Using Azure for IaaS requires best practices, just as an on-premise deployment does. In this video, Sharon will outline the best practices for Azure virtual machines to keep the VMs safe, secure, and performing reliably. Topics will include high availability, storage, and virtual machine and data backups.
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- [Narrator] Microsoft puts out a list of best practices…and recommendations for virtual machines.…I'm going to cover off some of the key ones here.…Always understand what your virtual machine disk limits are.…How many disks can you actually…attach to that virtual machine?…You always want to add a data disk, always, always, always.…As soon as you create your virtual machine,…I would like thinking about something…in the back of your mind,…jumping up and down saying, you need to do something.…Oh, right, add a data disk, always add one.…All your data should be stored on this data disk.…
And be aware if your virtual machine can scale,…and how far it can scale.…If you require your virtual machines to always be on,…meaning you can have absolutely no downtime,…you must configure your virtual machines…in an availability set.…You will need at least two virtual machines…within this availability set.…This ensures that when your virtual machines are rebooted,…and they will because they still…have to be maintained by Microsoft,…
- Understanding cloud technologies
- Why Azure?
- Creating virtual networks and storage
- Using Azure Active Directory for identity management and protection
- Disaster recovery with Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery
- Working with virtual machines