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Azure SQL IaaS VM Extension Overview
Dec 7, 2022 7:00 AM

Azure SQL IaaS VM Extension Overview

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A look at the Azure SQL IaaS VM Extension as a way to bring some insight and PaaS-like capabilities to your SQL Server instances running in Azure IaaS virtua...

A look at the Azure SQL IaaS VM Extension as a way to bring some insight and PaaS-like capabilities to your SQL Server instances running in Azure IaaS virtual machines.

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In this Video

0:00 - Introduction

0:26 - Azure PaaS SQL offerings

2:50 - SQL Server running in a VM

5:08 - Adding the SQL IaaS VM extension

6:02 - Management modes

6:24 - Lightweight management mode

12:05 - Full management mode

20:25 - Which mode to use

21:44 - Removing the extension

24:54 - How to deploy?

28:20 - Summary and close

Features comparison: Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance share a common code base with the latest stable version of SQL Server. Most of the standard SQL language, query processing, and database management features are identical.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/database/features-comparison?view=azuresql

Automate management with the Windows SQL Server IaaS Agent extension

There are two permission models for the SQL Server IaaS agent extension - either full sysadmin rights, or the principle of least privilege. The least privileged permission model grants the minimum permissions required for each feature used by the extension that a customer enables.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/virtual-machines/windows/sql-server-iaas-agent-extension-automate-management?view=azuresql&tabs=azure-powershell#permissions#

Register multiple SQL VMs in Azure with the SQL IaaS Agent extension

This article describes how to register your SQL Server virtual machines (VMs) in bulk in Azure with the SQL IaaS Agent extension by using the Register-SqlVMsAzure PowerShell cmdlet.

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-sql/virtual-machines/windows/sql-agent-extension-manually-register-vms-bulk?view=azuresql