What You Will Learn
- Azure Virtual Machines
- Azure Blueprints
- Azure Policy, Governance, and Management
Managing Cloud Operations
There is more to managing and maintaining workloads in the cloud than deployment. Tailwind Trader's VM deployment has, up until this point, been on an ad hoc basis. Tailwind Traders recognizes that VMs that host IaaS workloads need to be maintained and kept in an orderly state. This includes ensuring that VMs have the most recent updates installed, VMs are backed up, and that application deployment to the VMs are tracked. Once the VMs are brought into a state of compliant order, guardrails need to be placed on the subscription to ensure that future VM deployments meet policy requirements and that costs don’t spiral out of control because someone accidentally deployed a resource intensive VM SKU. This path has advanced (level 300) content including the following technologies: Azure Policy, Azure Blueprints, Role Based Access Control, Subscription Management Virtual Machines, Virtual Machine Extensions, Configuration Management, Inventory and Change Tracking, Virtual Machine / Backup and Recovery, and Azure Active Directory.
These courses should be watched sequentially.
In recent months, Tailwind Traders has been having issues with keeping their sprawling IaaS VM deployment under control, leading to mismanaged resources and inefficient processes. In this session, look into how Tailwind Traders can ensure their VMs are properly managed and maintained with the same care in Azure as they were in Tailwind Trader's on-premises data centers.
Table of contents
- IaaS VM Operations
Tailwind Traders’ deployments are occurring in an ad hoc manner, primarily driven by lack of protocol and unapproved decisions by various operators or employees. Some deployments even violate the organization's compliance obligations, such as being deployed in an unencrypted manner without DR protection. After bringing their existing IaaS VM fleet under control, Tailwind Traders wants to ensure future deployments comply with policy and organizational requirements. In this session, walk through the processes and technologies that will keep Tailwind Traders’ deployments in good standing with the help of Azure Blueprints, Azure Policy, role-based access control (RBAC), and more.
Table of contents
- Azure Governance and Management