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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:
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.