Virtual Machines

Official 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:

Getting Started

  1. Azure202x - Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
    5/30/2017, Mva
  2. Create a Windows Server Virtual Machine
    9/22/2016, Video, 0:03:58
  3. Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Virtual Machines
    9/30/2016, Mva
  4. Use Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as a starting point on your cloud journey
    9/28/2016, Video, 1:08:59
  5. Master VMs in Microsoft Azure Resource Manager
    10/2/2016, Video, 1:13:11

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Online Training Content

Date Title
5/30/2017 Azure202x - Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
5/30/2017 Azure212x - Migrating Workloads to Azure
5/24/2017 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions
3/30/2017 Pluralsight: Microsoft Azure IaaS Monitoring and Management - Getting Started
3/13/2017 Pluralsight: Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines - Getting Started
2/24/2017 Pluralsight: Managing Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure - Getting Started
9/30/2016 Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Introduction to Microsoft Azure
9/30/2016 Microsoft Azure for IT Pros Content Series: Virtual Machines
6/23/2016 Introduction to Microservices
3/31/2016 Common Tasks for Linux on Azure

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Tool Description
Automatic Packet Capture ACDC (Azure Connectivity Diagnostic Collector) script allows to automatically start packet capture traces (.cap) on Azure VMs and probing sources as soon as a connectivity failure is detected.
Resize AzureRm Virtual Machine There may be times when you have to scale your virtual machines up or down your Virtual Machines and changing the Virtual Machines size is straight forward, you can change the size of a Azure virtual machine by using either the Azure Management Portal or PowerShell commands. Ho
Automate Installation of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Virtual Machine Extensions Script to automate the installation of VM Extensions on Azure VMs. The "Extension Name" (Type) and "Publisher Name" are passed are parameters, along with optional "SettingString" JSON that can be used to configure Extension properties.
Azure Enterprise Lift and Shift Checklist This Excel file acts as a checklist to accompany the Azure Enterprise Lift and Shift Guidance.The link to the Guidance article is coming soon.The guidance discusses the process enterprise IT staff and decision makers can use to identify and plan the migration of applications and
CloudMonix CloudMonix enhances Microsoft Azure by providing deep monitoring of most of Azure's infrastructure via live dashboards, ability to self-heal from many different production issues, on-demand historical performance and uptime reports, customizable alerts & notifications, sophisticated auto-scaling engine, integration to third party systems, and a lot more.
Virtual Machine Optimization Assessment Tool The free Virtual Machine Optimization Tool automatically inspects SQL Server, Active Directory, and SharePoint deployments and provides a detailed set of prioritized recommendations and step-by-step instructions for improvement. Aimed especially at IT pros, this tool is a companion to the Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment Tool.
Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment Tool The Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment Tool automatically inspects your on-premises environment, whether it is physical or virtualized, and provides you with a check list and detailed report on steps you need to take to move your environment to the cloud.


Date Title Length
8/14/2017 App Service Domains 0:11:44
8/4/2017 Importing an on-premises VM into Azure 0:33:51
7/27/2017 Using Azure Scheduled Events to Prepare for VM Maintenance 0:12:51
7/26/2017 Microsoft and Red Hat Partner and Deliver Integrated Support, a Unique Offering in the IT World 0:10:28
7/21/2017 Cloud Tech 10 - 17th July 2017 - Azure Stack, Nested Virtualisation, Azure Batch CLI and more! 0:08:04
7/14/2017 Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS Virtual Machines with Azure Site Recovery 0:08:03
7/10/2017 SAP on Azure - Technical Overview 0:55:51
7/6/2017 Backup Azure IaaS VMs running WS 2016 0:03:08
6/22/2017 Microsoft Azure OpenDev--June 2017 3:28:04
6/22/2017 Lessons from Skype in migrating and managing large-scale Linux infrastructure on Azure IaaS 0:29:30

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