Cloud-based virtual networks are software based, and they provide a standard way to organize and isolate Virtual Machines running in the cloud. A virtual network controls addressing, DNS settings, security policies, and routing tables.
Virtual Networks which are commonly referred to as “v-nets”, are isolated from one another. Due to the isolation, you can create networks for development, testing, and production that use the same address blocks.
To allow even further isolation, v-nets support subnets, which allow you to segment the network. Subnets will allow you to break out VMs by their purpose, which is common with tiered architectures. For example, if you have an application broken out into front-end and back-end tiers, then you might want to create two subnets, one for the front-end VMs, and another for the back-end tier.
If you're familiar with traditional networking components then you're going to feel right at home working with v-nets. So, if you're looking to learn more, then start in on the first lesson!
|Lecture||What you'll learn|
|Intro||What will be covered in this course|
|Overview||The componets of virtual networks|
|Creating a v-net||Creating a virtual network part 1|
|Completing the v-net||Creating a virtual network part 2|
|Application Gateway||The application load balancer|
|User defined routes||Using route tables|
|Traffic Manager||DNS based load balancing|
|Hybrid networking||VPNs and express route|
|Final thoughts||Wrapping up the course|
Welcome back! When it comes to Azure, networking is one of the core components, which makes understanding virtual networks worthwhile.
So that begs the question, what’s next?
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If you didn’t follow along with the demos, I recommend trying it out for yourself. You don’t need to build out the same thing that I did, however build something. Start with something simple, and begin increasing the complexity.
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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.