Hey everyone, welcome back to my blog where I share tips and tricks on how to use Azure for your cloud computing needs. Today I want to talk about a cool feature called proximity placement groups, or PPGs for short.
PPGs are a way to group your virtual machines (VMs) and other resources in the same data center, so that they have low network latency and high performance. This is especially useful if you have applications that require frequent communication between VMs, such as gaming, streaming, or big data analytics.
But how do you create a PPG and assign your resources to it? Well, that’s where the intent feature comes in. The intent feature lets you specify the type of PPG you want to create, and Azure will automatically choose the best location for it based on your region and availability zone. You can choose from three types of PPGs:
- Collocated: This type of PPG ensures that your resources are placed close to each other within the same data center.
- Aligned: This type of PPG ensures that your resources are placed close to each other within the same fault domain or update domain. This is useful if you want to avoid downtime due to maintenance or failures.
- Spread: This type of PPG ensures that your resources are placed far away from each other within the same data center. This is useful if you want to increase availability and resilience.
To create a PPG with the intent feature, you just need to use the Azure portal or the Azure CLI and specify the type of PPG you want. For example, if you want to create a collocated PPG in the East US region, you can use this command:
az ppg create –name myPPG –resource-group myRG –location eastus –type collocated
Then, you can assign your VMs and other resources to the PPG by using the –ppg parameter. For example, if you want to create a VM in the myPPG PPG, you can use this command:
az vm create –name myVM –resource-group myRG –image UbuntuLTS –ppg myPPG
And that’s it! You have successfully created a PPG with the intent feature and assigned your resources to it. Now you can enjoy low latency and high performance for your applications.
I hope you found this blog post helpful and learned something new about Azure proximity placement groups. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.
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