Installing the System
Before you begin, you must learn about Azure and installing the Azure CLI. Learning about Azure provides links to important documentation. Ciena recommends using the Azure CLI to create and manage Azure resources.
Learning about Azure
To learn more about Azure, refer to the Azure documentation at http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/.
|Virtual network (detail)||http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-networks-faq/|
|User defined routes||http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-networks-udr-overview/|
|Network security group||http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-networks-nsg|
Installing the Azure CLI
The Azure portal has limited support for managing virtual machines with multiple network interfaces, Ciena recommends using the Azure CLI.
Microsoft provides a cross-platform CLI for Azure, which is available at http://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/xplat-cli-install/ and can be installed on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
$ azure login
The Azure CLI has the following modes:
- Azure Service Manager (ASM)
- Azure Resource Manager (ARM)
ASM is now deprecated. New deployments must use ARM instead. It is assumed for this guide that you have the Azure CLI set to the ARM mode.
$ azure config mode arm
The Azure CLI provides extensive help topics. To display the top-level help topics, enter the following command:
$ azure help
azure help <command>