|Sign up for an Azure account.||See https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/ and click Start free.|
|Learn about resource groups.||See Resource Groups.|
|Learn about availability sets.||See Availability Sets.|
|Learn about VNets.||See VNets.|
|Learn about network security groups.||See Network Security Groups and Ports.|
|Learn about public IP addresses and private IP addresses.||See Public IP Addresses and Connection Considerations.|
|Learn about geographic regions to maximize performance.||See Location and Time Zone Considerations.|
|Decide if you want temporary or persistent storage for your data.||See Overview of Storage Types.|
|Learn about available Teradata products.||See Supported Software for Teradata Database on Azure.|
|Learn about software purchase options.||You can purchase most Teradata software solutions by choosing either a Teradata IntelliSphere software bundle or individual software components. See Software Purchase Options.|
|Learn about BYOL.||If you are bringing your own license, see Bring Your Own License.|
|Decide how you will deploy Teradata Database and related software.||To learn about the different methods of deploying Teradata Database and multiple other Teradata software products simultaneously, see Teradata Ecosystem Overview.
To learn about deploying some Teradata products one at a time, see Deploying Teradata Products Separately on Azure.
|Learn about Azure service limits and increase them in advance of the time that you need them.||See Azure Service Limits.|
|Learn about administrative tasks.||Learn about how to avoid incurring charges, including Stop, Deallocate, or Delete a VM in Azure.|
|Learn about node failure recovery and changes you can make before a node failure occurs.||See Node Failure Issues.
Before a node failure occurs, you can set the VM to terminate instead of stopping. See Configuring the VM State for Node Failure Recovery.
|Register for Teradata Customer Support.
[Base, Advanced, Enterprise tiers]
|You can register for Teradata support at http://www.teradata.com/azure/support/. Within two business days after completing registration, you will receive email containing your Master Customer Record, site ID, user ID, and password. See Site IDs.|
|Learn about Teradata Community forums.||The Teradata Community forum for Teradata Database on Azure offers community-driven support for all license tiers. See Links: Teradata on Azure.|
|Learn about how to use the Teradata Database and the associated software.||See http://www.info.teradata.com for Teradata customer documentation. For example, see the Teradata Viewpoint User Guide to learn how to monitor your Teradata Database.|