How Azure Works
- Inside Azure Datacenters, Servers are organized in racks
- Each Rack has a switch to enable the network connectivity to the physical server
- There are other servers which are used to run Cloud Consumer (User) Workloads
- Each Rack has a special Server called a Fabric Controller. This is responsible for running the workload on the physical server in a Rack
- An Orchestrator is responsible for allocating work to Fabric Controllers.
- When user operates Azure, the valid requests reach Orchestrator via API and then they get fulfilled
- Every Physical Server on Azure will have a Hypervisor
Virtualization in Azure
- Azure has not specified the exact flavor of Hypervisor which they use inside Azure.
- Microsoft claims to have a Hypervisor which is Hyper-V with some modifications.
Azure Account Creation
- Free Services From Azure
VMs in Azure
- Options for Creating a VM in Azure
- Operating System:
- Machine Size
- Username and Password (Credentials)
- Which ports of your vm will be open
- Location (Region)
- Resource Group