I was following the article SharePoint Server 2016 dev/test environment in Azure to create a SharePoint Server 2016 environment in Azure.
I reached the step to create the Virtual Machine that will be used as the domain controller using the cmdlet below
New-AzureRMVM -ResourceGroupName $rgName -Location $locName -VM $vm
After waiting for several minutes I decided to cancel the operation. When I retried the same cmdlet, I got the following error.
New-AzureRMVM -ResourceGroupName $rgName -Location $locName -VM $vm -Verbose VERBOSE: Performing the operation "New" on target "adVM". New-AzureRMVM : Long running operation failed with status 'Failed'. ErrorCode: VMAgentStatusCommunicationError ErrorMessage: VM 'adVM' has not reported status for VM agent or extensions. Please verify the VM has a running VM agent, and can establish outbound connections to Azure storage. StartTime: 18/11/2016 15:42:46 EndTime: 18/11/2016 15:42:46 OperationID: f1ecb302-9da9-4a76-9b0c-463b5e89c41c Status: Failed At line:1 char:1 + New-AzureRMVM -ResourceGroupName $rgName -Location $locName -VM $vm -Verbose + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ + CategoryInfo : CloseError: (:) [New-AzureRmVM], ComputeCloudException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Compute.NewAzureVMCommand
I spent a while trying to understand what the error message meant. In that scenerio the error message was thrown because the VM requested was created successfully even though I interrupted the operation before. The error thrown was to prevent creating another VM with the same details.
When I created the second VM, I waited long enough till the success message was displayed.