Every time I present a session about Microsoft Azure IaaS, the most common question is about Virtual Machines’ capability of getting more than one Virtual Network Interface (vNIC). At TechEd Europe 2014, Microsoft announced support for multiple Network Interfaces (vNICs) in Azure VMs, as well as other additions to Azure Virtual Networks like Network Security Groups.
Moreover, the capability of adding more than one vNIC to a Virtual Machine will enable Virtual Appliances scenarios like Firewalls, Load Balancers etc.
In this blogpost we are going to explore all the necessary steps for creating a Virtual Machine with multiple vNICs in Azure IaaS. So, let’s get started.