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I like the blinky lights but I also like solving business problems
I like puzzles just like everyone in here probably but I also like moving onto new puzzles
Best Practices for Large Deployments of Azure Nodes with Microsoft HPC Pack https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj994092.aspx
Designing for Big Scale in Azure http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kdot/archive/2014/10/09/designing-for-big-scale-in-azure.aspx
Contains can have multiple items in them
Resouces exist in one resource group
Resources can span regions
Resouces groups can span services
Main take away here is you can have more granular control over who has access to what. - SQL teams wont have access to your web servers
Main take away with billing is you can set spending limits for groups
A series are meant for a normal workload - basic A0 servers are oversubscribed
D series are designed for more compute
Dv2 series are the next gereneration servers running the Hasswell processors which are 35% faster
DS series are the only version that can use premium storage that provide disk cache G Series are mean for server which require the most memory and also run on the Hasswell processor GS Series are meant for server which require the most memory AND disk cache
A-SERIES A0-A7: not officially specified A-SERIES A8-A9-A10-A11: Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 2.60 Ghz D-SERIES: not officially specified DS-SERIES: not officially specified G-SERIES: Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family
A0 with max disk IOPS / 1TB = ~$65 GS5 with max disk IOPS /16TB = ~$9,500 G-SERIES VM SKU equipped with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 family, able to provide up to 32 cores (no hyper-threading!), up to 448GB RAM and up to 6.5TB local SSD drive.
How to choose scale unit To ensure you get a SU that will meet your needs for scaling up, ensure the first VM deployed in that Cloud Service (or legacy Affinity Group) is in the upper range. So if you want SU2, deploy an S5 or above (S6 or S7) and you will be in SU2 at that point for all subsequent allocations. When you deploy a smaller size, like A2, you can get put into many different scale units. You won’t necessarily be in SU1.
Main take away is to go over your scale unit before deploying
If you setup wrong up you have to re-build later
Sizes for virtual machines at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-size-specs/
How Azure pricing works https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/
The picture above is DS series
Premium storage is 75% cache and 25% temp drive
Create disk in 2 ways Storage first then add vm
Create storage while creating vm
Premium storage is LRS
If you use DS or GS & Premium Storage you OS will be on disk You can choose to place OS on standard to save
Key thing to take away is a premium storage account can only accommodate 20,000 iops
Both standard and premium are limited to 20,000 iops
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