Administer infrastructure resources in Azure

Virtual Machines
Azure Portal
Azure Resource Manager

Learn how to create, manage, secure and scale virtual machine resources.



Modules in this learning path

Learn about the decisions you make before creating a virtual machine, the options to create and manage the VM, and the extensions and services you use to manage your VM.

In this module, we discuss how to create a Linux virtual machine using the Azure portal.

Azure virtual machines (VMs) enable you to create dedicated compute resources in minutes that can be used just like a physical desktop or server machine.

Learn how to use the cross-platform Azure CLI to create, start, stop, and perform other management tasks related to virtual machines in Azure.

Deploy the Azure Update Management solution to update virtual machines in your cloud environment.

Learn how to configure networking in a secure way for your Azure virtual machines.

Learn how Resource Manager templates express your deployments as code, enabling you to deploy faster and more reliably.

Understand and create the different types of disk storage available to Azure virtual machines (VMs).

Moving data as fast as possible is good for business. Learn about disk performance in Azure, how caching can help optimize read and write access to storage, and how to enable caching to help optimize the performance of Azure VM disks.

Use Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) to encrypt OS and data disks on existing and new VMs.

Create a desired state configuration script that checks that IIS is installed. Onboard virtual machines (VMs) for management by Azure Automation. Automatically install IIS on the VMs where that feature is missing.

Evaluate monitoring options for an Azure virtual machine (VM). Enable diagnostics to get data about your VM. View VM metrics in Azure Metrics Explorer. Create a metric alert to monitor performance.