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How to create an Azure SQL Server using the Azure portal

Gutha Vamsi Krishna

Azure SQL Server is a virtual server for your Azure SQL databases that is managed by Microsoft.

Create an Azure SQL Server

  • Log in to the Azure portal.
  • Search for SQL Server in the search bar.
  • Select SQL Servers from the result.
  • It will open a new page, where you can check for existing servers or create a new one.
  • Click on + Create.
  • It will open a form to fill in all the details.
  • Select Subscription under that with which you want to create SQL Server.
  • Select Resource group from the drop-down menu if you have already created one; else, create a new resource group.
  • Provide a unique Server name.
  • Wait for it to validate the Server name.
  • If it throws an error, check the error and change your Server name accordingly.
  • Select the Location where your Server resides.
  • Select an Authentication Method, here we are using “SQL authentication”.
  • Provide Server admin login and Password.
  • Configuring Networking, Additional settings, and Tags tabs are all optional. You can skip them for now or make changes according to your needs.
  • Check all the details that are filled in and click on Create.
  • Azure will run validation on your settings, if everything is good it will start creating a SQL Server.
  • You can check the status in the Notifications tab by clicking the Notification Icon on the top right side of the portal.
  • You will see the screen below once the deployment is complete.
  • Click on Go to resource.
  • It will take you to the SQL Server page where you can check all the things that are related to your server.
  • You can also go to the page shown in image 2.



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