Azure Tips and Tricks Part 10 - Quickly Connect to a Linux VM with SSH

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Most folks aren’t aware of how powerful the Azure platform really is. As I’ve been presenting topics on Azure, I’ve had many people say, “How did you do that?” So I’ll be documenting my tips and tricks for Azure in these posts.

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Quickly Connect to a Linux VM with SSH

You can quickly connect to an existing Linux Virtual Machine by navigating to the “Virtual Machine” blade in the Azure Portal. Once you are on the page, click the “Connect” button at the top of the page. It will provide a command that you can copy and paste into BASH or anywhere that supports SSH. After you paste the command, then it will connect to your Linux Virtual Machine. Provide your username and password and you are logged into your new Virtual Machine. In the example below, I logged into my Ubuntu Linux VM.

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