Pre 2017 - Implementing Virtual Machines for Azure Infrastructure (70-533)

Microsoft Azure IaaS virtual machines are one of the most popular Azure cloud services. This course covers all objectives from the Implement Virtual Machines domain of Microsoft Exam 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
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(40)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 27, 2016
Duration
4h 46m
Table of contents
Deploy Workloads on Azure Virtual Machines
Implement Images and Disks
Perform Configuration Management
Configure VM Networking
Configure VM Resiliency
Design and Implement VM Storage
Monitor VMs
Description
Course info
Rating
(40)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 27, 2016
Duration
4h 46m
Description

Let's face it, Microsoft Azure offers a LOT of services. Among them, though, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) virtual machines form a core use case for most Azure subscribers. In Implementing Virtual Machines for Microsoft Azure Infrastructure 70-533, you'll learn how to plan for and deploy workloads in Windows and Linux-based cloud VMs. You'll also be well on your way to becoming a Microsoft Certified Azure Specialist because this course covers every topic from the "Implement Virtual Machines" objective domain for Microsoft exam 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions--such topics include deploying, managing, and configuring websites; configuring scale and resistance; and managing hosting plans. By the end of this course, you will be able to implement virtual machines for Microsoft Azure with ease and confidence.

About the author
About the author

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Perform Configuration Management
Hello there, and welcome the Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and this module is entitled Perform Configuration Management. This module is part of our learning path for Microsoft Exam 70-533 dealing with Microsoft Azure infrastructure. The first course is called Prepare to Pass, and it just gives you general guidance on the best way to approach learning path and pass your test. Then we get into the content, first with web apps, next with virtual machines. That's the current course. Then cloud services, storage, Azure Active Directory and virtual networks. I've split the virtual machines course into seven related modules. The first is deploying workloads on Azure VMs, then implement images and disks. Today, we're doing configuration management, then we have modules on networking, VM resiliency, storage and finally, monitoring. I have two primary learning goals for you in this module. First, I want you to understand what Azure VM extensions are and how you can use them in your Azure VMs to perform various configuration management tasks. Of course, configuration management applies equally both to Windows and Linux-based VMs. The other half of the module is actually implementing specific extensions to do configuration management. We'll look at the custom script extension, PowerShell Desired State Configuration extension, and then briefly, third-party options, namely Puppet and Chef. Let's get started.

Configure VM Resiliency
Hi there. How are you doing? And, welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is entitled Configure VM Resiliency. If you're studying for Microsoft exam 70-533, we have you covered. We have a learning path that maps to every single objective on the exam. The first course deals with just what to expect from the learning path and how best to prepare for the test. And then, the rest of the course is web apps, virtual machines, which is what we're in the home stretch with now, and cloud services, done by my colleague Razi, implement storage, implement Azure active directory and implement virtual networks. That really gives you an end to end knowledge of Microsoft Azure. It's a lot of material, for sure. We have seven modules in the implement virtual machines course. The first dealt with deploying workloads. Then, we focused on images and disks, then configuration management, then networking. Today, we're covering virtual machine, or VM resiliency. And then, we finish up with storage and monitoring. We have three learning objectives to cover today. The first is deploying availability sets. We need to understand what these availability sets are. How much do they cost. What return on investment do they give, and so forth. We're also going to learn how to scale Azure virtual machines along two axes. We're going to do scale up and scale out. And, we're also going to configure auto-scale, also called dynamic scaling. If you've already studied our implement web apps course, I certainly hope you have, then some of the concepts here, in fact the lion's share of them, will be very familiar to you. So, this should serve as somewhat of a review. With that, let's get started.

Design and Implement VM Storage
Hi there and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner and this module is called Design and Implement VM Storage. If you're preparing for the Microsoft Exam 70-533 on Azure infrastructure, you've come to the right place. We have a number of related courses that form a learning path. This gives you an end-to-end coverage of every exam objective. The first of those courses I called Prepare to Pass the Exam because we talk about the exam itself and where it might fit in your career. Then we get into the contents, starting with Web Apps, Virtual Machines, which we're tying up in this module and the next one, Cloud Services, that's done by my Pluralsight colleague, Rozzie, Storage, Azure Active Directory, and Virtual Networks. In the Implement Virtual Machines course, we began with the module called Deploy Workloads on Azure VMs, following that up with a consideration of each major subsystem in Azure infrastructure-as-a-service, or IaaS. There's Implement Images and Disks, Configuration Management, VM Networking, Resiliency, today we're doing VM Storage, and just one more module left in this course, and that's on VM Monitoring. We have three exam objectives to cover in this module. First, planning Azure VM disk storage, including such things as being familiar with the capacity limits that Azure puts on you, the tenant, the client, the customer, whatever you want to call yourself, configuring disk caching, and encryption. Secondly, we'll move to disk redundancy, involving geo-replication and looking, basically surveying the different plans or pricing tiers for Azure storage. Third and finally, we'll look at a feature that I call one of the best-kept secrets of Azure. It's called Azure File Service and this enables you to create and mount SMB shares that are stored in the Cloud in your on-premises and/or Cloud-based virtual machines. Some interesting stuff here actually. Let's get started.