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Building Infrastructure with Azure Pipelines

You have been given an ARM template for a Linux VM to deploy to Azure. Using Azure DevOps, you must check the ARM template for errors (linting), and deploy the VM to the provided Azure environment.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 15m
Clock icon Aug 19, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create an Azure DevOps Organization

    1. Log in to the Azure portal using the provided credentials.
    2. Search for Azure DevOps from the services menu.
    3. Create a new organization and project named MyFirstProject.
  2. Challenge

    Push Code to Azure Repos

    1. Log in to the Linux VM provided with this lab.
    2. Use the following command to clone the node-express branch of the repository: git clone -b arm
    3. Remove the GitHub origin with the following command: git remote remove origin.
    4. Copy the commands from Azure Repos to add the new remote origin and push the code.
  3. Challenge

    Create the Build Pipeline

    1. This lab requires the use of a self-hosted agent. Instructions can be found here: Self-Hosted Agent Instructions.
    2. Create a new Azure Build Pipeline in the classic editor.
    3. Add the appropriate tasks to install the following packages on your build agent: Node.js, NPM, and jsonlint as a Command Line Script.
    4. Run jsonlint and specify the template.json file.
    5. Fix any JSON errors.
    6. Copy and publish the file to the build artifact staging directory.
  4. Challenge

    Create the Release Pipeline

    1. Create a new release pipeline in Azure DevOps, and make sure it will use the self-hosted agent.
    2. Use the artifact created in the previous objective.
    3. Create the necessary task to deploy the arm template.
    4. Make sure to create a service connection using the service principal provided.
    5. Ensure that the service connection is used within the release pipeline task.

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