Deploying and Managing Azure IaaS Virtual Machines

This course aims to give you the knowledge to architect and deploy solutions using Azure IaaS, as well as how to utilize other Azure services in an optimal manner.
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Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 14, 2016
Duration
3h 52m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(20)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 14, 2016
Duration
3h 52m
Description

Azure provides a large number of services which are all built on VMs. In this course, Deploying and Managing Azure IaaS Virtual Machines, you'll dive into how to utilize Infrastructure as a Service offerings in Azure, and how they utilize other services such as storage and networking. First, you'll learn about the initial Azure Service Manager is. Next, you'll dive into detail on the newer and preferred Azure Resource Manager, and key concepts such as Resource Groups. Finally, the course will wrap up by taking a look at Microsoft Azure Stack and its requirements, footprint, and services offered. After watching this course, you should feel confident in your ability to architect and deploy complete solutions in Azure IaaS.

About the author
About the author

John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is John Savill and welcome to my course Deploying and Managing Azure IaaS Virtual Machines. I'm a technical architect working with many of the largest companies in the world to help them with infrastructure related projects, both on-premises, in the cloud, and a bit of both. If you're looking to leverage Azure infrastructure services, then it's critical to understand exactly how IaaS VMs utilize other Azure services like storage and networking to enable you to architect the most resilient and scalable service as possible. Assessing the different IaaS VM series and sizes is also vital to ensure your Azure spend is an optimal as possible. There are also many advanced management contracts like availability sets, role-based access control, the Azure VM agent, extensions and more, that must be used. Also, how does Azure play in the hybrid cloud world? Well we'll look at that as well. In this course we're going to dive into all of the elements related to IaaS virtual machines, now to use them, and how to manage them. Some of the major topics we will cover include types of Azure IaaS VMs, how Azure IaaS VMs use other services, critical constructs to ensure availability and manageability of your Azure IaaS VMs, and how Azure interacts with on-premises clouds. By the end of this course you'll be able to identify the right way to use Azure IaaS for your infrastructure projects, both in Azure and on-premises. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with cloud basics, however, I'll be sure to quickly review any critical information and you also should have completed the Azure Storage and Azure Networking courses that proceed this in the Azure infrastructure skills path. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn Azure IaaS virtual machines with the Deploying and Managing Azure IaaS Virtual Machines course at Pluralsight.

Azure IaaS Compute Fundamentals
This module covers the Infrastructure as a Service Compute Fundamentals. Specifically an overview of Infrastructure as a Service, the characteristics that make up the different types of Azure Virtual machine, how the IaaS services are licensed and how they're billed, which really leads into what is the difference between stopped and deallocated, and it's very big difference, something you really need to understand to optimize how much you spend in Azure. And then availability sets, a crucial concept to ensure your services are always highly available and covered by the Microsoft service level agreement.

Using Azure Resource Manager
This module covers using the Azure Resource Manager. Specifically, what are the limitations of the old model, the Azure Service Manager? Why do we need this new Azure Resource Manager thing? An overview of what the actual resource manager is, and some of the key components around the resource manager are actually utilizing the resource groups and the tags.

Azure IaaS VMs
This module explores actually leveraging the Azure fabric to create our Infrastructure as a Service virtual machines. Specifically, how Azure IaaS VMs use the various Azure resources like storage accounts, network adapters and networks. Actually walking through the creation of a virtual machine using the portal, but actually creating each individual resource, create the resource group, create the storage account, create a network, and then create a VM on top of that. And how we can actually modify and manage our virtual machines.

Azure IaaS VM Management
In this module I want to look at some of the more advanced aspects of Infrastructure as a Service Virtual Machine Management. Specifically, removing the I am an everything administrator or I am nothing with role-based access control. Looking at the Azure virtual machine agent and the various extensions that are available to us through the agent, and then just thinking about what are some of the common management tasks I have to perform and the processes for those Azure IaaS virtual machines?

Microsoft Azure Stack and the Hybrid Cloud
In this module I want to dive into Microsoft Azure Stack and really what is this hybrid cloud and how does Azure Stack help us. Specifically, how do I enable the hybrid cloud? What exactly is Azure Stack? What are the services available and how will they will be released? And what are the various deployment options to actually get Azure Stack in your environment?