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Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds by Marcel van den Berg

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Creating a virtual network

Virtual networks are an essential component in Azure. They allow control over IP address assignment and allow connectivity to on-premises data centers.

Since May 2014, virtual networks created in different Azure regions can be connected to each other. This allows network traffic to travel over dedicated Microsoft connections instead over S2S VPN connections. Also, virtual networks that are part of different Azure subscriptions can be connected to each other.

Perform the following steps to create a virtual network in Azure:

  1. In the Azure Management Portal, select Networks in the left pane and click on New.
  2. Select Quick Create.
  3. Fill in a name using your naming convention.
  4. Select an address space.
  5. Select the appropriate affinity ...

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