Create a Virtual Machine with SQL Server in Azure:
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SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine enables you to use full versions of SQL Server in the Cloud without having to manage any on-premises hardware.
Azure virtual machines offer a variety of machine sizes. You can choose machine size as per your workload.
We will discuss machine size during our virtual machine creation.
The virtual machine image gallery allows you to create a SQL Server VM with the right version, edition, and operating system.
In this demo we will “Create a SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition on Windows Server 2016 virtual machine in the Azure portal”.
1) Go to Azure portal: https://portal.azure.com and login by using your Microsoft account.
2) In the Azure portal, Click on Create a resource.
3) In the search field, type SQL Server 2017 Developer on Windows Server 2016, and press
4) Now Select the “Free SQL Server License: SQL Server 2017 Developer on Windows Server 2016” image.
5) Click on Create.
It will create a virtual machine that runs Windows Server 2016.
Then you need to provide the basic details like New Resource Group, Virtual machine name, Azure Region and many others to deploy the SQL Server on Virtual machine.
Watch below video for complete steps to Create Virtual Machine with SQL Server in the Azure portal i.e “SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine”.