Introduction to virtual machines in Microsoft Azure

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Build and Deploy a virtual machine using the Microsoft Azure Portal.

Create and configure a Virtual Network for internal and external access

Connect remotely to a virtual machine using Windows Remote Desktop

2 Hours
Beginner
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

By the end of this project, you will have successfully created an Azure account, logged into the Azure Portal and created, and configured a virtual machine. You will also have tested your deployment by connecting to the VM using Windows Remote Desktop. You will build the Virtual machine through a series of tasks which include selecting the appropriate image for your VM and choosing the most appropriate options for disk storage and networking configuration. The skills learned in this guided project provide the foundation to understanding and implementing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions in Microsoft Azure. If you enjoy this project, we'd recommend exploring the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals AZ-900 Exam Prep Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/microsoft-azure-fundamentals-az-900

Skills you will develop

  • Cloud Computing

  • Administration

  • Networking

  • virtualization

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Getting Started with Azure

  2. Creating a Resource Group

  3. Creating a virtual machine The Basics

  4. Disk Storage Selection

  5. Configuring the Network

  6. Configuring Management and Monitoring

  7. Reviewing and Creating the Virtual Maching

  8. Post VM Deployment

  9. Connecting to your virtual machine remotely

  10. Stop and Deallocate a virtual machine

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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