Applies to: Nerdio Manager for MSP (NMM)
In addition to creating and managing AVD host pools to create user desktops, NMM also allows you to create server VMs that can be used as domain controllers, file servers, application servers, etc. in your Azure environment.
This article will cover:
- Creating a Server
- Managing Servers
To create or manage servers, navigate to the Servers section in the left menu.
Create a Server
To create a server, click the Add server button on the right side of the servers page.
Server Name: Specify VM name to be created. This cannot be changed later.
Network: Select the network that the VM will be connected to. The selected network will also determine the Azure region of the VM
Server OS: Select the OS installed on the server, such SQL Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019
VM Size: Select size of the server VM. The size of the server can be changed later.
OS Disk: Select OS Disk type and size.
Resource Group: Select resource group that will contain the VM.
Join to AD: Select this option to have NMM join the VM to your AD domain.
Enable Azure Hybrid Benefit (AHB): AHB allows you to use your on-premises Software Assurance-enabled Windows Server and SQL Server licenses on Azure. Enable this option if you qualify for AHB.
Provide custom credentials for a local administrator user: Slide this switch to "On" to specify a local admin user to create on the server.
Managing your Servers
To manage your servers, go to the Servers page. Use the filters at the top of the page to select servers by Name, IP, Power state, and resource group.
To generate an RDP file for a server, click the Generate RDP file button to the right of the server.
To see other management options for a server, click the drop-down arrow to the right of the server.
Restart: Restarts the VM via Azure API.
Stop: Stops (de-allocates) the VM via Azure API.
Add disk: Add a disk to the VM. You will be presented with options for disk size and whether to create a corresponding volume in Windows. This operation will reboot the VM.
Resize VM: Change the VMs size/SKU
Delete VM: Deletes the VM
Manage IP: Select a VNet and specify an (internal) IP address for the VM
Auto-scale: Enable auto-scale for this VM. You will be presented with the following options:
Specify your organization's standard work hours.
VM size: Specify the size the server should be during work hours
Set the Auto-scale VM size in the "Outside Work Time" section to a smaller size to have NMM scale the instance down, or select "Power off" to have NMM shut the server down outside of work hours.