Quickstart (classic mode)

This page provides a good introduction to Simple Azure in classic mode.

Deploying Azure Virtual Machine

from simpleazure import SimpleAzure

azure = SimpleAzure()

You can change an operating system image by the set_image() function. For example, Ubuntu 12.04 distribution can be selected like as follows:

azure.asm.set_image(label="Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS")

This allows you to create a vm with the selected image. Note that set_image() must be used before calling the create_vm() function.

Deploying several machines

create_cluster() function allows you to create multiple machines at once. num= parameter can be used to specify the number of nodes.

azure = SimpleAzure()

{'request_id': '88c94c00288d42acaf877783f09c4558'}
{'request_id': 'abfd563c2c4f4926872b6b1dba27a93b'}
{'request_id': '29b55f6cb5e94cfdbf244a7c848c854d'}
{'request_id': 'b1a3446ebafe47a295df4c9d1b7d743c'}

Deploying a Virtual Machine from the community images (VM DEPOT)

Personalized and preconfigured virtual machines images can be imported from the community repository (http://vmdepot.msopentech.com). This example explains as how to deploy a virtual machine with the community image, Azure Data Science Core.

azure = SimpleAzure()
q = azure.asm.get_registered_image(name="Azure-Data-Science-Core")

Simple Azure on Command Line Interface (CLI) (TBD)

Simple Azure supports commands on a linux shell. For example, you can create clusters of virtual machines on Windows Azure like StarCluster like as follows: (StarCluster is a cluster-computing toolkit for Amazon EC2)

$ simpleazure-cluster start mycluster