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Azure Virtual Machines

Gives the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions, development and testing, running applications and extending on-premises data center. It is the freedom of software configured the way you need it.

It is as if it was another rack in on-premises data center. it giving you the power to deploy an application in seconds instead of weeks.

Azure provides wide range support for creating VMs with Linux, Windows Server, SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP etc.

Azure provides multiple ways of creating VM
1. Azure Portal
2. Azure PowerShell
3. Azure CLI

This article focuses on creating VM using Azure Portal, to know more about Azure Powershell and creating VM using PowerShell, please refer Azure Powershell

Create VM Step by Step

1. Sign in the resource management portal https://portal.azure.com

2. Select New -> Compute -> select desired VM image from the list -> select Resource Manager as deployment model -> Create

Azure Provides wide range of virtual machine images VM Images

You can click on “See All” link to view all the available images.

 

 

3. VM Configuration details.
You can select existing resource manager or can opt to create new. Select the datacenter location which would be nearest to the users. Name becomes the name of VM. User Name and Password becomes the credentials of local administrator of VM.

VM Basic configuration

4. VM Size or pricing tier
To see the complete list, click the View All link. Select the size that you want to use, and then click the Select button to return to the previous blade.

If you want to know more about Virtual Network and Sub net, please refer another article Understand Azure Virtual Network.

VM Pricing Tier

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following is the list of available VMs in different pricing tier

TypeSizesDescription
General purposeDSv2, Dv2, DS, D, Av2, A0-7Balanced CPU-to-memory ratio. Ideal for testing and development, small to medium databases, and low to medium traffic web servers.
Compute optimizedFs, FHigh CPU-to-memory ratio. Good for medium traffic web servers, network appliances, batch processes, and application servers.
Memory optimizedGS, G, DSv2, DSHigh memory-to-core ratio. Great for relational database servers, medium to large caches, and in-memory analytics.
Storage optimizedLsHigh disk throughput and IO. Ideal for Big Data, SQL, and NoSQL databases.
GPUNV, NCSpecialized virtual machines targeted for heavy graphic rendering and video editing. Available with single or multiple GPUs.
High performance computeH, A8-11Our fastest and most powerful CPU virtual machines with optional high-throughput network interfaces (RDMA).

5. Summary
Click OK on the summary blade, A VM is created from a VM image, which might correspond to one or more VHD files. e.g. OS & Data drives, these drives are .vhd files stored on storage account.

VM Summary

6 Virtual machine in Portal
You can see virtual machine in the list of all resources. Select the virtual machine and click on connect button to login. Use the credentials which were provided during creation of VM.

VM in Portal

 

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