Define resource group

Microsoft Azure uses resource groups to contain related resources. The Access Gateway virtual machine and disk must be created within the same resource group.

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Azure Portal.
  2. From the menu, select Resource Groups.
  3. Click Add to add a new resource group.
  4. In the Basics pane, enter a name and choose an appropriate region to house the group.
    If you have multiple subscriptions you may also select a subscription.

  5. Click Review + create.
  6. Click Create.
  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Azure command line interface.

    az login

  2. Use the az account list-locations command to list all known locations.

    az account list-locations

    Select the region from the list. The regions are identified by the name field.

    [{ "displayName": "East US", ... "name": "eastus", },{. . . }]

  3. Create a resource group within a given location using the az group create command:

    az group create -l <location> -n <name>

    • <location> is a region code.
    • <name> is an appropriate name.
    Here is an example of the az group create command with the parameters populated with values:

    az group create -l eastus -n AccessGateway

    When you run the az group create command, the following results appear:

    { "id": "/subscriptions/. . . /resourceGroups/AccessGateway", "location": "eastus", "managedBy": null, "name": "AccessGateway", "type": "Microsoft.Resources/resourceGroups", . . . }