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Hands-On Networking with Azure by Mohamed Waly

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Azure VNets considerations for Azure VMs

Building VMs in Azure is a common task, but to do this task well, and to make it operate properly, you need to understand the considerations of Azure VNets for Azure VMs. These considerations are as follows:

  • Azure VNets enable you to bring your own IPv4/IPv6 addresses and assign them to Azure VMs, statically or dynamically
  • You do not have access to the role that acts as DHCP or provides IP addresses; you can only control the ranges you want to use in the form of address ranges and subnets
  • Installing a DHCP role on one of the Azure VMs is currently unsupported; this is because Azure does not use traditional Layer-2 or Layer-3 topology, and instead uses Layer-3 traffic with tunneling to emulate a Layer-2 ...

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