avatar

    Hello, do I need vhd image generalized to create the new vm using the github template? after creation I can´t connect using RDP no matter if I add a security group with RDP with no restrictions, thank you for your help.

  6. Anderson Avatar

    The link isn’t working again.

  7. karthick1409 Avatar

    Github link is not working