How to get Bitcoin FullNode kit on AZURE

This section describes how to launch and connect to Bitcoin FullNode kit in Azure.

  1. In your browser, go to the azure marketplace Azure Marketplace.
  2. Search for Bitcoin Full Node by in the search box.

  1. Click on Get it now button and follow the login step.It will take you to azure portal.

  1. Click on Create.
  • Select a Resource group for your virtual machine
  • Select a Region where you want to launch the VM(such as East US)
  • Optionally change the number of cores and amount of memory. (This defaults to 2 vCPUs and 8 GB ram.)
  • Select the Authentication type as Password and enter Username and Password for the VM
  • Optionally change the OS disk type.
  • Optionally change the network name and subnetwork names.You can go with the defaults settings.
  • Optionally go to the Management, Advanced and Tags tabs for any advance settings you want for the VM.
  • Click on Review + create and then click on Create when you are done. Bitcoin FullNode kit will begin deploying.
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  1. A summary page displays when the virtual machine is successfully created. Click on the Go to resource link to to go to the resource page.
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  1. To SSH the VM, use the IP address or DNS address in the putty.
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  1. Provide the password for ubuntu user, you created while creating the VM.
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  3. To connect using RDP, first note the public IP address or DNS address of the VM from VM details page as highlighted below
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  5. Then From you local windows machine, goto "start" menu , in the search box type and select "Remote desktop connection"

  6. In the "Remote Desktop connection" wizard, copy the public IP address or DNS address and click connect

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  8. This will connect you to the VM's desktop environment.Provide username and password.Click OK.

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  10. Now you are connected to the out of box Bitcoin FullNode environment.

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  12. To know how to use the developer kit, please refer to the video tutorial series available on Bitcoin FullNode Support.