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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. 2/24/2017, Trainings
    This course, Managing Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure - Getting Started, equips the new Azure administrator with the skills needed to be successful deploying...
  2. 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...
  3. 9/22/2016, Video, 0:03:58
    Learn how to create a Windows Server Virtual Machine and manage it with Remote Desktop.
  4. 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...
  5. 9/28/2016, Video, 1:08:59
    The benefits of Cloud to IT organizations is undeniable, yet many of you are in early stages of plotting out your journey to the Cloud. Microsoft Azure IaaS is a collection of...
  6. 11/28/2017, Video, 0:56:03
    For many applications, the easiest path to the cloud is to move them to an Azure virtual machine. Azure Virtual Machines offers a fully customizable cloud environment that can...
  7. 10/2/2016, Video, 1:13:11
    Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines launched support under Azure Resource Manager (ARM) last June. Over this time Microsoft, partners and community members have published...

Learning

Learning Paths

Azure for the Data Engineer
Published: 1/31/2019, Length: 1:51:00
This learning path guides data engineers through the evolving benefits your organization gains with Azure cloud data platform technologies.
Architect compute infrastructure in Azure
Published: 10/22/2019, Length: 6:54:00
Learn how to architect compute infrastructure and solutions to automate your business processes in Azure.
AZ-104: Prerequisites for Azure administrators
Published: 5/14/2020, Length: 6:30:00
Learn the basic concepts you'll need to know as an Azure administrator and prepare for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.

Learning Modules

Implement Windows Server IaaS VM network security
Published: 9/25/2020, Length: 1:09:00
Add and size disks in Azure virtual machines
Published: 9/24/2018, Length: 0:36:00
Audit the security of Windows Server IaaS Virtual Machines
Published: 9/24/2020, Length: 0:45:00

Virtual Machines News

11/30/2020, Service Updates
The latest Azure Site Recovery update provides provides fixes, updated Linux support for disaster recovery of Azure VMs, VMware VMs, and physical servers, and download links for Site Recovery...
11/26/2020, MS Tech Community
Overview This document covers the step by step procedure to set up and configure SAP on Oracle ASM (Oracle Linux 8.2 /Oracle 19c) on Azure . As this setup involves a large number of steps, it is...
11/26/2020, MS Tech Community
Overview This document covers step by step procedure to set up and configure SAP on Oracle ASM (Oracle Linux 8.2 /Oracle 19c) on Azure . As this setup involves a large number of steps, it is very...
11/26/2020, MS Tech Community
Hi Everyone,   Zoheb here again with my colleague Tim Beasley. Today, we will be sharing some best practices to help ensure that your VMs (virtual machines) (including Domain Controllers) are...
11/26/2020, MS Tech Community
Hi Everyone,   Zoheb here again with my colleague Tim Beasley. Today, we will be sharing some best practices to help ensure that your VMs (virtual machines) (including Domain Controllers) are...
11/23/2020, MS Tech Community
Contributed by @Orin Thomas    Currently the Windows Admin Center (WAC) add-in for the Azure Portal is in preview. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the preview is oversubscribed, and you...
11/20/2020, Service Updates
Shared Image Gallery introduces new features to copy image versions, use disks or VMs to create image versions, and export a managed from an image version.
11/19/2020, Service Updates
Announcing the Public Preview of the Guest Health feature of Azure Monitor for Virtual Machines, that monitors the health of your virtual machines and fires an alert when any of the parameters...
11/19/2020, MS Tech Community
Another busy week for cloud services at Microsoft.  Here are the news items the team at AzUpdate are covering this week: New Priority Account capabilities now available in Microsoft 365, Azure...
11/19/2020, MS Tech Community
In this episode with Amit Banerjee, you will review new Software Assurance core benefits for high availability and disaster recovery can make running SQL Server on Azure virtual machine cheaper...
11/18/2020, MS Tech Community
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. In November, 65 offers from Cognosys Inc. successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. Cognosys continues to be a leading...
11/17/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
Coinciding with this week’s Kubecon and Open Azure Day virtual events, today we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Hybrid Benefit functionality for Linux customers, allowing you to...
11/16/2020, Microsoft Azure Blog
It was this time a year ago during SC’19 when Azure unveiled the HBv2 clusters of Virtual Machines (VM) for high performance computing (HPC). At the time, we characterized this uniquely powerful...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Since March of this year, Microsoft has been a member of the COVID-19 HPC Consortium formed between government agencies, universities, and the private sector, to provide HPC resources to...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Overview: Questions about security and privacy data in Azure Cache for Redis are legitim and can be a concern. Azure in general offers some different ways to encrypt data depending of the...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Hello Folks,   In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally.  It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without...
11/16/2020, MS Tech Community
Hello Folks,   In my last post I discussed how you can run the managed image that the Azure Cloud Shell is based on locally.  It allows you to leverage the Azure Shell managed environment without...
11/12/2020, MS Tech Community
1. Update to SAP on Azure Documentation Several important updates to Azure documentation have been made recently. Customers and Partners are recommended to regularly review the SAP on Azure...
11/12/2020, Service Updates
We are expanding our SAP HANA certifications, enabling you to run production SAP HANA workloads on the Edsv4 virtual machines sizes.