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Disks, Snapshots, and Images in Azure

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Difficulty
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Duration
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Description

This course covers disks, snapshots, and images in Azure. We'll explore the benefits of managed disks and the types of encryption you can use with them, before moving on to look at the different disk types that are available in Microsoft Azure. A guided demo from the Azure portal will show you how to add a data disk to an Azure VM.

We'll then dive into snapshots and images, where you'll learn about disk snapshots, custom images, and the differences between them. We’ll wrap things up with a few demos, where you'll get to see how to restore a VM from a snapshot and how to create a VM from a generalized image.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the benefits of managed disks, the different disks available in Azure, and how to add a disk to an Azure VM
  • Learn about snapshots and images and their characteristics
  • Restore a VM from a Snapshot
  • Create a VM from a Generalized Image

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to learn about disks, snapshots, and images in Microsoft Azure.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have some basic knowledge of working with Azure.

Transcript

Hi there. Welcome to Disks, Snapshots, and Images in Azure. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I’ll be taking you through this course.

I’m an Azure instructor at Cloud Academy and I have over 25 years of IT experience, several of those with cloud technologies. If you have any questions about this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

This course is intended for those who wish to learn about disks, snapshots, and images in Microsoft Azure. 

We’re going to start things off with an introduction to Azure managed disks. We'll take a look at the benefits of managed disks and at the types of encryption you can use with managed disks.

We’ll then take a look at the different disk types that are available in Microsoft Azure.

After we cover disk types, you'll get to watch over my shoulder as I add a data disk to an Azure VM.

We'll then dive into snapshots and images, where you'll learn about disk snapshots, custom images, and the differences between them.

We’ll wrap things up with a few demos, where you'll get to see how to restore a VM from a snapshot and how to create a VM from a generalized image.

By the time you finish this course, you should have a solid understanding of Azure disks, snapshots, and images.

We’d love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you’re finished. So, if you’re ready to learn about Azure disks, snapshots, and images, let’s get started.

About the Author
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Thomas Mitchell
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.