5 Things You Didn't Know About Azure VMs
Youâ€™re likely already familiar with Azureâ€™s Infrastructure-as-a-Service. As one of the key offerings, you can spin up Windows and Linux virtual machines in Azure in minutes. There are over a hundred pre-built templates ranging from Windows Server running SQL Server, to Linux running MySQL, as well as a host of other flavors. Check out the Azure marketplace to get a feel for whatâ€™s available.
Of course, if youâ€™ve spent any time in Azure you are likely well acquainted with the various VM templates that are available. But even if you are familiar with the various configuration options and marketplace offerings, there are likely details you may not be aware of. Letâ€™s take a look at 5 things you didnâ€™t know about Azure VMs.
1) VMs running Windows Domain Controllers require special attention.
Creating a VM in Azure â€“ easy. Building a DC in Azure â€“ also easy. But there are a few idiosyncrasies around cloud-based DC VMs you should be aware of. First of all, Azure VMs remain available even when there are system issues. Azure will move VMs in order to self heal, but that can cause issues with domain controllers. Read more.