Virtual Machine
  • 02 Jul 2022
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Introduction

Virtual Machines (VMs) are virtual computers with dedicated amounts of RAM, CPU power, and storage that are borrowed from a physical host computer. A virtual machine is a computer file, typically an image, that acts like a real computer.

A virtual machine can have any operating system, that runs in a window as a separate computing environment. Users can choose between the Linux distribution or Windows Server in terms of the operating system.

The virtual computing environment can be protected from any vulnerabilities by selecting one of the security types available in the Azure portal when creating a Virtual Machine.

Interlinked resources

Resources that are created during the deployment of a Virtual Machine are:

  • Resource Group
  • Storage Account
  • Virtual Network
  • Public IP Address
  • Network Interface
  • Data Disks

Functionality

A Virtual Machine (VM) resource created using Microsoft Azure on any subscription can be managed with the help of Serverless360 by executing the operations supported by the Virtual Machine (VM).

The operations that can be performed include:

  • Start
  • Stop
  • Restart

Any operation performed using Serverless360 gets reflected in the Azure portal, resulting in a feasible implementation.

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Bulk operation

All the above-mentioned Virtual Machine (VM) operations can also be performed in bulk by choosing all the required resources from the Virtual Machines Resources section and selecting the required breadcrumb option.

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Resource Dashboard

The Virtual Machine resources include a built-in Resource Dashboard with pre-defined dashboard widgets, allowing users to visualize the resource metrics at a specified time period.

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The following are the pre-defined widgets of the Virtual Machine Resource Dashboard:

1. Percentage CPU
2. Available Memory Bytes
3. Network (Total)
4. Disk Read Bytes Vs Disk Write Bytes
5. Disk Operations/Sec (Average)

Monitoring

A Virtual Machine resource can be monitored by configuring the required rules available for monitoring.

Navigate to the Monitoring section of the resource to configure the monitoring rules for Virtual Machine.

Users can specify monitoring threshold values based on their needs.

When the monitoring rule type is a metric, selecting metrics against metric rules is also an option.

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Properties

The Virtual Machine resource properties can be found using the Properties breadcrumb option.

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