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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Chapter 3. Managing Azure Virtual Machines with PowerShell

A virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a computer system that allows an operating system to run virtually inside the operating system installed on a computer. Microsoft's implementation of virtual machine technologies is Hyper-V. Hyper-V is available as a standalone server product called Hyper-V Server, as an installable role in Windows 8 (64-bit) and newer client operating systems, and as an installable role in Windows Server 2008 and newer server operating systems.

Virtual machines are incredibly useful for maximizing the utilization of available computing power, and what can be afforded. For instance, let's say an organization requires four servers for their operations for these purposes: ...

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