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14 Minute Video Guide to Building an Azure IaaS Pop-up Lab

I thought this would be interesting since WIndows Azure VMs and Virtual Networks were released as a Generally Available (GA) service With the diagrams live-drawn in “cartoony” format, this video shows how to build a really simple lab consisting of 2 IIS web servers connected to a load balancer with traffic balanced over port 80.

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It incorporates a series of click-by-click screen videos to show how to create the VMs, install IIS, connect the endpoints up to the load balancer, shut the servers down and delete them off the Azure Hypervisor hosts to stop $charges. Then to reboot the saved disks and reconfigure the load balancer to pop the lab back up again.

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Cool, low stress, walk though for creating your own quick and dirty pop-up lab...

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