Creating Your First Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Microsoft Azure Portal
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Creating Virutal Machine Scale Sets Using Azure Portal
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Enabling WebServer on Azure VM Scale Sets

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DifficultyIntermediate
Time Limit1h
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Description

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.

Learning Objectives

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

Intended Audience

  • Candidates for Azure Administrator Exam (AZ-104)
  • Cloud Architects
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Engineers

Prerequisites

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:

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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.