Interactive lab simulation

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Lab scenario

Your organization is exploring Azure virtual networking capabilities. As the Azure Administrator you've been tasked to implement the following requirements:

  • Create and configure a virtual network in Azure.
  • Deploy two virtual machines into different subnets of the virtual network.
  • Ensure the virtual machines have public IP addresses that won't change over time.
  • Protect the virtual machine public endpoints from being accessible from the internet.
  • Ensure internal Azure virtual machines names and IP addresses can be resolved.
  • Ensure a publicly available domain name can be resolved by external queries.

Architecture diagram

Architecture diagram as explained in the text.

Note

Tasks 1 - 4 focus on IP addresses and access.

Objectives

  • Task 1: Create and configure a virtual network in Azure.
    • Create a virtual network, az104-04-vnet1.
    • Add two subnets, Subnet0 and Subnet1, to the virtual network.
  • Task 2: Deploy virtual machines into different subnets of the virtual network.
    • Review a JSON template that will deploy two virtual machines, VM0 and VM1.
    • Use Azure PowerShell to deploy the template.
  • Task 3: Configure private and public IP addresses of Azure virtual machines. Ensure the IP addresses don't change over time.
    • Associate the VM0 NIC with a static public IP address, az104-04-pip0.
    • Associate the VM1 NIC with a static public IP address, az104-04-pip1.
  • Task 4: Configure network security groups. Protect the virtual machine public endpoints from being accessible from the internet.
    • Verify you can't use RDP to connect to a virtual machine.
    • Create a network security group.
    • Configure inbound security rules to allow RDP.
    • Associate the network security group with the virtual machine NICs.
    • Confirm that you can now use RDP to connect to a virtual machine.
  • Task 5: Configure Azure DNS for internal name resolution. Ensure internal Azure virtual machines names and IP addresses can be resolved.
    • Create a private DNS zone for your organization.
    • Add a virtual network link to the virtual network.
    • Verify the virtual machines DNS records are registered.
    • Verify internal DNS name resolution is working.
  • Task 6: Configure Azure DNS for external name resolution. Ensure a publicly available domain name can be resolved by external queries.
    • Create a DNS zone for a publicly available domain name.
    • Add a DNS record for each virtual machine.
    • Verify external DNS name resolution is working.

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