In this hands-on course, students will learn how to automate Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using templates, command line tools and configuration manager services. Students will learn how to automate Azure IaaS using either the Azure PowerShell cmdlets or the Azure CLI tools. This will include creating, updating, and deploying IaaS resources. From there, students will learn how to author, maintain, and deploy Infrastructure as a Service using resource manager templates (Infrastructure as Code) with Azure Resource Manager Templates. Finally, we will review configuration management options such as Azure Automation DSC, Chef, Puppet, Ansible etc. to teach the student how to apply configuration management techniques for managing virtual machines at scale.
What You Will Learn
MODULE 1: Azure Resource Manager
This session focuses on the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) architecture and explains architectural concepts for ARM and how it is used to manage Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) workloads within Azure. Students will gain an understanding of resource groups, resource providers, locks, policies, tags, and role based access control (RBAC).
MODULE 2: Using the Command line to Manage Azure IaaS
In this session the student will learn how the Azure command line tools can be used to provision and manage Azure IaaS workloads. The Azure cross-platform command line tools are used heavily in this module.
MODULE 3: Authoring Azure Resource Manager Templates
MODULE 4: Applying Configuration Management to Azure IaaS
In this module, the student will learn about configuration management options such as Azure Automation DSC, Chef, Puppet, and Ansible and learn how to apply configuration management techniques for managing virtual machines at scale.;