In Part 1, I gave an overview of the new Windows Azure Virtual Machines, and explained why it is very interesting to use it to host Git repositories. In this post, we will see how to provision the Virtual Machine on Windows Azure.
You can also chose to attach a second VHD to the Virtual Machine. This is useful if you want to make sure the repositories are stored on a different disk than the OS. You can then chose the size of the disk depending on how much space you need for your source code. There is additional setup to do if you chose to do so, which I will not cover in this series, but you can find the instructions on this page. If you don’t do that, the OS partition will have about 25 GB free for your source code.
You have now created your Virtual Machine, in the next post, we will see how to configure the server and setup Git on it.