Documentation

Service Description

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:

Learning

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

1/17/2020, Service Updates
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process. This...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:42:04]
We made an exciting announcement on Monday introducing Azure Arc. Azure Arc is a set of technologies that enables Azure data services and extends Azure management across your environment. For...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:12:21]
PowerShell 7.0, the next major release of PowerShell, is poised to meet all of your management needs, whether you’re managing Azure or your own on-premises infrastructure, or across Windows,...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:15:57]
This session presents real-world deployments and practical tips on how IT and security teams are leveraging leading software solutions like Qualys pre-integrated with Microsoft Azure Security...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:34:03]
In this session, Cloud & Datacenter MVP Tim Warner walks attendees through how they can administer their Azure VMs securely through Azure Bastion without need for a dedicated jumpbox. By the end...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:18:42]
Microsoft Azure offers unbeatable cost saving options for Windows Server and SQL Server workloads in Azure. Azure Hybrid Benefit offers savings for on-premises customers who have licenses with...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:49:40]
The combination of proximity placement groups, generation 2 Azure VMs, Azure Ultra Disks, pre-provisioning services and ephemeral OS disks can bring the performance of your applications to the...
1/16/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:17:49]
For the past several years, enterprises have been making the switch and moving more and more enterprise Linux workloads onto Azure – to the point that Linux makes up more than 50% of Azure...
1/15/2020, Azure Podcast
Jason Stevens, a Software Engineer in the Commercial Software Engineering group at Microsoft, explains how Pivotal software can be deployed on Azure and gives us fascinating insights into some of...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:46:55]
We made a major announcement on Monday introducing Azure Arc. If you are looking to manage, govern and secure your Windows and Linux Servers and Kubernetes clusters across an environment that...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:18:38]
In this session, we share how Microsoft and Linux distribution partners work together to drive faster release of ASR support in new kernel versions Learn from the real-life experiences in...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:42:55]
Join this session to learn how to get started and optimize SQL Server on Linux in Azure Virtual Machines. This interactive session includes demos about how to get started and best practices for...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:50:47]
Join the IT leader from Albertsons' to learn how Microsoft Azure became their cloud of choice, how Albertsons' DevOps team was formed and how they built their solutions on Azure. In the session,...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:19:34]
Visual Studio Code's remote development extensions enable you to develop and debug code in remote environments, including Linux-based environments like WSL and Docker. In this session, learn how...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:12:31]
Learn how customers can run their VMware Software Defined Data Center (ESXi, vCenter, NSX-T and vSAN) on native Azure baremetal hardware. This session provides an overview of key use cases,...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:20:48]
Bring your mission critical apps to Azure! Azure Professional Support provides you the most comprehensive coverage and unique industry leading integrated co-located support options with 24/7...
1/14/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
Cryptocurrency mining attacks continue to represent a threat to many of our Azure Linux customers.
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:48:10]
Protecting and backing up your data across a hybrid cloud environment is not an easy task. Learn about the top pitfalls and mistakes to avoid if you are backing up your on-premises Windows and...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [0:21:45]
If you love working from the command line, this session covers all the things you need to know to get the most out of the experience on Windows, Mac, and Linux. We start with Windows command...
1/14/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Ignite [1:02:45]
System Center Operations Manager 2019 has provided significant enhancements in Azure integration, HTML5 dashboards, improved notifications, Linux workload support and more. Hear from large...