Publish a VM Offer
VM Offers are intended for deploying a single virtual machine.
Virtual Machine offers are used to deploy and transact a virtual machine (VM) instance through Marketplace. The solution must consist of a single VM. Anything more complex requires an Azure Apps offer.
When a customer ‘purchases’ a VM offer, the VM will be deployed into the customer’s Azure subscription. As a consequence, VM offers can only be published in Azure Marketplace (not AppSource).
VM offers support the Transact listing type. They also support the BYOL listing type. A Test drive option is also available.
Transact VM offers are billed on a usage-based PAYG (Pay As You Go) model. Each plan can be created with a free trial option giving you the option to offer customers a 1 / 3 / 6 month period with no licence fees.
Pre-requisites and overview.
Create VM Image
Create and customise a VM image for publishing to Marketplace.
Test VM Image
Test the VM image before publishing.
VM Offer with SIG
Use Shared Image Gallery to Publish
VM Offer with SAS
Use Shared Access Signature to Publish
Create the listing in Partner Center and publish the offer.