In yesterday’s post about creating a virtual machine in Windows Azure, I left out the details for connecting to the virtual machine.
Virtual machine connections are controlled using endpoints, like the one shown below:
In this case, the endpoint for RemoteDesktop was created automatically as part of the virtual machine creation process so it’s pretty simple to connect to the virtual machine. Just fire up a Remote Desktop client and connect to the DNS name given to the virtual machine when it was created (in my case, that was mwil-playground.cloudapp.net). Alternatively, click the Connect button at the bottom of the Windows Azure management console:
Then, follow the prompts to:
- Connect to an computer with an unknown publisher:
- Provide appropriate credentials:
- Confirm that there is no certificate to validate the connection: