The Azure Cloud Sandbox is meant to provide a real, open Azure environment for you to learn by doing and cloud along with ACG courses. We allow a variety of tools and services within Azure, so you have as many choices as possible when working through your training. Follow along with some labs, practice certain areas or just explore!
Offered services limitations
We try to minimize the limitations of our Cloud Sandboxes to provide the most comprehensive training opportunity possible. Unfortunately, there are some limits to what we can provide. Refer to the list below for specific limits we enforce on our Azure Cloud Sandbox. You will be alerted when you do not have access.
Available Azure Regions
Our Azure sandboxes are able to deploy in the following regions:
- West US
- East US
- Central US
- South Central US
No Availability Sets
No Proximity Placement Groups
The following VM SKUs are allowed for use within the Azure sandbox. No other VM types will be available for use or launch within the sandbox:
Azure Active Directory (AD)
Azure Classic Services
Azure IoT services
DDos Protection Plans
Cloud playground abuse
A few examples of abuse are listed below. This list is not comprehensive, so if you have any questions on your activity, please contact our Support team (opens email form) prior to starting the activity.
- Incorrect instance type
- Ten or more virtual machines created at a time
- Ten or more vCPU across all virtual machines
- Attempting to use resources for Bitcoin mining
- Excessive network traffic
- DDoS or port scanning external hosts
Have fun, learn, but also be respectful please.