Course info
Jun 24, 2015
2h 20m

I will build a server network lab in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. This is so you can learn, step-by-step, how to build, deploy, and customize virtual machines in Windows Azure. I designed this course specifically for IT professionals who want to use Azure but know little about Azure. After completion of this course, you can add "Competent in the Azure VM Environment" to your skillset.

About the author
About the author

Gary has been working in Information Technology for over 15 years. He has worked with Exchange Server since version 5.5 and has experience in both training and hands on implementations. His energetic delivery and passion for technology makes him a popular trainer. He has developed many online courses and delivers training all over the world.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Deploy and Configure VM plaz-HQ1
In Module 2, we build on what we did in Module 1. Now that we have Microsoft Azure with a cloud service with a storage account with the network, we're all ready to go to add a virtual machine. The first virtual machine we add happens to be our domain controller as well, so we're going to be specific and focus on this virtual machine during this module. We're going to begin by deploying HQ1, and then we're going to take that virtual machine and we're going to prepare it for the Active Directory and then install the Active Directory. To prepare it, we have to do two things. One, assign a static IP address to that virtual machine, and two, we need to put a data disk, attach a data disk on that virtual machine in order to accommodate the log files and the data files from Active Directory. We're going to conclude this module by actually installing the Active Directory. After we finish this module, we will be ready to add more virtual machines to our virtual lab and join them to our Active Directory.

Connect and Monitor Virtual Machine Lab
Connecting and monitoring. In the last module, we built out our virtual machine lab. Now in this module, we begin by creating a VPN, setting it up, and connecting it in, and then connecting to our network on a point-to-site VPN. And then we switch gears a little bit and take a look at monitoring, how to set up monitoring with the tools that are in Microsoft Azure, and then what if one of these meets a threshold? Well, we can set up an alert to alert us of that, and we're going to take a look at pricing as well in Microsoft Azure.