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Setting Static IP Address in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

You will need to download and install the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets

imageOne of the questions I have been asked for a while is how do you set static IP address in Windows Azure Virtual Machines.  Well you can, check out my friend John Savill’s great article to see how:

Set Azure VM Static IP Address

While it is like a DHCP reservation for the VM itself (the VM is still DHCP configured), it is treated as a static IP to Windows Azure.  Now this does involve new Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets.  You will need to download and install the Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlets (possibly again) to get the new functionality.

You can get them here:  http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/downloads/

Enjoy!

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