First of all, the VM must be within a virtual network to be able to add a static Private IP address
There are two ways to set a static private IP. One is using the new Azure Portal “portal.azure.com” and one via PowerShell.
Using the new Portal, browse a VM, select settings and then IP addresses. There at the Private IP address you can select “Static” and add the IP address.
Using PowerShell, first connect to the Azure , and use the following commands:
#Test IP availability: Test-AzureStaticVNetIP -VNetName XXXXXXX -IPAddress #Set the VM that will take the static IP $static = Get-AzureVM -ServiceName xxxxx -Name xxxxxx #Set the static IP Set-AzureStaticVNetIP -VM $static -IPAddress xx.xx.xx.xx | Update-AzureVM #Check the static IP Get-AzureStaticVNetIP -VM $staticVM
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