VM Scale Sets

Official Documentation

Service Description

Virtual machine scale sets are an Azure Compute resource you can use to deploy and manage a set of identical VMs. With all VMs configured the same, VM scale sets are designed to support true autoscale – no pre-provisioning of VMs is required – and as such makes it easier to build large-scale services targeting big compute, big data, and containerized workloads.

Getting Started

  1. Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Scale Sets
    6/9/2016, Video, 0:09:44

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Azure Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. What are virtual machine scale sets?
2. Get Started
     2.1. Create a scale set in the portal
     2.2. Create a scale set using Azure CLI
3. How To
     3.1. Plan and design
          3.1.1. Design considerations
     3.2. Deploy
          3.2.1. Scale set using the portal
          3.2.10. Work with large scale sets
          3.2.11. Convert a scale set template to use managed disk
          3.2.2. Scale set with managed disks
          3.2.3. Scale set using Visual Studio
          3.2.4. Scale set using PowerShell
          3.2.5. Scale set using Azure CLI
          3.2.6. Linux scale set with autoscale
          3.2.7. Windows scale set with autoscale
          3.2.8. Applications on scale sets
          3.2.9. Use data disks with scale sets
     3.3. Manage
          3.3.1. Windows scale set using PowerShell
          3.3.2. Autoscale and scale sets
          3.3.3. Vertical scaling in a scale set
          3.3.4. Upgrades for scale sets
          3.3.5. Advanced autoscale
          3.3.6. Using DSC and scale sets
          3.3.7. Convert a template to managed disks
     3.4. Troubleshoot
          3.4.1. Autoscale
4. Reference
     4.1. PowerShell
     4.2. Azure CLI
     4.3. REST
5. Resources
     5.1. Pricing
          5.1.1. Linux
          5.1.2. Windows
     5.2. Stack Overflow

Web Content

Content Type

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)

Date Title
6/23/2016 Introduction to Microservices


Tool Description
VMSS Dashboard tools Simple Python tools to demonstrate Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets by calling the Azure Compute REST API.