Creating a Virtual Network (VNet) on Azure Portal
Objective: This SOP outlines the step-by-step process for creating a Virtual Network (VNet) on the Azure Portal.
Scope: This procedure applies to users with access to the Azure Portal and the necessary permissions to create a VNet.
1. You have an active Azure subscription.
2. You have the required permissions to create a VNet.
3. You are familiar with the basics of networking concepts.
1. Log in to the Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com) using your credentials.
2. In the Azure Portal dashboard, click on the "Create a resource" button located on the left- hand side of the screen.
3. In the search bar, type "Virtual Network" and press Enter.
4. From the search results, click on "Virtual Network" under the Networking category.
5. On the "Virtual Network" page, click the "Create" button to start the VNet creation process.
6. In the "Basics"tab, provide the following information:
Subscription: Select the appropriate subscription if you have multiple subscriptions.
Resource Group: Choose an existing resource group or create a new one to contain the VNet.
Name: Enter a unique name for your VNet.
Region: Select the region where you want your VNet to be deployed.
IPv4 address space: Define the IP address range for the VNet in CIDR notation (e.g.,
7. Click on the "Next: IP Addresses" button at the bottom of the page.
8. In the "IP Addresses" tab, configure the following settings:
Subnet name: Provide a name for your subnet.
Subnet address range: Specify the IP address range for the subnet in CIDR notation (e.g.,10.0.0.0/24).
Service endpoints (optional): Enable any required service endpoints for your subnet.
9. Click on the "Next: Security" button at the bottom of the page.
10. In the "Security" tab, configure the following settings:
Enable DDoS protection (optional): Choose whether to enable DDoS protection for your VNet.
Firewall: Configure a network security group or Azure Firewall (if required).
11. Click on the "Next: Tags" button at the bottom of the page. You can add tags for better organization and management of resources (optional).
12. In the "Tags" tab, add any relevant tags (optional). Then, click on the "Next: Review + create."
13. In the "Review + create" tab, review the provided information and ensure it is accurate. If necessary, you can go back to previous tabs to make changes.
14. Click on the"Create" button to start the deployment process.
15. Wait for Azure to create the VNet. You can monitor the progress on the "Notifications" pane or navigate to the "Virtual Networks" section in the Azure Portal.
16. Once the VNet creation is complete, you can use it for various Azure resources, such as virtual machines, Azure App Service, or Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
The Virtual Network (VNet) has been successfully created on the Azure Portal. You can now proceed with further configuration and utilize the VNet for your Azure resources.
Note: It's important to follow networking best practices and ensure proper security measures when working with Virtual Networks on Azure.