IL - MOC 55257: Deploy and Manage Linux on Azure

Course Overview

This four-day instructor-led course is intended for Microsoft professionals who are interested in deploying and managing an instance of Linux on Azure.  In this course you'll learn how to deploy and manage Linux in Azure environments.

Some topics covered include:

Essential Linux System Administration
Using containers including Docker and Moby, Azure Agent on Linux and Azure services
A survey of Puppet, Ansible, CHef, Saltstack, Nagios, Zabbix
Troubleshooting and monitoring

Course Details
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Level: 300

Who this course is designed for
  • This course is designed for Microsoft professionals who want to learn enough about Linux to manage and deploy it in Azure cloud. It also targets Linux professionals who want get familiar with Azure and how to deploy and manage Linux in Azure environments.

What You Will Learn

  • Deploy and manage Linux in an Azure cloud environment


  • No previous experience with Azure is required - this course is accessible to Linux professionals as well as Microsoft professionals and therefore does not have specific requirements regarding Microsoft knowledge.

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting started with AzureThis module explains what Azure is, how to open an account, and deploy your first Linux instance.Lessons

  • Getting started with Azure
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Linux & Open-Source Fundamentals
  • Working With Shells
  • Users, Groups and Permissions
  • Sudo
  • Software Management
  • Git
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Systemd
  • Logging
  • AD Integration
  • Securing Linux with MAC
Lab : Module 1 Labs
  • Deploy an Ubuntu VM and install Azure client
  • Create an Azure Linux instance from the Cloud Shell
  • Install an SSH client
  • Create users and groups
  • Sudo, users and permissions
  • Adding storage
  • Networking and checking IP address
  • Installing vsftpd
  • Logging
  • Active Directory integration
  • Configure MAC on your system
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Deploy a Virtual Machine and create an Azure Linux instance on it
  • Understand the fundamentals of Linux and Open Source Software
Understand and put into use the tools needed to run the Azure instance efficiently and securely
Module 2: ContainersThis module explains where containers come from, why they are useful, what components make up container technologies, and how different container technologies compare to each other.Lessons
  • Why Containers
  • Container Components
  • Comparing Container Technologies
  • Creating and Running Docker Containers
  • Orchestrating Containers
  • Docker Compose
  • Docker Machine
  • Docker VM-Extension
  • Azure Container Services
  • Working with Docker on Azure
Lab : Module 2 Labs
  • Install docker files
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Install and work with Docker on Azure
Module 3: Deploy Linux on AzureThis module explores the many ways to deploy Linux on Azure.Lessons
  • Understanding Deployment Options
  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Creating Virtual Machine Images
  • Azure Virtual Machine Agent
  • Azure Virtual Machine Extensions
  • Azure Virtual Machine Extensions Using Docker Machine
Lab : Module 3 Labs
  • Use ARM to deploy a VM
  • Verify the Azure VM Agent is running
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use tools to build Virtual Machines in Azure
Module 4: Automation & OrchestrationThis module explains what “Dev Ops” is and become familiar with the tools used to automate development processes.Lessons
  • DevOps and Automation
  • Cloud-init
  • Ansible
  • Salt
  • Puppet
  • Chef
Lab : Module 4 Labs
  • Use Chef to generate a cookbook
After completing this module, students will be able to: 
  • Install and configure common dev ops tools.
Module 5: Monitoring and TroubleshootingThis module explains how to monitor your Azure instance and troubleshoot issues.Lessons
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot – popular methods
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Access the trouble shooting section through Azure portal and diagnose/solve issues on the affected VM

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