Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment

This course will teach the different high-level processes, procedures, methods and technologies that are used to properly manage a virtualization and/or Cloud solution.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 26, 2018
Duration
1h 9m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 26, 2018
Duration
1h 9m
Description

There are multiple management subjects that are important to understand when working with virtualization and/or Cloud solutions. In this course, Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment, you'll learn foundational knowledge of the high-level processes and procedures to manage your Cloud environment. First, you'll learn about virtualization and Cloud resource allocation and how it compares with traditional solutions. Next, you'll discuss resource use, deployment and optimization techniques. Then, you'll explore user accounts and the different techniques and tasks that are used when provisioning them. Finally, you'll discover virtualization and cloud SLA metric concepts and how they can be assessed. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Cloud environment needed to manage your virtual or Cloud solutions.

About the author
About the author

Sean Wilkins is an accomplished networking consultant and writer for infoDispersion (www.infodispersion.com) who has been in the IT field for over 20 years working with several large enterprises.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Sean Wilkins, and I am a network engineer, author, and technical editor at infoDispersion. I am excited to welcome you to my course, Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment. In Virtualization Environment Resource Allocation, we discuss the allocation of cloud resources and how they are handled. In Determining Resource Use, Deployment, and Optimization, we talk about cloud resource use, verification, and optimization. In Implementing Security and Policy, Account Provisioning Techniques, we focus on resource provisioning by covering a user's account lifecycle, as well as how it can be automated or orchestrated. And finally, in Reviewing the Common Cloud and Virtualization SLA Metrics, we finish up and discuss resource measurement, including measurement methods and metrics. By the end of this course, you'll have a good base of knowledge to successfully understand the different management concepts, technologies, processes, and procedures that are commonly seen implemented on cloud and virtualization-based solutions. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn about the cloud with the Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment course at Pluralsight.

Determining Resource Use, Deployment, and Optimization
Hello everyone and welcome to Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment. My name is Sean Wilkins, and this is the Determining Resource Use, Deployment, and Optimization module. This module covers how and when cloud resources are used, verified, and optimized. We will begin with a section covering a number of different resource usage concepts, including a review of an application's lifecycle, including the different factors that influence how and how much of each type of resource are allocated or deallocated. We then have a section on the assessment of the existing resources that are being used to determine if they are being used as expected, and if not, they can be optimized to achieve a more efficient result. And now with all this out of the way, let's get started.

Implementing Account Provisioning Techniques and Tasks
Hello everyone and welcome to Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment. My name is Sean Wilkins, and this is the Implementing Account Provisioning Techniques and Tasks module. This module covers account provisioning including the different techniques and tasks that are involved. The first section digs into these by covering the different steps of the account lifecycle and discusses the different common tasks that are part of each of them. The second module then moves the conversation and talks about the different common tasks that are often automated or orchestrated within an organization. So now with all these out of the way, let's get started.

Reviewing the Common Cloud and Virtualization SLA Metrics
Hello everyone and welcome to Basic Management Principles in a Cloud Environment. My name is Sean Wilkins, and this is the Reviewing the Common Cloud and Virtualization SLA Metrics module. This module covers the ways that different metrics are used within an organization to determine system state and performance, monitor for ongoing incidents, as well as track the health of the system as a whole. We begin with a section on the different methods that are commonly used inside organizations to monitor usage and billing. We then move on with a section on the different metrics that are commonly monitored and how they fit into the infrastructure as a whole. So now with all this out of the way, let's get started.