Managing Environments with Azure Arc

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Managing Environments with Azure Arc

Authors: Ben Weissman, Steve Buchanan, Niraj Joshi, Rag Dhiman

This learning path introduces you to Microsoft’s latest Azure offering: Azure Arc. With Azure Arc, you’ll be able to manage resources and environments deployed within and outside... Read more

What You Will Learn

  • Fundamental Azure Arc concepts
  • How core Azure management tools work with Azure Arc
  • Azure Arc's value proposition and offerings
  • How Azure Arc enabled servers work
  • How Azure Arc enabled SQL Server works
  • How Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes works
  • How Azure Arc enabled machine learning works
  • How Azure Arc and Azure Lighthouse work together

Pre-requisites

Learners interested in this path should have experience with Azure administration and be familiar with the fundamental concepts of data services, SQL server, Kubernetes, and machine learning.

Introduction to Azure Arc

Welcome to Pluralsight's learning path for Azure Arc, one of Microsoft's latest cloud offerings. If you're new to Azure Arc, watch this course first so you can learn all about what Azure Arc is, what it can do, and what future it holds.

Azure Arc: The Big Picture

by Ben Weissman

Jul 20, 2021 / 37m

37m

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Description

Most enterprises are facing the challenge these days of having their IT estate distributed across multiple locations or clouds. In this course, Azure Arc: The Big Picture, you’ll learn what Azure Arc is, which challenges it addresses and how it can help you to centrally manage your estate. First, you’ll explore the differences between different cloud deployment types like hybrid or multi-cloud. Next, you’ll discover how Azure Arc helps you to operate complex distributed environments, how it compares to Azure Lighthouse and which offerings it includes specifically. Finally, you’ll uncover every current service offering in Azure Arc in more detail. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to understand how Azure Arc brings your compute and data resource’s management together in one single place.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. What Is Azure Arc?
  3. Azure Arc Service Offerings

Managing Environments with Azure Arc

With Azure Arc, you’ll be able to manage resources and environments deployed within and outside of Azure through the same control plane. The courses in this section of the path will teach you about Arc’s value proposition and current offerings.

Azure Arc-enabled Data Services: The Big Picture

by Ben Weissman

Apr 16, 2021 / 52m

52m

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Azure Arc-enabled Data Services are Microsoft’s answer to the question how you can deploy services like a SQL Managed Instance or a PostgreSQL Hyperscale Server Group, that were previously limited to the Azure Cloud, to any other cloud or infrastructure. In this course, Azure Arc-enabled Data Services: The Big Picture, you’ll learn what Azure Arc-enabled data services are and how to deploy and manage them. First, you’ll explore the purpose of Azure Arc in general and more specifically Azure Arc-enabled data services. Next, you’ll discover how to deploy your own Azure Arc-enabled data services. Finally, you’ll learn how to use, operate, and manage them. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Azure Arc-enabled data services needed to evaluate if these are the right solution for your hybrid data strategy.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introducing Azure Arc and Azure Arc-enabled Data Services
  3. Deploying Azure Arc-enabled Data Services
  4. Operating Azure Arc-enabled Data Services

Azure Arc Enabled Kubernetes: Getting Started

by Steve Buchanan

Jun 23, 2021 / 1h 57m

1h 57m

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Managing Kubernetes clusters across on-premises and multiple clouds can be disjointed and overly complicated. In this course, Azure Arc Enabled Kubernetes: Getting Started, you’ll learn to how to manage external Kubernetes clusters with Azure Arc. First, you’ll explore what Azure Arc k8s is and how to use it. Next, you’ll discover the features of Azure Arc K8s and how to use them. Finally, you’ll learn how to how to use Azure Arc K8s and GitOps to deploy applications. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes needed to manage Kubernetes clusters across on-premises and multiple clouds.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Azure Arc Enabled Kubernetes
  3. Working with Kubernetes Clusters Using Azure Arc
  4. Deploying Applications to Projected Kubernetes Clusters Using Azure Arc and GitOps

Azure Arc and Azure Lighthouse: First Look

by Niraj Joshi

Apr 29, 2021 / 39m

39m

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Description

Azure Arc and Azure Lighthouse are state of the art offerings to manage complex client environments using a unified control plane. In this course, Azure Arc and Azure Lighthouse: First Look, you’ll learn to efficiently manage complex client environments and resources using a single user interface . First, you’ll explore an Azure Lighthouse to manage multi-tenant applications at scale. Next, you’ll learn how to use Azure Arc to manage multi-cloud as well as hybrid environments of clients with fine grained permissions. Finally, you’ll learn how to integrate Azure Lighthouse with Arc to manage security of multi-tenant applications of multiple users. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of administering cloud as well as on-premise resources using a user-friendly interface.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introducing Azure Lighthouse
  3. Integrating Azure Arc and Azure Lighthouse
  4. Managing Resources with Azure Arc and Azure Lighthouse
  5. Improvising Feature Enhancements of Arc and Lighthouse

Azure Arc Enabled SQL Server: First Look

by Rag Dhiman

Jul 14, 2021 / 1h 23m

1h 23m

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Description

Make your SQL Server instances visible in Azure regardless of platform and location using Azure Arc. In this course, Azure Arc Enabled SQL Server: First Look, you'll be introduced to the new capabilities in Azure Arc to add your SQL Server instances. First, you’ll explore how to connect your SQL Server instances outside of Azure to the Azure platform. Next, you’ll discover how to view the configuration of these SQL Servers within the Azure control panel using additional features like SQL Assessment. Then, you’ll learn how to secure your Azure Arc enabled SQL Server instances. Finally, you’ll explore the future of Azure Arc enabled SQL servers. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Azure Arc enabled SQL Servers needed to centrally manage your SQL Server instances regardless of platform and location.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction to Azure Arc Enabled SQL Server
  3. Implementing Azure Arc Enabled SQL Server