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Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration1h 27m
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Description

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

The course 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 course explores availability sets and availability zones and gives a demonstration that shows you how to create an availability set using the Azure portal.

The course 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 course is a section on basic management tasks; you’ll learn how to start, stop, restart, redeploy, and resize virtual machines.

This course 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.

For any feedback you may have relating to this course, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

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

Prerequisites

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

Transcript

Hi there. Welcome to Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I’ll be taking you through this course.

I’m in 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 feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

This course is intended for those who are interested in learning about the basics of Azure virtual machines. To get the most from this course you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and of the Azure portal.

We’re going to start things off by looking at what virtual machines are and what resources are necessary before deploying a virtual machine. We will also cover Azure VM pricing and the different virtual machine options that are available to you.

We’ll then take a look at availability sets and availability zones. You’ll also get to see a demonstration that shows you how to create an availability set, using the Azure portal.

Later on, we will dive into the deployments of both a Windows virtual machine and a Linux virtual machine. I’ll walk you through a demonstration of how to deploy each, and how to connect to each. We’ll connect to the Windows VM using RDP and we’ll connect to the Linux VM via SSH, using putty.

We’ll wrap things up by covering basic management tasks. You’ll learn how to start VMs, stop VMs, redeploy VMs, and resize VMs.

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 virtual machines, let’s get started.

About the Author
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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.