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As you know, I’m a huge fan of Windows Azure. One of the features I’ve come to truly appreciate over the past two months is the cross-platform command line tools we’ve created to enable you to manage your Azure resources right from the terminal. While we’ve got some great documentation (http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/linux/other-resources/command-line-tools/) on the tool, I wanted to spend some time writing a series of short blog posts showing you how to get started using the tools to manage your cloud. In this initial installment, I’ll show you how to install the tools.
A quick note, I’m using a MacBook Air with OS X (Mountain Lion) installed. I’m also using Google Chrome as my default browser. The steps to install the tools on Windows and Linux are slightly different.
In my case, I download the version for Mac. Once downloaded, double-click the installer to launch it.
After double-clicking Install Command Line Interface,
on the Introduction
“Read” the license and click Continue.
Agree to the license.
After the installation completes successfully, click Close.
To test the install, launch an instance of your platform’s command line (Bash, Terminal, Command Prompt, etc.), type azure and press Enter.
If you see something similar to the picture above, the installation was successful and you’re almost ready to start managing your Windows Azure services from the command line.
In the next post, I’ll show you how to download your Windows Azure account information.
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