Creating Your First Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Azure Virtual Machines Scale Sets (VMSS) is an IaaS that allows you to create and manage a group of Virtual Machines (VM) behind a load balancer. Scale sets provide you the ability to increase and decrease the number of VMs based on the workload's requirement and user's demand. VMSS allows you to build large-scale infrastructure suitable for big data and compute.
VMSS helps improve the performance and redundancy of applications requiring a VM with a dedicated OS for hosting the workloads. Since the application is accessed through a load balancer, the requests are distributed to multiple workloads without overloading a single host.
In this hands-on lab, you will create a Scale Set and run an Nginx web server using VM Extension.
Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:
- Understand the Virtual Machine Scale Set offering
- Configuring VMSS service in Azure
- Understand and configure VM Extension to install a web server on VMSS host
- Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
- Cloud Architects
- DevOps Engineers
- Software Engineers
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
- Azure Virtual Machines
- Azure Storage Accounts
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:
October 5th, 2023: Updated instruction to resolve custom script error and missing load balancer
Parveen is an Azure advocate with previous experience in the professional consulting services industries. He specializes in infrastructure and DevOps with a wide range of knowledge in security and access management. He is also an Azure Certified - DevOps Engineer Expert, Security Engineer, Developer Associate, Administrator Associate, CompTIA Certified - Network+, Security+, and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
Parveen enjoys writing about cloud technologies and sharing the knowledge with the community to help students upskill in the cloud.