Azure NAT Gateway

Azure Virtual Machines have access to the internet by default.  We can control the public IP address used for internet access with private IP’s, load balancers, and firewalls.  This video looks at another option, an Azure NAT Gateway.  An Azure NAT Gateway attaches to a subnet and once attached, all VM’s on that subnet use the NAT Gateway for internet access.

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VM Applications with Azure Compute Gallery

Azure Compute Gallery is not just for images.  We can create application packages for Windows and Linux Virtual Machines and deploy the applications as part of a deployment or install them on existing Azure VM’s.  This video walks through creating the application package and adding applications to the Azure Compute Gallery, deploying them as part of a VM deployment, adding the application to an existing VM as well as using the uninstall feature to remove an application. 

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Use PowerShell to Create a Snapshot Based Image of an Azure Virtual Machine

PowerShell Image Snapshot

This video goes of using the SnapImage.ps1 PowerShell script.  This script automates the process of creating an image from an Azure VM without destroying it during the capture process.  At a high-level, the following steps are taken:

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Azure Virtual Machine, Gen 1 or Gen 2?

Ever wonder why there are two virtual hardware versions for Azure VM’s, Generation 1 and Generation 2?  This video goes over the difference between them and when to us one over the other.  It goes on to demonstrate the differences when provisioning and changing the OS disk size on a VM.

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New! Azure Spot Virtual Machine

Azure Spot VM
Azure Spot VM

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are an IaaS server option offered at a deep discount compared to pay-as-you-go and Reserved Instance pricing.  This video walks through deploying the new Azure Spot VM’s with the Azure Portal.  The video also gives an overview of what Azure Spot VM instances are and some considerations to using them. 

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