Overview of Features for Azure VMs
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Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines are a very foundational and fundamental resource in Cloud Computing. Deploying virtual machines gives you more flexibility and control over your cloud infrastructure and services, however, it also means you have more responsibility to maintain and configure these resources. This course gives you an overview of why use virtual machines as well as how to create, configure, and monitor VMs in Azure Resource Manager.

Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines: What You'll Learn

Lesson What you'll learn
Overview Overview of the course and the Learning Objectives
What is a Virtual Machine? Understand what are Azure Virtual Machines and what workloads are ideal for VMs
Creating and Connecting to Azure VMs Learn to deploy Windows and Linux VMs as well as how to connect to these VMs
Scaling Azure Virtual Machines Understand VM scaling, load-balancing, and Availability Sets in Azure Resource Manager
Configuration Management Understand the basic concepts of Desired State Configuration and the options available to Azure VMs
Design and Implement VM Storage Gain an understanding of the underlying Storage options available to VMs as well as Encryption
Configure Monitoring & Alerts for Azure VMs Learn to monitor VMs in Azure Resource Manager as well as configure alerts.
Summary Course summary and conclusion


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Azure Virtual Machines are very capable. We’ll go more in detail with Azure VMs later in this course, but to give you a taste of what’s possible, here is a list of just some features available to Azure VMs.

Autoscale and Virtual Machine Scale Sets allows you to easily deploy and scale your VMs automatically based on resource demand
VMs can be of different sizes allowing you to cut costs as well as be adjusted later
VMs can be placed on separate virtual networks for isolation and segmentation yet still have the capability of connecting to each other as well as with on-premises machines
Much of the remote administration for VMs can be performed outside the VM through the Azure Portal and other tools such as Azure PowerShell.
Resources that make up the VM are separate from the VM itself allowing you to re-attach disks, network interface cards, Public IPs, etc. as well as rebuild a VM without having to remove any of these resources making rebuilding VMs that much easier.

Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with some of these terms now as by the end of this course you’ll have a full understanding of these features.

About the Author
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Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses.  Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques.  He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.