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Deploy and manage compute resources for Azure administrators

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  • Module 1: Learn about the most important aspects of planning Linux environments in Azure.

    After completing this module, you'll be able to:

    • Plan the network environment and sizing of Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs) running Linux.
    • Apply established best practices for deploying and configuring Linux on Azure VMs.
    • Optimize your Linux environment on Azure VMs for performance and functionality.
  • Module 2: Learn about different methods of provisioning Linux virtual machines in Microsoft Azure.

    After completing this module, you'll be able to:

    • Provision a Linux virtual machine (VM) by using the Azure portal.
    • Provision an Azure VM running Linux by using the Azure CLI.
    • Provision an Azure VM running Linux by using Hashicorp Terraform.
    • Provision an Azure VM running Linux by using Bicep.
  • Module 3: Learn to create an Azure virtual machine in minutes that can be used like a local physical desktop or server.

    In this module, you will:

    • Create a Windows virtual machine using the Azure portal
    • Connect to a running Windows virtual machine using Remote Desktop
    • Install software and change the network configuration on a VM using the Azure portal
  • Module 4: Learn how to use the cross-platform Azure CLI to create, start, stop, and perform other management tasks related to virtual machines in Azure.

    In this module, you will:

    • Create a virtual machine with the Azure CLI.
    • Resize virtual machines with the Azure CLI.
    • Perform basic management tasks using the Azure CLI.
    • Connect to a running VM with SSH and the Azure CLI.
  • Module 5: Learn about your virtual machine storage options and how to choose between standard and premium, managed and unmanaged disks for your Azure virtual machine.

    In this module, you will:

    • Create a virtual machine (VM)
    • Configure and attach virtual hard drives (VHDs) to an existing VM
    • Determine whether you need premium disks
    • Resize disks for a VM
  • Module 6: Explore the options for Azure disk encryption to encrypt OS and data disks on existing and new virtual machines.

    In this module, you will:

    • Determine which encryption method is best for your VM.
    • Encrypt existing virtual machine disks using the Azure portal.
    • Encrypt existing virtual machine disks using PowerShell.
    • Modify Azure Resource Manager templates to automate disk encryption on new VMs.
  • Module 7: Learn to use Azure Update Management to update virtual machines, verify agent connectivity, and use Azure Log Analytics in your cloud environment.

    In this module, you will:

    • Deploy Update Management to a virtual machine.
    • Schedule recurring security updates.
    • Schedule recurring critical updates.
  • Module 8: Write JSON Azure Resource Manager templates by using Visual Studio Code to deploy your infrastructure to Azure consistently and reliably.

    In this module, you will:

    • Implement a JSON ARM template by using Visual Studio Code.
    • Declare resources and add flexibility to your template by adding resources, parameters, and outputs.
  • Module 9: Standardize and automate your virtual machine deployments to minimize manual configuration, variance, and error.

    In this module, you will:

    • Identify the methods to create a specialized virtual hard disk.
    • Create a virtual machine from an existing managed disk.
    • Create a virtual machine image.
    • Create a virtual machine from an existing virtual machine image.
  • Module 10: Enable your application to automatically adjust to changes in load while minimizing costs with Virtual Machine Scale Sets.

    In this module, you will:

    • Identify the features and capabilities of Virtual Machine Scale Sets.
    • Identify the use cases for running applications on Virtual Machine Scale Sets.
    • Deploy an application on a Virtual Machine Scale Set.
  • Module 11: Learn how to protect your virtual machine settings with Azure Automation State Configuration

    In this module, you will:

    • Identify the capabilities of Azure Automation State Configuration.
    • Learn how to onboard VMs for management by Azure Automation.
    • Automatically update VMs to maintain a desired state configuration (DSC).
  • Module 12: Discover how to create a Docker image and store it in the Azure Container Registry, then use Azure App Service to deploy a web application based on the image.

    In this module, you will:

    • Create Docker images and store them in a repository in Azure Container Registry.
    • Use Azure App Service to run web apps that are based on Docker images held in Container Registry.
    • Use webhooks to configure continuous deployment of a web app that's based on a Docker image.
  • Module 13: Learn how to respond to periods of increased activity by incrementally increasing the resources available and then freeing these resources when activity drops.

    In this module, you will:

    • Scale a web app in and out manually.
    • Scale a web app up and down.
  • Module 14: Learn how to run and troubleshoot containerized apps using Docker containers with Azure Container Instances.

    In this module, you will:

    • Run containers in Azure Container Instances
    • Control what happens when your container exits
    • Use environment variables to configure your container when it starts
    • Attach a data volume to persist data when your container exits
    • Learn some basic ways to troubleshoot issues on your Azure containers
  • Module 15: Get acquainted with the Azure Kubernetes open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management.

    In this module, you will:

    • Evaluate whether Azure Kubernetes Service is an appropriate Kubernetes orchestration platform for you
    • Describe how the components of Azure Kubernetes Service work to support compute container orchestration

Syllabus

  • Module 1: Module 1: Plan your Linux environment in Azure
    • Introduction
    • Plan for sizing and networking of Azure VMs running Linux
    • Implement best practices for managing Linux on Azure VMs
    • Optimize Linux on Azure VMs for performance and functionality
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 2: Module 2: Provisioning a Linux virtual machine in Microsoft Azure
    • Introduction
    • Provision a Linux virtual machine by using the Azure portal
    • Provision a Linux virtual machine by using Azure CLI
    • Provision a Linux virtual machine by using Terraform
    • Provision a Linux virtual machine by using Bicep
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 3: Module 3: Create a Windows virtual machine in Azure
    • Introduction
    • Create a Windows virtual machine in Azure
    • Exercise - Create a Windows virtual machine
    • Use RDP to connect to Windows Azure virtual machines
    • Exercise - Connect to a Windows virtual machine using RDP
    • Configure Azure virtual machine network settings
    • Summary
  • Module 4: Module 4: Manage virtual machines with the Azure CLI
    • What is the Azure CLI?
    • Exercise - Create a virtual machine
    • Exercise - Test your new virtual machine
    • Exercise - Explore other VM images
    • Exercise - Sizing VMs properly
    • Exercise - Query system and runtime information about the VM
    • Exercise - Start and stop your VM with the Azure CLI
    • Exercise - Install software on your VM
    • Summary and cleanup
  • Module 5: Module 5: Add and size disks in Azure virtual machines
    • Introduction
    • Understand storage options for virtual machines (VMs)
    • Exercise - Add a data disk to a VM
    • Determine whether to use premium storage
    • Resize virtual machine disks
    • Exercise - Resize a VM disk
    • Summary
  • Module 6: Module 6: Secure your Azure virtual machine disks
    • Introduction
    • Encryption options for protecting Windows and Linux VMs
    • Encrypt existing VM disks
    • Exercise - Encrypt existing VM disks
    • Automate secure VM deployments by adding encryption to Azure Resource Manager templates
    • Exercise - Use a Resource Manager template to decrypt the VM
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 7: Module 7: Keep your virtual machines updated
    • Introduction
    • Update Management solution on a virtual machine
    • Exercise - Use Update Management on a virtual machine
    • Verify agent connectivity and schedule recurring updates
    • Exercise - Use Azure log analytics and schedule updates
    • Summary
  • Module 8: Module 8: Deploy Azure infrastructure by using JSON ARM templates
    • Introduction
    • Explore Azure Resource Manager template structure
    • Exercise - Create and deploy an Azure Resource Manager template
    • Add flexibility to your Azure Resource Manager template by using parameters and outputs
    • Exercise - Add parameters and outputs to your Azure Resource Manager template
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary
  • Module 9: Module 9: Deploy Azure virtual machines from VHD templates
    • Introduction
    • Disk image capabilities for Azure virtual machines
    • Generalize a server
    • Create an image from a generalized VM
    • Exercise - Create an image of an Azure VM from the Azure CLI and provision a new VM
    • Summary
  • Module 10: Module 10: Build a scalable application with Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Introduction
    • Features and benefits of Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Exercise - Deploy a scale set in the Azure portal
    • Configure a Virtual Machine Scale Set
    • Exercise - Configure a Virtual Machine Scale Set
    • Install and update applications in Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Exercise - Update applications in Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Summary
  • Module 11: Module 11: Protect your virtual machine settings with Azure Automation State Configuration
    • Introduction
    • What is Azure Automation State Configuration?
    • Use PowerShell DSC to achieve a desired state
    • Exercise - Set up a DSC and configure a desired state
    • Summary
  • Module 12: Module 12: Deploy and run a containerized web app with Azure App Service
    • Introduction
    • Build and store images by using Azure Container Registry
    • Exercise - Build and store an image by using Azure Container Registry
    • Deploy a web app by using an image from an Azure Container Registry repository
    • Exercise - Create and deploy a web app from a Docker image
    • Update the image and automatically redeploy the web app
    • Exercise - Modify the image and redeploy the web app
    • Summary
  • Module 13: Module 13: Scale an App Service web app to efficiently meet demand with App Service scale up and scale out
    • Introduction
    • Scale a web app manually
    • Exercise - Scale a web app manually
    • Scale up a web app
    • Exercise - Scale up a web app
    • Summary
  • Module 14: Module 14: Run Docker containers with Azure Container Instances
    • Introduction to Azure Container Instances
    • Exercise - Run Azure Container Instances
    • Exercise - Control restart behavior
    • Exercise - Set environment variables
    • Exercise - Use data volumes
    • Exercise - Troubleshoot Azure Container Instances
    • Knowledge check
  • Module 15: Module 15: Introduction to Azure Kubernetes Service
    • Introduction
    • What is Azure Kubernetes Service?
    • How Azure Kubernetes Service works
    • When to use Azure Kubernetes Service
    • Knowledge check
    • Summary

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