When using Azure and creating VMs, what is a good baseline number for creating VMs?
Sorry, didn't understand the question completely. But if you are planning to create, manage multiple VMs, have a look at VM scale sets https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machine-scale-sets/overview
If you want to create redundancy at least two VMs networked with a load balancer is the recommended solution. Some links here:
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