Automating Infrastructure Deployment Using Google Cloud Deployment Manager

Cloud Deployment Manager is the Google service that allows the specification of all the resources needed for an application in a declarative format using yaml. This course will help you use it to programmatically create and provision resources.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jan 17, 2019
Duration
1h 38m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jan 17, 2019
Duration
1h 38m
Description

Cloud Deployment Manager is Google’s service for infrastructure automation, also often referred to as “Infra-As-Code” (IAC). Infra-As-Code services allow us to programmatically provision resources using templates, commands, and constructs such as loops and conditionals. In this course, Automating Infrastructure Deployment Using Google Cloud Deployment Manager, you will learn the conceptual and practical aspects of working with Cloud Deployment Manager to configure complex GCP architectures in a repeatable and verifiable manner. First, you will study the basic concepts and terms used in the Deployment Manager. You’ll understand what configurations, resources, schemas, templates, manifests, and deployments are and how they fit together to allow you to programmatically create and manage your deployments. You’ll bring all these components together to provision a deployment for a Compute Engine virtual machine instance. Next, you will learn how you can use templates to parameterize your infrastructure deployments. Deployments can be thought of as directed-acyclic graphs where these graphs can be used to model dependencies between resources. You will learn how to configure these dependencies using references in your deployment specifications. You will also work with making your template reuse more robust by specifying schemas which are rules that govern template usage. Finally, you will study how you can use templates from the Deployment Manager Marketplace and also configure templates to define the architecture for a load-balanced applications. This will involve the use of composite types registered with the Type Registry and specifying containers to run on your provisioned resources. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to use Google’s Deployment Manager to programmatically create and provision resources to run your applications on the GCP.

About the author
About the author

An engineer and tinkerer, Vitthal has worked at Google, Credit Suisse, and Flipkart and studied at Stanford and INSEAD. He has worn many hats, each of which has involved writing code and building models. He is passionately devoted to his hobby of laughing at his own jokes.

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Course Overview
(Music) Hi, my name is Vitthal Srinivasan, and I'd like to welcome you to this course on Automating Infrastructure Deployment Using Google Cloud Deployment Manager. A little bit about myself. I have master's degree in Financial Math and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and have previously worked for companies such as Google in Singapore and Credit Suisse in New York. I am now co-founder at Loonycorn, a studio for high-quality video content based in Bangalore, India. Cloud Deployment Manager is Google's service for infrastructure automation, also colloquially referred to as Infra as Code, or IaC. Infra as Code services allow us to programmatically provision resources using templates, commands, and constructs such as loops and conditionals. The implication of this is quite profound, particularly for companies that specialize in providing IT services and system integration. In this course, you'll learn the conceptual and practical aspects of working with Cloud Deployment Manager to configure complex GCP architectures in a repeatable and verifiable manner. First, you will study the basic concepts and terms used in the Deployment Manager. You will understand what configurations, resources, schemas, templates, manifests and deployments are and how they fit together to allow you to programmatically create and manage your deployments. You will bring all these components together to provision a deployment for a Compute Engine virtual machine instance. Then, you will learn how you can use templates to parameterize your infrastructure deployments. Deployments can be thought of as directed acyclic graphs where these graphs can be used to model dependencies between resources. You will learn how to configure these dependencies using references in your deployment specifications. You will also work with making your template reuse more robust by specifying schemas. These are rules that govern template usage. Finally, you will study how you can use templates from the Deployment Manager Marketplace and also configure templates to define the architecture for a load-balanced application. This will involve the use of composite types registered with the type registry and specifying containers to run on your provision instances. At the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and the skills to use Google's Cloud Deployment Manager to programmatically create and provision resources to run your applications on the GCP.