Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines

Intermediate
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This lesson will give you a basic understanding of Azure virtual machines (VMs) and how you can use them in your Azure environments.

The lesson begins by introducing you to Azure VMs and what resources are necessary to deploy them, before moving onto pricing and the different virtual machine options available. Next, the lesson explores availability sets and availability zones and gives a demonstration that shows you how to create an availability set using the Azure portal.

The lesson shows how to deploy both Windows and Linux virtual machines, and you'll get a demonstration of how to deploy and connect to each. Rounding off the lesson is a section on basic management tasks; you’ll learn how to start, stop, restart, redeploy, and resize virtual machines.

This lesson is packed full of real-world demonstrations from within the Azure portal to give you first-hand experience of how to get the most from Azure Virtual Machines.

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Learning Objectives

  • Gain a foundational understanding of Azure virtual machines, their features, and their pricing
  • Learn how to set up availability sets
  • Learn how to create and connect to both Windows and Linux virtual machines with Azure
  • Learn how to manage your Azure VMs including starting, stopping, restarting, redeploying, and resizing VMs

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who is interested in learning about the basics of Azure virtual machines.

Prerequisites

To get the most from this lesson you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and of the Azure portal.

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