Attempt to create a Virtual Machine with one Resource Group only in Microsoft Azure

After analyzing the results of creating a virtual machine in Micosoft Azure without planning it, I created a plan and had a look how it works. Well, to be honest, not everything worked as planned (surprisingly, as my plans usually work out well 😉 ), but in the end the …

Things I will regard when I create my next VM in Microsoft Azure

Based on what I’ve learned when I created a VM in Azure without previous planning, I will regard the following points the next time I create a stand-alone VM: Minimize the Number of Resource Groups Optimize Disk Size and Number VM Size and Disk Performance VM Size and Disk Encryption …

Encrypting Disks of Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

After completing the setup of a virtual machine in Azure, it is worth to have a look at the advisor recommendations. One of the recommendations I found was “Disk encryption should be applied on virtual machines“. But enabling disk encryption will have its price. And probably there is no need …

Virtual Machine Site Recovery in Microsoft Azure

To be prepared in case of a failure of the primary location of my Azure VM, I’ve activated the Azure Site Recovery. After completing a manual failover for testing purposes, I was surprised how much manual work was required to make the replicated setup look like the source and have …

Challenge: Delete Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Deleting a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure looks quite simple at first sight: Open the portal, select the VM to be deleted, click on “Delete”, read the confirmation message – and immediately become unsure. Obviously, just deleting the VM resource is not sufficient to delete all resources related to a …

Copy / clone a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Being able to copy or clone a virtual machine is a useful feature in many scenarios, e.g. create a customized base template, for test environments, and so forth. I walked through two options: Capture the VM, means a managed image will be created Restore it from a backup These two …

Useful CLI Commands to script Start and Stop of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

I am using my virtual machine in Azure to do development tasks. That means, as long as I am not doing any development, I do not need the virtual machine. Accordingly, I deallocate the VM when I’m done, and start it again when there are new development tasks to be …

Overview of Notes and Observations when Creating a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

Creating a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure via the portal can be done very quickly. Do a few clicks, let Azure do the magic in the background, and a few minutes later, the VM is ready for use. To get a better understanding about what it really means to create …

Resources found after Creation of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

After creating the Azure virtual machine having the features backup, recovery, and antimalware protection by just clicking in the portal, plus doing a site failover test and site failover, I ended up with an unexpected high number of resources. Note: This post is part of a series of postings describing …

Minimum required Elements for Microsoft Azure VMs

Being surprised about then number of elements after creating a virtual machine which supports backup, failover, and antimalware protection (in total five resource groups and twenty-four resources, six of them hidden, see “Resources found after Creation of a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure“), I created my own list of minimum …