Documentation

Overview

Overview

Virtual Machines introduce the IaaS element to Microsoft Azure. They allow the operation of virtual machines on Microsoft Azure that were created by the user or provided by Microsoft. These are charged by the minute. Provisioning a virtual machine requires only the specification of a VHD (standard VHDs are used here) for the booting process, the VM size, and a few configuration parameters (e.g., administrator account, DNS name) depending on the selected VHD.

Documentation for Virtual Machines is split into several sections:

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 3/13/2017, Trainings
    Most Azure administrators go through a "gotcha" period in which they realize they made mistakes only after deployment. This course, Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines - Getting...
  2. 9/30/2016, Trainings
    Want to know more about Microsoft Azure? Join MVP Corey Hynes as he explores Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, in this installment in a series of courses designed to teach you...

Linux Virtual Machines News

9/16/2020, Service Updates
Azure Files now adds support for NFS v4.1 file system protocol for an easy migration of your Linux-centric workloads.
9/15/2020, Service Updates
The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for the Mobility service, and download links for Site Recovery components.
9/10/2020,
The Azure Sphere OS quality update 20.09 is now available for evaluation in the Retail Eval feed. The retail evaluation period provides 14 days for backwards compatibility testing. During this...
9/10/2020,
We just made building video analytics solutions simpler from edge to cloud with a new Azure IoT Central application template. This application template integrates Azure Live Video analytics video...
9/1/2020, Service Updates
The new D v4 and E v4 series Azure Virtual Machines feature the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL custom processor, can achieve up to 3.4Ghz all core turbo frequency, and offer up to 504 GiB of RAM.
9/1/2020, Service Updates
You can now run Dsv4, Ddsv4, Esv4, and Edsv4 Azure VMs on Dedicated Hosts. The new Dedicated Hosts SKUs are based on the Intel Xeon Platinum 8272CL (Cascade Lake) processor, which offers improved...
8/24/2020,
In our continued effort to increase the baseline security of Azure Sphere, we have now released the Azure Sphere 20.08 quality fix that brings along a number of security enhancements to the...
8/20/2020, MS Dev Blogs
Support for Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 distros is being backported to Windows 10 version 1903, and 1909! Yes, you read that right. We heard how much you liked WSL 2 and wanted to expand...
8/20/2020,
The Azure Sphere 20.08 OS quality release is now available in the Retail feed. This update includes enhancements and bug fixes in the Azure Sphere OS including a security update that represents a...
8/19/2020, Service Updates
On August 1, 2020, Azure Backups support for HANA databases running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) became generally available. This offering is available across all Azure regions except for...
8/12/2020, Service Updates
Azure Backup now supports restoring unmanaged VMs/Disks as Managed Disks, backup for Virtual Machine Scale Sets, and allows replacing existing disks for VMs with Managed Service Identity
7/31/2020,
The release of 20.07 brought along a range of security enhancements and changes to Azure Sphere. As head of the Operating System Platform (OSP) Security team, I want to provide more insights into...
7/29/2020,
About the 20.07 feature release The 20.07 feature release contains new features for application development and tenant certificate renewal, additional promotions of Beta features to long-term...
July introduces new options to drill into your cost data, save on Azure VMs and Data Lake storage, as well as new videos for even more cost-saving tips and tricks.
Azure Arc is a preview service that enables users to create and attach Kubernetes clusters both inside and outside of Azure. Azure Arc also enables the user to manage Windows and Linux machines...
7/24/2020,
  #JulyOT This is part of the #JulyOT IoT Tech Community series, a collection of blog posts, hands-on-labs, and videos designed to demonstrate and teach developers how to build projects with...
7/21/2020,
Improve health, wellbeing, and productivity by tracking your home workspace CO2 levels How to build a healthier working environment by monitoring CO2, temperature, and humidity levels with an...
Today, we’re announcing the general availability of—enabling you to migrate your existing on-premises Windows and Linux-based clustered environments to Azure. We’re also announcing important new...
Azure Migrate now supports assessments for Azure VMware Solution (AVS), providing even more options for you to plan your migration to Azure.
6/25/2020,
The Azure Sphere OS quality update 20.06 is now available in the Retail feed. This release includes an OS update with the following enhancements: Fixed a problem that caused a segmentation fault...