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Managing Microsoft Azure Compute

Author: Tim Warner

Compute is one of the key components of any Microsoft Azure solution. In this path, you’ll learn how to manage and protect your organization’s Compute resources, with a focus on... Read more

Beginner

The courses in this section will teach you the fundamentals for MS Azure Compute management, including how to create and manage individual virtual machines.

Deploying a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 16m

1h 16m

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Description

At the core of Azure infrastructure as a service administration is a thorough knowledge of virtual machine deployment. In this course, Deploying a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to effectively plan VM deployments, and then carry them out by using both the Azure portal and Resource Manager templates. First, you’ll learn the basics of VM deployment in Azure by using Microsoft best practice guidance. Next, you’ll explore how to deploy a Windows Server VM in Azure. Finally, you’ll discover how to deploy a Linux server VM in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM deployment that will help you as you move forward in your career as an Azure solution architect or administrator.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Planning VM Deployment31m
  3. Deploying a Linux Server VM in Microsoft Azure21m
  4. Deploying a Windows Server VM in Microsoft Azure22m

Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 42m

1h 42m

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At the core of configuration management in Microsoft Azure is a thorough knowledge of how to connect to and manage Azure-based virtual machines (VMs). In this course, Configuring Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to configure Windows Server and Linux VMs in Azure for maximum performance, availability, and security. First, you’ll learn how to manage VM configurations, including storage, networking, and extensions. Next, you’ll explore how to maximize VM availability, involving availability sets, availability zones, and Azure Advisor. Finally, you’ll discover how to enforce VM security in Azure, including role-based access control (RBAC) and Azure Security Center. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM configuration that will help you as you move forward in your work as a Microsoft Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Managing VM Configuration42m
  3. Managing VM Availability30m
  4. Managing VM Security28m

Intermediate

These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements within MS Azure Compute, including how to protect virtual machine content.

Backing Up Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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At the core of Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) disaster recovery is a thorough knowledge of Azure virtual machine (VM) backup. In Backing Up Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to back up and restore VMs running in Azure. First, you’ll learn how to use Azure VM Backup to back up Windows Server and Linux VMs running in Azure. Next, you’ll explore the many types of restore options available in Azure. Finally, you’ll discover how to retrieve individual files and folders from VM backup restore points. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure VM backup and recovery that will help you as you move forward to become a more effective Microsoft Azure administrator.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Backing Up VMs24m
  3. Restoring VMs15m
  4. Recovering Files and Folders from VMs7m
  5. Providing Failover Recovery for VMs20m

Advanced

In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in MS Azure Compute, including how to deploy multiple virtual machines and how to migrate existing physical and virtual machines.

Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Sep 14, 2018 / 1h 20m

1h 20m

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At the core of administrative automation and DevOps in Azure is a thorough knowledge of multi-VM deployment. In Deploying Multiple VMs in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to use VHD images and ARM templates to deploy n number of Windows Server or Linux virtual machines to the Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how to build a custom VM image library in your Azure subscription. Next, you’ll configure Resource Manager templates for multi-VM deployment. Finally, you’ll discover how to plan, deploy, and manage virtual machine scale sets in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure multi-VM deployment that will help you as you move forward in your career as a Microsoft Azure administrator or solution architect.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview0m
  2. Creating a Virtual Machine Image Library19m
  3. Configuring ARM Templates for Multi-VM Deployment23m
  4. Deploying Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets35m

Migrating Physical and Virtual Servers to Microsoft Azure

by Tim Warner

Aug 7, 2018 / 1h 51m

1h 51m

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Description

One of the most common Microsoft Azure use cases is "lifting and shifting" physical and virtual machines into Azure virtual networks. In this course, Migrating Physical and Virtual Servers to Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot both server and database migration from on-premises to the Microsoft Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how Azure Site Recovery and the Microsoft database migration tools work. Next, you’ll explore how to set up virtual machine replication and migration. Finally, you’ll discover how to migrate physical servers and SQL Server databases to Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a robust knowledge of physical and virtual machine migration that will help you as you move forward in your career as a Microsoft Azure IT operations professional.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Evaluating the Migration Environment40m
  3. Migrating VMs to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery31m
  4. Migrating Physical Servers and Databases to Microsoft Azure39m

What you will learn

  • How to create and manage virtual machines in MS Azure
  • How to protect virtual machine content
  • How to migrate physical and virtual machines to MS Azure

Pre-requisites

This path is intended for novice learners, and prior knowledge of virtual machines, cloud computing fundamentals, and server administration is required.