Microsoft Azure offers many different virtual machines for use, but Windows Server 2019 is still one of the latest and commonly deployed operating systems. There are several ways to deploy this server OS, but in this article we will examine how to do this in Azure Portal.
Provide Windows Server 2019
First, it is necessary to navigate to the Virtual Machines (VM) section of the Azure Portal. You will find this in All services → Selected or Calculate or by searching for virtual machines using the search bar.
Then click on Add → Virtual machine to start the process of creating a new World Cup. This will introduce you to Create a virtual machine wizard.
There are a number of options that are important to consider when providing a World Cup in Azure.
- resource Group – Where will the WC be stored and what resources will be grouped together with this WC.
- Virtual machine name – The name should be unique and descriptive, as it will make it easier to find and manage the system later.
- Area – The geographical region in which the World Cup is located. It may have results and connection effects depending on other resources that may be needed.
- Picture – In this article, we select Windows Server 2019 Datacenter image.
- Azure Spot Instance – Azure Spot Instanceshttps: //azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/virtual-machines/ are lower cost options for VMs that have access to unused Azure computing capacity with a balance of availability.
- Size – The computing resources, CPU and memory, which are allocated to the VM.
After working through the initial options, you will need to create a username and password for the administrator account that is automatically added to the newly assigned VM.
You can not use common usernames like
administrator, so you need to decide on a unique username for your administrative user.
In addition, you can allow incoming firewall ports during World Cup creation. This is important because you usually need port 3389 open for remote connection via RDP connection.
After the first collection of World Cup allotment details, we will move on to decide which disk resources to allocate.
- OS Disk Type – Choosing between spin disk (HDD) or faster hard disk support (SDD) storage makes a difference to VM performance.
- Standard HDD
- Standard SSD
- Premium SSD
- Encryption – Platform-managed encryption means that Azure can technically decrypt the machine’s content, but makes encryption management very simple. Customer-driven encryption is when a customer delivers an encryption key that only they have and Azure would not be able to read the contents of the device but could limit the capacity and increase the administrative burden.
- (Default) Encryption at rest with a platform-managed key
- Encryption at rest with a customer-controlled key
Data disks allow you to add additional attached storage, such as secondary data drive. It can be an existing disk that already exists in a storage resource group, or you can create and attach a brand new disk. In this example, we will only stick to the default system unit.
Network defines our connection to outside and inside Azure resources. We will define the virtual network that will join the VM to, its subnet and whether a public IP will be provided for this VM.
In addition, you can choose whether or not to use NIC network security groups or their feature level. If you select Advanced for Network Security Group (NSG), Azure will prompt you to either create a new NSG or use an existing one. You will not be able to define open ports during provisioning, but you will have more flexibility and power over the final network configuration.
Configure VM management settings
Then we move on to Management and most of the standards make sense. But there are some very useful features that can be useful for the World Cup.
- Boot Diagnostics – Activating this makes troubleshooting when a system boot goes bad, much easier.
- OS guest diagnostics – This requires storage space, which is why it is not activated by default, but when metrics are turned on, every minute is delivered to make tracking performance and use much easier.
Using the system-assigned managed identity feature means that you ask Azure to integrate this VM with a host of other features.
To avoid extra cost when a VM is not needed, it may be advantageous to use the auto-shutdown function to turn off the VM during operating hours.
Backing up a system is a crucial step that every administrator should make sure it works well. Using the backup function in Azure takes the burden and worries of an administrator and restorations become very simple.
Configure advanced settings
In this section, there are some additional options that are not commonly used in basic distributions. Here, third-party extensions that are automatically installed at the World Cup upon assignment can be selected. With the custom data option, scripts, files or other data can be automatically saved on the VM in a known location. This allows providing processes to take advantage of the additional data submitted.
Azure Dedicated Hosts, if host groups are defined, allow you to ensure that your VMs are placed together, sometimes called the affinity of a set of VMs, this is useful when managing certain VM configurations and performance characteristics.
Finally, proximity groups are similar to a dedicated host but more generally in that the World Cup is closer to each other in a specific area, but not necessarily on the same host. Finally, you have the option to choose Generation 1 or Generation 2 VM, but not all features are the same. At the moment, the default is Generation 1.
Tag Resource Metadata
Placing tags on a given Azure resource makes it easier to manage and find later to identify the properties of the World Cup. In this example, we do not tag resources, but it is a wise decision, especially as your environment grows.
Create the virtual machine
Finally, it is necessary to review the options you have chosen and continue to create the World Cup if everything looks correct. Once the World Cup assignment has started, you are free to perform other tasks in the Azure Portal and you will be notified when the World Cup is ready.
Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Server 2019 Datacenter in particular are a powerful and easy-to-use environment and operating system. The ease of deployment and the wealth of configuration options make Azure an exceptionally compelling alternative for your cloud installation needs!