Import a Network Configuration File
Updated: April 25, 2013
To create a virtual network in Windows Azure, you can either import a network configuration file containing the settings that you want, or you can create your virtual network by using a wizard. We recommend that you create your first virtual network by using the Management Portal wizard. You can then export the configuration file and use it as a template to create additional virtual networks. For more information about how to create your first virtual network using the Management Portal, see About Configuring a Virtual Network in the Management Portal. For more information about configuring a virtual network by using a network configuration file, see Configure a Virtual Network Using Network Configuration Files.
After you have configured your network configuration file, use the procedure below to import the configuration file into the Management Portal to create the new virtual network.
|The affinity group you reference in the configuration file must be created before you import the configuration file. For more information, see Create an Affinity Group in the Management Portal.|
Log on to the Windows Azure Management Portal.
In the navigation pane on the bottom left, click New.
Click Networks , then click Virtual Network, and click Import Configuration.
On the Import network configuration file screen, browse to your network configuration file, and then click the next arrow.
Your virtual network is created.