What is cloud shell in Azure

What is Azure Cloud Shell

This Azure article will discuss Azure Cloud Shell and how to access Azure Cloud Shell, etc.

What is cloud shell in Azure

Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based Shell environment to create and manage your Azure resources.

Azure Cloud Shell provides you with two options, either Bash or PowerShell, to use based on your requirements.

How to access Azure Cloud Shell

There are two ways to access the Azure Cloud Shell

With the help of Browser

You can access the Azure Cloud Shell with the help of your favorite Browser. To access the Azure Cloud Shell via browser, you can access the below URL.

https://shell.azure.com/

Via Azure Portal

The Azure Portal is another easy option to access the Azure Cloud Shell. You can follow the steps below to access the Azure Portal using the Azure Cloud Shell.

  • Log in to the Azure Portal (https://portal.azure.com/)
  • Once you have logged in to the Azure Portal, You can click on the Cloud Shell button, which is present at the top right as highlighted below.
What Is Azure Cloud Shell
  • As the next step, it will ask you to select the Bash or PowerShell option. You can choose the option based on your requirements.
How to access Azure Cloud Shell
  • Note that if you are using the Cloud Shell for the first time, it will ask you to create storage if you choose Bash or PowerShell. You can click on the Create Storage button to create the storage.
How to access Azure Cloud Shell using Azure Portal
  • Now, it will take a few seconds to create the storage, and then you can see It is showing that you are Requesting a cloud shell. Succeeded and connected to the terminal successfully. Now, you can enter the different commands to manage different Azure resources.
How to access Azure Cloud Shell in Azure Portal

FAQs

Below are a few frequently asked questions and answers on Azure cloud shell.

Which resource is required to use Azure cloud shell

Answer: Below are the resources that are needed here.

What can you use to launch the Azure cloud shell?

Answer: You can access the Azure Cloud Shell from below.

What is the use of Azure Cloud shell?

Answer: You can develop and manage Azure resources using Azure Cloud Shell.

How do I save files in Azure cloud shell?

Answer: You can press Ctrl + S keys from your keyboard to save the file.

What should you use to access Azure cloud shell

Answer: User Azure Portal and click on the Cloud Shell icon from the top.

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Final thoughts

In this Azure article, we discussed What is Azure Cloud Shell, how to access it, and a few Related FAQs. Thanks for reading this article !!!