February 23, 2024
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Receive a discount on your Azure services by purchasing reservations. Giving Azure visibility into your one-year or three-year resource needs in advance allows Azure to be more efficient. In return, Microsoft pass these savings onto you as discounts of up to 72 percent.

Receive a discount on your Azure services by purchasing reservations. Giving Azure visibility into your one-year or three-year resource needs in advance allows Azure to be more efficient. In return, Microsoft pass these savings onto you as discounts of up to 72 percent.

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Purchase Reservation

1.Signin to Azure portal.

2.In Search resources, service, and docs (G+/), type reservations.

3.Select Reservations from Services.

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4.On the Reservations page, click +Add.

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5.On the Purchase reservations page, click Virtual machine.

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6.Click Region, change it from West Europe to Canada Central.

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7.Select Standard_B2s, click Select. As you see, 62% estimated saving for this VM.

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8.make sure purchased product information correct, click Review+ buy.

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9.on the Review + buy page, click Buy now. Reserved Instance discount will automatically apply to matching VMs.

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10.Click Yes on the pop up Confirm Purchase.

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11.On the Reserved instances page, click Browse reserved instances.

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12.On the Reservations page, make sure the product’s status is Succeeded.

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Create Virtual Machine

1.Signin to Azure portal.

2.In Search resources, service, and docs (G+/), type virtual machines.

3.Select Virtual machines from Services.

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4.On the Virtual Machines page, click +Add and select Virtual machine.

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5.On the Basics tab, configure Project details and Instance details virtual machine settings.

  • Subscription: Select Pay-As-You-Go.
  • Resource Group: Click Create new and type AZDC01 in Name field, click OK.

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  • Virtual machine name: Type AZDC01.
  • Region: Select Canada Central.
  • Availability options: Select No infrastructure redundancy required.
  • Image: Selected Windows Server 2019 Datacenter – Gen1.
  • Azure Spot instance: Select No.
  • Size: Click See All sizes and select B2s, click Select.

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  • Username: Type lotus
  • Password: Type P@ssw0rd
  • Confirm password: Type P@ssw0rd
  • Inbound port rules: Select Allow selected ports.
  • Select inbound ports: Select RDP (3389).
  • Would you like to use an existing Windows Server license: Selected Yes.
  • Select I confirm I have an eligible Windows Server license with Software assurance or Windows Server subscription to apply this Azure Hybrid Benefit.

6.Click Next : Disks.

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7.On the Disks tab, configure Disk options settings.

  • OS disk type: Select Premium SSD.
  • Encryption type: Select Default Encryption at-rest with a platform-managed key.

8.Click Next : Networking.

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9.On the Networking tab, configure Network interface settings.

  • Virtual network: Select AZ-DR01-VNet1.
  • Subnet: Select FrontEnd (10.15.1.0/24)
  • Public IP: Click New, type AZDC01-PublicIP in Name field, select Basic in SKU field, select Static in Assignment field, click OK.

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  • NIC network security group: Select Basic.
  • Public inbound ports: Select Allow selected ports.
  • Select inbound ports: Select RDP (3389).
  • Accelerated networking: Select Off.
  • Load balancing: Select No

10.Click Next : Management.

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11.On the Management tab, configure Monitoring and Azure Active Directory and Auto-shutdown and Backup and Guest OS updates settings.

  • Boot diagnostics: Select Enable with managed storage account (recommended).
  • OS guest diagnostics: Select On.
  • Diagnostics storage account: (new) azdc01diag.
  • System assigned managed identity: Select Off.
  • Login with AAD credentials (Preview): Select Off.
  • Enable backup: Select On.
  • Recovery Services vault: Select Create new.
  • Resource group: Select AZ-DR01.
  • Backup policy: Select (new) DailyPolicy.
  • Patch installation: Select OS-orchestrated patching: patches will be installed by OS.

12.Click Advanced.

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13.On the Advanced tab, configure Extensions and Host and VM generation settings.

  • VM generation: Select Gen2.

14.Click Next: Tags.

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15.on the Tags page, click Next: Review + create.

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16.On the Review + create page, click Create.

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17.Make sure the VM deployment is completed and successes, click Go to resource.

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18.On the Virtual machine page, click Connect and select RDP.

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19.On the Connect page, click Download RDP File.

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20.Open EPFC-AZDC01.rdp file.

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21.On the Remote Desktop Connection page, click Connect.

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22.enter login credentials, click OK.

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23.please ignore the certificate error, click Yes.

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24.Make sure you can logon to the VM without issues.

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25.Open PowerShell Run as administrator.

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26.Type following cmdlet to change time zone.

Set-TimeZone -Id “Mountain Standard Time”

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