Architecting Azure Solutions (70-534): Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity

This course will address the "Design a Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity Strategy" objective domains of the Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-534) exam.
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(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 20, 2016
Duration
2h 55m
Table of contents
Course Introduction
Evaluate Hybrid and Azure Hosted Architectures for System Center
Azure Monitoring Strategy
Updating and Patching Azure Workloads
Azure for Business Continuity
Azure for Disaster Recovery
PowerShell Workflows
Azure Automation
Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 20, 2016
Duration
2h 55m
Description

In this course, Architecting Azure Solutions (70-534): Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity, you'll get familiar with these domain objectives. You'll start with an introduction before diving in with the Evaluate Hybrid and Azure Hosted Architectures for System Center objective. You'll then cover how to monitor Azure using Azure Portal, Operations Manager, Global Service Monitor, Application Insights, and OMS, as well as updating and patching Azure IaaS workloads. This course will also go over using PowerShell with Azure, Azure Custom Extensions, and configuring OMS and Azure Automation and more. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared for the "Design a Management, Monitoring, and Business Continuity Strategy" objective of the Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-534) exam.

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About the author

Orin Thomas is an MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, an MCT, and has a string of Microsoft MCSE and MCITP certifications.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Evaluate Hybrid and Azure Hosted Architectures for System Center
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we'll look at Evaluate Hybrid and Azure Hosted Architectures for System Center. This module deals with the evaluate hybrid and Azure-hosted architectures for Microsoft System Center Deployment objective of the design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. This course is one of six that deals with the Architecting Azure Solutions exam. This is the final course. There are five other courses beyond this one that you would use to prepare for this exam. As I remind you all the time, remember that Azure is a moving target. Stuff is changing all the time. Specifically with this objective, I want you to consider that System Center 2016 is coming out soon. At some point, we will see the exam update itself so that we're talking about System Center 2016, as well as System 2012 R2, which is the currently supported version of System Center when we're talking about integrating with Microsoft Azure. In this module, we're going to talk about hybrid System Center deployments, we'll talk about components supported by Azure, we'll talk about managing Azure resources with System Center, and we'll talk about hybrid scenarios. Let's get into it.

Azure Monitoring Strategy
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we're looking at Azure Monitoring Strategy. This module actually deals with part of the design and monitoring strategy objective of the design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. This course is one of six courses that deals with this exam. This is the final course. Hopefully you've gone through all of the courses at this point, and you've almost finished you're preparation to take this exam. As I remind you at all times, remember that Azure is a moving target. If you are especially thinking about this particular objective domain, remember that, for example, things like Application Insights and Operations Management Suite are always increasing in functionality, so what they do now may be just a subset of what they do in the future. So when you're preparing for this exam, make sure that you're keeping your eye on the primary Azure documentation to tell you exactly what's going on in the world of Azure. Anyway, in this module, we'll look at Azure monitoring, we'll talk about Operations Manager in Azure, we'll talk about Application Insights and Global Service Monitor, and we'll talk about Operations Management Suite. Let's get into it.

Updating and Patching Azure Workloads
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we're looking at Updating and Patching Azure Workloads. This module deals with part of the design a monitoring strategy objective of the design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. This course is one of six that deals with the Architecting Azure Solutions exam. You can find all the others on Pluralsight's website, and this should be the final one that you're taking in the entire sequence as you prepare for your Architecting Azure Solutions exam. As I remind you each and every module, remember that Azure is a moving target. That means that new technologies are coming along and that you need to keep up with the new technologies. We will try to keep these course as up to date as possible, but you need to keep an eye out as part of your studies, and as your interest in Azure architecture means that you've got to basically do a bit of the leg work yourself. Anyway, in this module, we'll look at updating Azure IaaS VMs, we'll talk about WSUS and Configuration Manager, we'll talk about updating Linux IaaS VMs, and we'll talk about availability sets and update domains. Let's get into it.

Azure for Business Continuity
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we're looking at Azure for Business Continuity. This module deals with the describe Azure business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities, which is part of the design a management, monitoring, business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. As I'm sure you're aware, this course is one of six that deals with the Architecting Azure Solutions 70-534 exam. This is the final course in this series. Hopefully you've looked at all the other courses in your preparation for taking this exam. As I remind you all the time, remember that Azure is a moving target. That means that capabilities of Azure and functionality of Azure are always improving. To give you an example from this module, up until sort of early in 2016 you couldn't perform Azure site recovery to the ARM portal. You had to go and go through to the classic mode of Azure. Anyway, in this fairly short module, we're looking at Hyper-V Replica and Azure Site Recovery. Let's get into it.

Azure for Disaster Recovery
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we're looking at Azure for Disaster Recovery. This module deals with the design a disaster recovery strategy objective of the design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. This course is one of six that deals with the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. This is the final course. Hopefully you've gone through all the other courses in this series in preparation to take the 70-534 exam. As I remind you all the time, remember that Azure is a moving target. This is especially true in this area where new products and new functionality have only recently come out in the last few months, such as, for example, the ability to back up and restore virtual machines running in the ARM mode rather than in Classic mode. In this module, we're going to look at backing up Azure IaaS VMs. We're going to look at Azure Backup Agent and Azure Backup Server. We're going to look at Data Protection Manager and Azure, and we're going to look at the StorSimple device. Let's get into it.

PowerShell Workflows
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we're looking at PowerShell Workflows. This module deals with the Design Azure Automation and PowerShell workflows objective of the design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. This course is the final of six courses that deals with the 70-534 exam. Hopefully you've taken all the other courses and you're close to finishing your Architecting Azure Solutions study. As I remind you in every module, remember that Azure is a moving target. This means that new stuff is coming out all the time. Specifically, when we're thinking about PowerShell functionality and Azure, well that's growing every day. There's new stuff that's being added to modules, there's new functionality, and there's new things that you can do. Anyway, in this module, we'll look at PowerShell Workflows and Azure, we'll look at Custom Script extensions, and we'll talk about OMS and Automation. Let's get into it.

Azure Automation
Hello, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name's Orin Thomas, and in this module we're looking at Azure Automation. This module deals with the describe the use cases for Azure Automation configuration objective of the design a management, monitoring, and business continuity strategy objective domain of the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam. As I'm sure you're aware, this is the final course in a series of six that deals with the 70-534 Architecting Azure Solutions exam. And congratulations! This is the final module of those six courses. So if you've got this far, congratulations, we're almost finished. As I remind you always, as I have been reminding you throughout all of these courses, remember that Azure is a moving target. Even in areas such as automation in terms of functionality, I'm going to point out where companies like Puppet and Chef have promised that they're actually going to increase what you can do with their product with Azure Automation, just as the same applies to Desired State Configuration and other technologies. Anyway, in this module, we're going to look at when to use Puppet, when to use Chef, when to use Azure Automation, and when to use Desired State Configuration. Well, let's get into it.