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Sep 14, 2018
1h 8m

At the core of administrative automation and DevOps in Azure is a thorough knowledge of multi-VM deployment. In Deploying Multiple VMs in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to use VHD images and ARM templates to deploy n number of Windows Server or Linux virtual machines to the Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how to build a custom VM image library in your Azure subscription. Next, you’ll configure Resource Manager templates for multi-VM deployment. Finally, you’ll discover how to plan, deploy, and manage virtual machine scale sets in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure multi-VM deployment that will help you as you move forward in your career 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
Hello there. My name is Tim Warner. Welcome to my course, Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure. I'm a Pluralsight staff author, Microsoft MVP, and Azure Solution Architect. This expert-level course is aimed at IT operations professionals responsible for deploying and managing Windows Server and/or Linux virtual machines in a DevOps organization. By the end of the course, you'll know how to plan and implement multi-VM deployments in Azure by using virtual hard disk images and Azure Resource Manager templates. I hope you'll join me on this journey to master Azure multi-VM deployment in our Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure course, at Pluralsight.

Configuring ARM Templates for Multi-VM Deployment
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and this is entitled Configuring ARM Templates for Multi-VM Deployment. I have three learning objectives for us today. We're going to begin by using something called Azure Policy to put guardrails on our Azure environment. For instance, you may have need to ensure that VMs are deployed only from particular regions or you can only deploy particular VM sizes. Then we'll spend time in Visual Studio creating an Azure Resource Manager template. We'll validate that template and then ultimately deploy it. Now, the template is going to define a multi-VM deployment, but the good news here is that once you have your sea legs, once you understand the basics of ARM templates, you can deploy anything in Azure using them. It's a very important skill to have, and I'm happy to teach it to you, so let's proceed.

Deploying Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner This module is entitled Deploying Azure VM Scale Sets. The Azure virtual machine scale set is referred to in the Azure literature as VMSS. Accordingly, we'll being this module by identifying VMSS target scenarios. You'll then learn how to deploy and manage scale sets, including autoscaling rules, one of the scale set's biggest advantages. We'll finish up with a new feature, at least as of this recording and late summer 2018, in which you can deploy low-priority VMs as virtual machine scale set nodes. Let's get started.