I have a Windows Azure subscription. I have to create VMs with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 OS. I need to create multiple VMs so that, I can install SharePoint in one of them, SQL Server in another, Domain Controller in the 3rd one and so on. I heard that, we cannot mount ISO images into the VMs in Azure. Also, I cannot purchase pre-built VMs, due to some licensing issues. Can anyone please guide how to install OS and softwares like SharePoint, SQL Server and so on in those VMs? I heard there is an option to create a VM in Hyper-V and then upload this VM to Azure. But the issue with this is, how do we manage the IPs / Host Name / Domain. Without the domain properly setup, we cannot install SharePoint or SQL Server. So, I am confused. I am not able to find much help. Can anyone please provide some articles / links / blogs / Tutorials, explaining everything in detail?
In your situation, you have to use a 3 tier Server farm installation instead of standalone. -VM-1 -Application server -VM-2 -Database server -VM 3 -web server
Please take look on this article https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/virtual-machines-sharepoint-farm-azure-preview/
this article might give you an Idea about structure of installation SharePoint. BTW this question is vaguely related to SharePoint.