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Azure Administration: Deploy and Manage Virtual Machines

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Overview

Learn how to deploy and manage Azure virtual machines—key skills tested on the Azure Administrator certification exam.

Take the next step on the path to becoming a Microsoft certified Azure Administrator: Learn how to deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs). This course is designed to teach IT professionals the skills needed to create, deploy, and maintain virtual machines, including configuring virtual networks, automating VM deployment, and implementing backups. This demo-heavy course can also be used as a resource in preparation for the Microsoft Azure Administrator exam (AZ-103) or the Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies exam (AZ-300). Instructor Sharon Bennett also explains how to apply Desired State Configurations via PowerShell, how to use scale sets, and how to move and back up VMs.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • How to manage Azure virtual machines (VMs)
  • What you should know
1. Create and Configure a VM for Windows and Linux
  • Availability set overview
  • Configure high availability with an availability set
  • Virtual machine networking overview
  • Configure networking in the portal
  • Create a basic virtual network using PowerShell
  • Configure storage
  • Configure virtual machine size
  • Deploy and configure scale sets
  • Configure diagnostic settings
  • Configure and analyze metrics
2. Automate Deployment of Virtual Machines
  • Azure templates overview
  • Create a template from a VM deployment
  • Modify Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template
  • Deploy from a template using PowerShell
  • Configure location using custom deployment
3. Manage Azure Virtual Machines
  • Create a basic virtual machine using the portal
  • Add data disks
  • Add network interfaces
  • Apply a PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) using PowerShell
  • Apply a PowerShell DSC using the portal
  • Apply a custom script extension using the portal
  • Apply a custom script extension using PowerShell
  • Move a virtual machine to a resource group
  • Redeploy virtual machines
4. Manage Virtual Machine Backups
  • Azure virtual machine backup
  • Create and configure a Recovery Services vault
  • Create and configure a Recovery Services vault using PowerShell
  • Create an Azure virtual machine backup
  • Restore an Azure virtual machine
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Sharon Bennett

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