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How to create a VM using Azure snapshot

In this blog, we will see how we can create a Virtual Machine from the Azure snapshot. To follow the below process you need to have a disk snapshot. If you don’t know how to create an azure disk snapshot check this blog How to create a snapshot for azure managed disk.

Step 1: Log in to the Azure portal

Log in to the Azure portal using your username and password. On the top search bar type Snapshots and enter as shown in the below image:

Step 2: Create a managed disk for the snapshot

I assume you have already created the required disk snapshot. To create a VM we need to attach the snapshot to a managed disk.

On the top search bar type Disks and select the Disk as shown in the below image. Now click the Add button to button.

On the Create a managed disk windows fill out the below information:

  • Select the existing resource group or create a new one.

  • Give a name to the disk.

  • Select source type as Snapshot.

  • On the source snapshot select the snapshot you created previously.

After clicking Next, change the default configuration if required otherwise simply press Next till you get the fill page. Make sure you get the validation passed and click create at the end

Step 3: Create the VM from the Managed Disk

On the top search bar type Disks and select the Disks on the search list as shown in the below image

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Select the newly created disk in the list of disks.

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On the top left, you will see one button as Create VM. Now click the Create VM button.

Now fill out the below information and leave else as a default

  • Select the existing resource group or create a new one.

  • Type a name for the virtual machine

  • Don’t change the image (this is the managed disk which has automatically linked)

  • Select the size for the VM

  • Click Next and choose the default setting or change if required.

After you given all the required information wait for the setup to complete. When it’s finished, you should have a fully working VM.