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Interest in cloud adoption has been notably increasing rapidly. Organizations of all sizes are researching its possibilities in enabling further growth and resiliency capabilities. What more, many organizations are looking at their existing infrastructure and are planning for the upcoming retirement of support for Windows Server 2003. So should today’s business be all in with the cloud?
The capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2 has been explored at length amidst this blog. The enablement it provides on premise makes it easier for companies to create balance in enabling in cloud solutions concluding in a hybrid solution. This Step-By-Step will detail this balance in detailing the ability to manage in cloud or Azure VMs with traditionally implemented on premise tools. Namely the Server Manager offering found in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Step 1: Adding an Azure Virtual Machine to Server Manager
Step 2: Creating a Server Group to Manage Azure VMs
While not entirely necessary, it does provide a cleaner instance in managing Azure VMs.
Once completed, monitoring the health of your Azure VM from your Server Manager console is now enabled.
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