AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 3 – Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)

This is part 3 of 5, in which I cover all objectives / skills measured in AZ-103 exam.
Part 1 can be found here:
AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 1 – Manage Azure subscriptions and resources
Part 2 can be found here:
AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 2 – Implement and manage storage

Part 3 covers all objectives that are described in “Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)”.
15 to 20% of the exam questions are based on these subjects.

Azure Administrator AZ-103 skills measured deploy and manage virtual machines (vms)

Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs) (15-20%)

Create and configure a VM for Windows and Linux

configure high availability:

configure monitoring, networking, storage, and virtual machine size

deploy and configure scale sets:

Automate deployment of VMs

modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template:

configure location of new VMs:

“location”: {
“type”: “string”,
“defaultValue”: “[resourceGroup().location]”,
“metadata”: {
“description”: “Location for all resources.”

configure VHD template:

deploy from template:

save a deployment as an ARM template:

deploy Windows and Linux VMs:

Manage Azure VM

add data discs:

add network interfaces

automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and VM Agent by using custom script extensions:

manage VM sizes:

move VMs from one resource group to another:

redeploy VMs:

Manage VM backups

configure VM backup:

define backup policies:

implement backup policies:

perform VM restore:

Azure Site Recovery:

Continue to part 4:
AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 4 – Configure and manage virtual networks