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.

Getting Started

  1. Virtual Machines Learning Path
    10/3/2016, Webpage
  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

Tools

Tool Description
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.

Videos

Date Title Length
3/23/2017 Backup Pre-Checks for Azure VM Backup 0:02:19
3/17/2017 Migrate Virtual Machines to Azure with Azure Site Recovery 0:02:09
3/16/2017 SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine 0:38:01
2/15/2017 Continuous Integration with Jenkins Using Azure VM Agents 0:08:51
2/15/2017 Host Jenkins on Azure 0:08:48
2/14/2017 SQL Server in an Azure VM - What's New 0:38:00
2/14/2017 Tuesdays with Corey - All sorts of goodness with Managed Disks in Azure 0:12:03
2/13/2017 Using Azure Cloud Console to deploy a VM 0:00:39
2/1/2017 Create a Windows Server Virtual Machine 0:04:00
12/7/2016 Using Azure Cloud Console to deploy a VM 0:00:38

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