Introduction to IaaS in Azure – Part 2 – virtual machines in Azure

Introduction to IaaS in Azure – Part 2 – virtual machines in Azure

The Microsoft Azure cloud is constantly evolving and it was time to refresh our Introduction to IaaS course in Azure. This is done with a complete update of the content which is now all fresh.

On the program: the different families of virtual machines, standard or premium disks, operating systems and supported applications (including SAP HANA), MarketPlace Azure, VM extensions, possible SLAs with availability groups / zones availability, VMScaleSet.

To go further on the topics, some additional resources:

Series B
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-b-series-our-new-burstable-vm-size/

Dv3 and Ev3 series
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-dv3-and-ev3-vm-sizes/

Nested Virtualization
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/nested-virtualization-in-azure/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/virtualization/hyper-v-on-windows/ user-guide / nested-virtualization

Fv2 series
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/fv2-vms-are-now-available-the-fastest-vms-on-azure/

L and Lv2 series
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-storage-optimized-virtual-machines-l-series/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ Announcing-the-lv2-series-vms-powered-by-the-amd-EPYC-processor /

M series
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-b-series-and-m-series/

Microsoft server software support for Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721672

Linux kernel optimized for Azure
https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/09/21/microsoft-and-canonical-increase-velocity-with-azure-tailored-kernel/

SAP machines
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-offers-market-leading-support-for-sap-hana-workloads/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/ services / virtual-machine / sap-hana

Azure Marketplace
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-new-azure-marketplace-experience/

Azure Storage
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-larger-higher-scale-storage-accounts/
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-introduces- new disks-sizes-up-to-4tb /

VM disk encryption
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuresecurity/archive/2015/05/11/azure-disk-encryption-management-for-windows-and-linux-virtual-machines.aspx
https: //docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-disk-encryption
https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/wikis/DMCrypt

Extensions for VM
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/virtual-machines-windows-extensions-features

OSPatching
https://github.com/Azure/azure-linux-extensions/tree/master/OSPatching

SLA and VM Azure
https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/legal/sla/virtual-machines/v1_6/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/ windows / impactful and maintenance

VMScaleSet
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/virtual-machine-scale-sets-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/ virtual-machine scale-sets / virtual-machine-sets-scale design-overview

Hope this study guide will be useful for you. Don’t hesitate to share, or post a comment or send me a message on Twitter @sanjeev or on LinkedIn
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Last but not least, don’t forget to spend time on http://microsoft.com/learn where you can find additional materials to prepare your certification.

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