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Building Clouds with Windows Azure Pack by Amit Malik

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IaaS virtual machine offerings – standalone VM versus VM Role

Windows Azure Pack-based cloud solution provides the following two options to tenants for provisioning virtual machine workloads:

  • Standalone virtual machine
  • Virtual machine role (VM Role)

Standalone virtual machine

Standalone virtual machine in Windows Azure Pack tenant admin portal is a direct mapping between standalone the VM offerings catalogue and the VM template created and configured in SCVMM.

For a standalone virtual machine, all the configurations are performed at the SCVMM level. The Windows Azure Pack portal is used to create virtual machine using predefined configurations in the SCVMM VM template. This does not give any flexibility to the tenant user to customize VM as per custom ...

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