Creating an Azure VM

Azure provides a range of on-demand computing resources, one of which is virtual machines (VM). An Azure VM is a good solution where you need more control over the computing environment than you might be able to obtain using a PaaS service.

An Azure VM is essentially a Hyper-V VM that you run within Azure. There are some differences between the Hyper-V VMs you create within Server 2019 (or Windows 10) and Azure VMs, but they are minor. The AZ cmdlets you use to manage Azure VMs are a little different in style to Hyper-V cmdlets, which may mean a bit of a learning curve.

Getting ready

You run this recipe on CL1, which you configured (in the Using PowerShell with Azure recipe) to work with Azure. Also, you should have already ...

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