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Creating an Azure Scale Set

Hands-On Lab

 

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Gary McLeary

Azure Training Architect I in Content

Length

00:45:00

Difficulty

Intermediate

In this video we will be creating an Azure Scale Set to help distribute traffic to a set of Web Servers.<br> - The first task will be to login to the Azure Portal - Second task will be to create the Azure Scale Set - Third task will be to review the settings associated with the Azure Scale Set This is a very important task for Azure Administrators. As an Azure Administrator there will be multiple situations in which you see a decrease in performance and this is one of many ways to help boost performance for your web application. Say for example you have an ecommerce website and usually between 6-7 pm, you see a jump in web traffic and your server is not able handle the increased traffic. You may want a solution that will distribute traffic to a set of servers instead of a single server between 6:00 to 7:00 PM. There are also autoscaling options available which wil see a spike in CPU and will bring on additional Virtual Machines to handle the increase in CPU.

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Creating Azure Scale Set

Introduction

In this activity we will be creating an Azure Scale Set to help distribute traffic to a set of Web Servers. This is a very important task for Azure Administrators. As an Azure Administrator there will be multiple situations in which you see a decrease in performance and this is one of many ways to help boost performance for your web application.

Solution

  1. Log in to the Azure Portal using the credentials provided on the lab instructions page.

Create the Azure Scale Set

  1. In the Azure Portal, click on All resources from the left-hand menu to verify the only resouce is the labVNET virtual network.

  2. Click Create a resource from the left-hand menu.

  3. Type "scale set" into the search box to find the Virtual machine scale set. Click it.

  4. Click Create.

  5. In the Virtual machine scale set name field, enter "lascaleset01".

  6. Click the Resource group combo box and select the only available group.

  7. In the Username field, enter "scalesetadmin".

  8. Enter a password you can remember such as "Admin1234567!" Make sure to enter the same password in the confirmation box.

  9. In the Instance count field, enter "3".

  10. Scroll down to the Choose Load balancing options field under NETWORKING. Select Load balancer.

  11. For Public IP address name, enter "lascaleset".

  12. For Domain name label, enter a unique name in all lowercase letters. An example would be our first and last name.

  13. Click on the combo box for Virtual network and select the labVNET option.

  14. Click Create.

  15. Click All resources from the left-hand menu and verify all the created resources.

  16. Click lascaleset01.

  17. Click Instances under Settings and verify you have three machines.

  18. Click Scaling under Settings.

  19. Click Enable autoscale to see the autoscaling options.

Conclusion

Congratulations — you've completed this hands-on lab!