Microsoft now gives you packet-level access to your Windows Server and Linux virtual machines (VMs) running in Azure. You'll learn how to use Network Watcher to troubleshoot network security groups (NSGs), perform packet captures, and much more.
IT ops professionals often require packet-level access to network traffic in order to perform troubleshooting and performance optimization. In this course, Troubleshooting with Microsoft Azure Network Watcher, you'll learn how to use every tool in this new Microsoft Azure feature. First, you'll discover how to enable Network Watcher in your home Azure regions. Next, you'll explore how to use Network Watcher to trace routing paths, troubleshoot NSGs, and test connectivity to and from your VMs running in Azure. Finally, you'll learn how to perform packet captures with Network Watcher and visualize the capture data with open-source software. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to analyze your Azure IaaS resources deeply and effectively.
Course Overview Hello everyone and welcome to my course Troubleshooting with Microsoft Azure Network Watcher. My name is Tim Warner and I'm a full-time author with Pluralsight and a Microsoft MVP and cloud in data center management. This course covers every feature in Azure Network Watcher. Network Watcher is a free feature that gives you tools to visualize your Azure network communications at a granular level. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include understanding how Network Watcher can help you, testing network security groups, testing connectivity to your VMs in Azure, analyzing network traffic in Azure, and performing deeper diagnostics and visualization. By the end of this course you'll be able to perform deep analysis of your Azure virtual networks and software defined networking resources. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with TCPIP inner networking and Azure Networking Stack deployment and configuration. From here you should feel more confident tuning and troubleshooting Azure network resources. If you want to pursue more general Azure networking training, see our course Implementing Microsoft Azure Networking. I hope you'll join me on this journey to master Microsoft Azure Network Maintenance with the Troubleshooting with Microsoft Azure Network Watcher course from Pluralsight.