Virtual Network

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With Virtual Network, Microsoft Azure can be used as an extension to local infrastructure where additional resources can be deployed flexibly and temporarily from the cloud. Network configurations can be created to integrate local computers or networks with network nodes in Microsoft Azure into a virtual network. The cloud resources can be provided their own IPv4 addresses, and custom routing tables can be expanded to include these resources. Combined with Virtual Machines, this makes it possible to migrate virtual machines back and forth between the customer's data center and Microsoft Azure and to provide appropriate configurations for this at the network level so that the migration occurs entirely transparently for the other network elements. Ultimately, users can utilize Azure-based resources as though they were in their own data center.

Getting Started

  1. 2/24/2017, Mva
    This course, Managing Infrastructure with Microsoft Azure - Getting Started, equips the new Azure administrator with the skills needed to be successful deploying...
  2. 12/30/2016, Video, 0:05:43
    Learn how to set up a virtual network including IP address blocks, DNS settings, security policies, and routing tables on the Azure portal.Signup for an Azure Workshop now:...
  3. 2/1/2017, Video, 0:46:44
    For a Guide to a Modern IT Environment, click: Topics discussed in this video will be Networking System Integrators, Inter-Vnet Connectivity,...
  4. 9/30/2016, Mva
    Exploring environments for your virtual machines and applications? Check out this practical Microsoft Azure Virtual Network course, one in a series of Azure training courses...
  5. 10/2/2016, Video, 1:24:46
    This session highlights the power of the Microsoft Azure Software Defined Network and Hybrid Networking to build and run enterprise grade applications. We cover how to build...
  6. 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...
  7. 9/29/2015, Video, 0:23:17
    Discover your hybrid networking connectivity choices to securely extend your on-premises network into the Microsoft cloud. Learn about the tradeoffs and how scenario...
  8. 2/1/2015, Whitepaper
    This document is a guide to enhancing network communications security to better protect virtual infrastructure and data and applications deployed in Microsoft Azure

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Virtual Network Documentation

1. Overview
     1.1. About Virtual Network
2. Quickstarts
     2.1. Create virtual network - Portal
     2.2. Create virtual network - PowerShell
     2.3. Create virtual network - Azure CLI
3. Tutorials
     3.1. Filter network traffic
     3.2. Route network traffic
     3.3. Restrict network access to resources
     3.4. Connect virtual networks
4. Samples
     4.1. Azure CLI
     4.2. Azure PowerShell
     4.3. Resource Manager templates
     4.4. Azure Policy templates
5. Concepts
     5.1. Security groups
     5.2. Routing
     5.3. Service endpoints
     5.4. Service endpoint policies
     5.5. Peering
     5.6. Virtual network TAP
     5.7. Virtual network for Azure services
     5.8. Container networking
     5.9. Kubernetes network policies
     5.10. Business continuity
     5.11. IP addressing
     5.12. Public IP prefix
     5.13. DDoS protection
     5.14. Backend Connectivity Interoperability
          5.14.1. Preface and Test Setup
          5.14.2. Test Setup Configuration
          5.14.3. Control Plane Analysis
          5.14.4. Data Plane Analysis
     5.15. Classic
          5.15.1. IP addressing
          5.15.2. Access control lists
6. How-to guides
     6.1. Plan
          6.1.1. Virtual networks
     6.2. Deploy
          6.2.1. Network security groups
      Azure PowerShell
      Azure CLI
          6.2.2. Route tables
      Azure PowerShell
      Azure CLI
          6.2.3. Service endpoints
      Azure PowerShell
      Azure CLI
          6.2.4. Service endpoint policies - Portal
          6.2.5. Virtual network peering
      Same deployment model - same subscription
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Same deployment model - different subscriptions
      Different deployment models - same subscription
      Different deployment models - different subscriptions
          6.2.6. Virtual network TAP
      Azure CLI
          6.2.7. Container networking
          6.2.8. Virtual machines
      Create a VM with a static public IP address
           Azure portal
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Create VM - Static private IP address
           Azure portal
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Create VM - Multiple network interfaces
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Create VM - Multiple IP addresses
           Azure portal
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Create VM - Accelerated networking
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
                Setup DPDK
      Virtual machine network throughput
          6.2.9. Connectivity scenarios
      Virtual network to Virtual network
      VNet (Resource Manager) to a VNet (Classic)
      VNet to on-premises network (VPN)
      VNet to on-premises network (ExpressRoute)
      Highly available hybrid network architecture
          6.2.10. Security scenarios
      Secure networks with virtual appliances
      DMZ between Azure and the Internet
      Create a DMZ with NSGs
     6.3. Configure
          6.3.1. Name resolution for VMs and cloud services
          6.3.2. Use dynamic DNS with your own DNS server
          6.3.3. Optimize network throughput
          6.3.4. View and modify hostnames
     6.4. Manage
          6.4.1. Virtual networks
      DDoS protection
          6.4.2. Network security groups
          6.4.3. Route tables
          6.4.4. Virtual machine networking
      Create or delete a network interface
      Add or remove network interfaces
      Add or remove IP addresses
          6.4.5. Public IP addresses
          6.4.6. Public IP prefix
     6.5. Troubleshoot
          6.5.1. Network security groups
          6.5.2. Routes
          6.5.3. Throughput testing
          6.5.4. Cannot delete virtual networks
          6.5.5. VM to VM connectivity problems
          6.5.6. Configure PTR for SMTP Banner Check
          6.5.7. Troubleshooting checklist for virtual appliances
          6.5.8. Troubleshooting outbound SMTP connectivity
     6.6. Classic
          6.6.1. Create and manage a virtual network
      Create a virtual network
           Azure portal
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Specify DNS settings in a virtual network configuration file
      Specify DNS settings in a service configuration file
           Network configuration file
           Migrate from an affinity group to a region
          6.6.2. Create a network security group
      Azure PowerShell
      Azure classic CLI
          6.6.3. Create a route table
      Azure PowerShell
      Azure CLI
          6.6.4. Virtual machine networking
      Create VM - Multiple network interfaces
           Azure PowerShell
           Azure CLI
      Create VM - Static private IP address
           Static IP addresses
                Azure PowerShell
                Azure CLI
           Instance level public IP address
           Access control lists
                Azure portal
                Azure PowerShell
           Move VM to a different subnet
          6.6.5. Cloud service and network security
      Create a DMZ with NSGs
      Create a DMZ with firewall and NSGs
      DMZ with firewall, UDR, and NSGs
      Sample application
7. Reference
     7.1. Azure CLI
     7.2. Azure PowerShell
     7.3. .NET
     7.4. Java
     7.5. Node.js
     7.6. Python
     7.7. REST
     7.8. Resource Manager template
     7.9. Code samples
8. Resources
     8.1. Build your skills with Microsoft Learn
     8.2. Azure roadmap
     8.3. Networking blog
     8.4. Networking forum
     8.5. Pricing
     8.6. Pricing calculator
     8.7. Stack Overflow
     8.8. FAQ

Online Training Content

Date Title
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 Networking
7/8/2016 How Microsoft IT Adapted Its Network for the Cloud
12/30/2015 Extend Your Datacenter to the Cloud
12/14/2015 Modernize Your Datacenter
6/4/2015 Platform for Hybrid Cloud with SQL Server 2014 Jump Start
5/20/2015 Microsoft Azure - Basic Services
1/20/2015 Azure Networking Fundamentals for IT Pros
1/20/2015 Azure Networking Fundamentals for IT Pros

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