Creating an Azure Virtual Machine with a SQL image

As mentioned, you can either create a VM and install SQL Server later, or you can choose an image that already has SQL Server included. In this case, I'm going to choose an image named SQL Server 2016 SP1 Enterprise Edition which already has SQL Server included. This VM is based on Windows Server 2016, and this is going to be our OS.

Most options are very similar to options that we had when SQL Server wasn't included in the image used to create a virtual machine. We start with basic information, where we have to provide a Name, VM disk type, Username, Password, Subscription, Resource group, and Location. I strongly recommend you use SSD as the VM disk type when creating a VM that will run ...

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