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Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

You may be tasked with configuring virtual machines running in Azure--how do you get started? This course will teach you how to secure, protect, and optimize Windows Server and Linux virtual machines running in Azure.
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(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 14, 2018
Duration
1h 42m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Sep 14, 2018
Duration
1h 42m
Description

At the core of configuration management in Microsoft Azure is a thorough knowledge of how to connect to and manage Azure-based virtual machines (VMs). In this course, Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to configure Windows Server and Linux VMs in Azure for maximum performance, availability, and security. First, you’ll learn how to manage VM configurations, including storage, networking, and extensions. Next, you’ll explore how to maximize VM availability, involving availability sets, availability zones, and Azure Advisor. Finally, you’ll discover how to enforce VM security in Azure, including role-based access control (RBAC) and Azure Security Center. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM configuration that will help you as you move forward in your work as a Microsoft Azure administrator or solution architect.

About the author
About the author

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Tim Warner. Welcome to my course, Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure. I'm a Pluralsight staff author, Microsoft MVP, and Azure Solution Architect. Are you an IT operations professional who's responsible for configuring Windows Server and Linux VMs in Azure and you're wondering where to start? This beginner-level course teaches you from start to finish how to manage existing Windows Server and Linux virtual machines running in Azure. By the end of the course, you'll understand the VM environment in the Azure virtual network. You'll know how to configure VM compute, storage, and network resources for maximum security and performance. I hope you'll join me on this journey to master Azure virtual machine configuration in our Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure course, at Pluralsight.

Managing VM Availability
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. This module is named Managing VM Availability. My name is Tim Warner. This module is all about the various tools that Microsoft gives us to ensure high availability for our Windows Server and Linux virtual machines. To that end, we'll begin by learning how to implement availability at multiple levels, the VM, datacenter, and region. The second half of this module is concerned with failover recovery, in particular, how to use Azure Site Recovery to provide very short recovery point objectives, RPOs, and RTOs, recovery time objectives, for your virtual machine workloads in Azure. And we'll finish up by introducing you to a service that I always recommend to my consulting clients, Azure Advisor. If you're not using it, you should be, and I'll convince you by the end of this module, that's for sure. Let's get started.

Managing VM Security
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and this is the third module of our Configuring VMs course. Its title is Managing VM Security. I have a number of security-related topics for you in this lesson. We're going to begin by configuring resource-level security for our Azure virtual machines using a wonderful feature of Azure Resource Manager called role-based access control, or RBAC. We'll then look again at the various subsystems that make up a virtual machine, looking at storage security and then finally network security, paying particular attention to the and a feature of Azure Security Center that I love called Just-In-Time, or JIT, VM Access. Because JIT VM Access is part of Security Center, I'm going to finish this module, which is the last module of this course, by formally treating Azure Security Center. This is an Azure feature that's indispensable, in my humble opinion. Let's get started. We have a lot of ground to cover.