Azure Classroom Series – 27/Nov/2020

Azure VM

  • Lets create a VM and observe the other resources created Preview
  • When an azure vm is created the following resources are required/created
    • Virtual Network and Subnets
    • Network Interface
    • Public ip address
    • Network Security Group
    • Disk
    • Storage Account (Optional) Preview

Azure VM Image

  • Lets try to find images that we can use to create Virtual Machines
  • Azure VM Images are offered using
    • Azure Marketplace: Has the VM Images maintained by microsoft and also Third parties Preview Preview Preview
    • We can also create a vm image and make it available in marketplace, if we have any offerings.
    • VM Images created from Marketplace might have extra software usage costs in addition to vm costs (These costs are also hourly)
    • Some Marketplace vm images allow you to bring your own license.
    • Every Marketplace in Azure has the following attributes
      • Publisher: Organization that created the image Examples: Microsoft, Canonical, RedHat
      • Offer: The name of the related images created by publisher. Examples: Windows Server, Ubuntu Server, Centos
      • SKU: A particular instance of an offer. Examples: 2016-Datacenter, 18.04-LTS, 7
      • Version: The version number of image SKU
    • Refer Here for linux vm images and Refer Here for windows vm images
  • Lets create an ubuntu server and install lamp in it Refer Here for installation steps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache2 -y
sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql -y
sudo apt-get install -y php-cli
sudo -i
echo "<?php phpinfo(); ?>" > /var/www/html/info.php
sudo systemctl restart apache2
  • After this navigate to http://<publicip>/info.php
  • At this moment we have a vm with some software stack running in it. If we want to make this software stack reusable by many users better create a vm image with that
  • Lets have a look at vm image creation options
    • Shared Gallery Preview Preview Preview
    • Managed VM Image Preview

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