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In this learning path, you will learn the fundamental concepts of what configuration management is and how to implement it using a variety of popular services such as Terraform, Ansible, Puppet and Chef.
Courses and hands-on labs designed to help you pass Microsoft's AZ 400 Microsoft Azure DevOps Solution Certification. Learn the foundations of Azure DevOps in this complete learning path that is designed to teach you the ins-and-outs of continuous integration and deployment, pipelines, automation and much more!
In this learning path, you will start with the foundations of using the Azure Cloud Shell or using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets on your local computer and then move on to automating the creation, deployment and management of Azure Virtual Networks and Virtual Machines.
This course builds on the “Introduction to ARM Templates with Visual Studio” course. In this course, you will learn about design and creation best practices, you will also learn about the various functions available when authoring ARM Templates. Other topics covered are Nested Templates, Deployment, and Troubleshooting. Throughout the course, you will walk the authoring and deployment of a multi-tier architecture defined in a single ARM Template (which is then broken into multiple nested templates).
In this course, you will learn about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager which is the deployment and management service for resources in Azure. It is the consistent layer for creating, updating, and deleting resources in an Azure Subscription. This course will explain the architecture of resource manager and take a deep dive into topics such as resource providers and resources.
In this course, you will learn how to get started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to perform common management tasks with Azure Infrastructure as a Service. This course will teach you the foundations of interacting with Azure networking services such as virtual networks, network security groups, and the Azure load balancer as well as virtual machines. You will learn how to configure VM storage, networking and compute as well as automatic configuration using the Custom Script Extension and the PowerShell Desired State Configuration extension.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to design a DevOps strategy. Students will learn how to plan for transformation, select a project, and create team structures. Students will also learn how to develop quality and security strategies. Planning for migrating and consolidating artifacts and source control will also be covered.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to deploy an application infrastructure in DevOps pipelines. Students will learn how to implement infrastructure as code and configuration management, how to provision Azure infrastructure using common automation tools, and how to deploy an application infrastructure using various Azure services and deployment methodologies. Students will also learn how to integrate 3rd party deployment tools with Azure, such as Chef and Puppet to incorporate compliance and security into the release pipeline.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement continuous delivery. Students will learn how to design a release strategy, set up a release management workflow, and implement an appropriate deployment pattern.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement continuous feedback. Students will learn how to recommend and design system feedback mechanisms, implement a process for routing system feedback to development teams, and optimize feedback mechanisms.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement the DevOps practices of continuous integration. Students will learn how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, how to manage code quality and security principles, and how to implement a container build strategy.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement dependency management. Students will learn how to design a dependency management strategy and manage security and compliance.
In this module, you will gain the knowledge and skills to implement DevOps processes. Students will learn how to use source control, scale Git for an enterprise, implement and manage build infrastructure, manage application configuration and secrets, and implement a mobile DevOps strategy.
Introduction to Ansible
This course covers running an Ansible playbook configuration, cluster and using modules. We start with an introduction to Ansible, its architecture, and complete installation and setup. We then move to more detailed topics like Ansible galaxy, tasks, plays, vaults, loops, variables, conditions, exception handling.This course will wrap up by running Ansible playbooks and doing labs.
In this course, the student will learn about the Ansible ecosystem of tooling with a special focus on Ansible Automation. Students will use Ansible for system management and configuration as well as work with Ansible playbooks.
This course provides an overview of what Chef configuration management is, and how you can use it to optimize your server automated configuration process. Starting from an introduction to Chef Software, you will learn about the Chef architecture, how to author recipes and cookbooks, and applying those to your systems.The goal of this course is to share a lot of hands-on experience, allowing you to follow along with the live demos. After going through this course, you will have a good understanding of Chef capabilities, have learned how to deploy your Chef Server and configure your Chef Workstation. You will also have authored 2 cookbook recipes to deploy a Linux Apache Web Server and a Windows Web Server, and validated the configuration updates.
In this course, you will learn how to get started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets. This will cover how to use the Azure Cloud Shell or install the Azure PowerShell cmdlets on your local computer. You will also learn how to navigate Azure Resources using the Cloud Shell and the Azure Cmdlets. Finally, the course will explore the various ways you can connect to Microsoft Azure; including logging in interactively, using a service principal or a managed identity.
In this course, the student will be introduced to Docker. We’ll start by understanding the basics of containers and how they came to be. Then, we’ll learn how to install Docker on various platforms. We will cover the components that make up Docker including: The Docker Engine, Docker Images, and Docker Containers. We’ll cover how to containerize an application. We’ll also talk about how networking works with Docker and wrap up with a discussion of how data persistence works within the Docker ecosystem.
In this course, we will cover and introduction to Kubernetes. We will start off by covering what role Kubernetes plays in the container space and how it can simplify container orchestration. We’ll cover scaling, self-healing, load-balancing, and rolling updates. Then, we’ll cover all the ways to install Kubernetes. The remainder of the module with cover the core components of Kubernetes including: Pods, ReplicaSets, Services, and Deployments.
This course is an introduction to Terraform concepts and configurations and demonstrates launching, changing and destroying resources on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. The course starts with an understanding of what Terraform is and why it’s an important tool for deploying reliable, repeatable cloud architectures and how to think about infrastructure as code. We will highlight the major concepts of terraform, the structure components of a Terraform configuration file and basic Terraform usage from the command-line. We will finish by walking through and example configuration and launching, changing and destroying resources on Microsoft Azure.
In this hands on course, students will learn about Microsoft Windows Containers. This course starts with an overview of Windows Container platform and its core capabilities. We will then cover use of Microsoft Nano Server and Windows Server Core inside containers. Also covered in the course is usage of Docker CLI (Command Line Interface) alongside PowerShell to perform common tasks like building container images using Dockerfile, running and removing containers. The course wraps up by looking ahead at various application frameworks like ASP.NET 4.5 / ASP.NET Core and IIS Server that are available to run inside Windows Containers.
This overview has been developed and targeted specifically towards system administratorsand software developers on a Linux platform, who want to automate the deployment of anapplication (installation, upgrades, configuration files) and/or provision or configurean entire system.
Welcome to the Running Containers on Azure Course! We'll start off by discussing Microsoft Azure’s managed service offerings for container technologies. We'll then discuss the Azure Container Registry and compare it to other container registry platforms. Next, we’ll go into Azure Container Instances and discuss why and when to use Azure Container Instances followed by how to persist data when running containers in Azure. Finally, we'll cover Azure Kubernetes Service and discuss the advantages that come along with a managed Kubernetes service.
In this module, you will focus on pricing and support models available with Microsoft to include but not limited to Azure subscriptions, planning and managing costs, support options available with Azure, and the service lifecycle in Azure.
In this module you will learn basic cloud concepts to include but not limited to the following: Why Cloud Services?, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Public, Private, and Hybrid cloud models.
In this module, you will learn the basics of core services available within Microsoft Azure to include but not limited to Core Azure architectural components, Core Azure Services and Products, Azure Solutions, and Azure management tools.
In this module, you will learn about security, privacy, compliance, and trust with Microsoft Azure. You will become familiar with the following topics: securing network connectivity in Azure, core Azure identity services, security tools and features, Azure governance methodologies, monitoring and reporting in Azure, and privacy, compliance and data protection standards in Azure.
In this lab, you will learn about the agile planning and portfolio management tools and processes provided by Azure Boards and how they can help you quickly plan, manage, and track work across your entire team. You will explore the product backlog, sprint backlog, and task boards which can be used to track the flow of work during the course of an iteration.
In this lab, you will learn the basics of authoring and deploying an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template using Visual Studio 2019 focused on infrastructure as a service (IaaS) technologies. You will author a template that deploys a virtual machine that automatically configures a web server with a sample app as well as a virtual machine with SQL Server and a database for the sample app.
In this lab, you learn the basics of authoring and deploying an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template using Visual Studio Code, focused on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technologies. You author a template that deploys a virtual machine, which gets automatically configured as a web server with a sample web app, as well as configuring a second virtual machine which gets configured with SQL Server and a database for the sample app.
In this lab, you will see how open source tools, such as Terraform, can be leveraged to implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and how to automate your infrastructure deployments in the cloud with Terraform and Azure Pipelines.
In this lab, you will create and deploy resources leveraging Ansible within the Azure CloudShell. This lab will guide you through the process of setting up the Azure CloudShell for use with Ansible. You will then create a Ansible Playbook from within the CloudShell and use it to deploy a virtual machine along with the dependant Azure resources.
In this lab, you will create a Azure Virtual Machine leveraging Terraform within the Azure CloudShell. This lab will guide you through the process of setting up a service principal for Terraform and then deploying Azure Resources with a Terraform deployment file.
In this lab we'll guide you through the steps to deploy a request splitting ambassador that will split 10% of the incoming HTTP requests to an experimental server and the rest to a primary web server using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). This pattern is commonly used for testing new features or user experience to a small subset of users.
In this lab, you will learn how to use the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to deploy a pre-built Azure Resource Manager template.This template leverages the PowerShell DSC Custom script extension to automatically configure the virtual machines that are defined in the template.
In this lab, an AKS cluster is deployed using the Azure CLI. A multi-container application consisting of web front end and a Redis instance is then run on the cluster. Once completed, the application is accessible over the internet.
In this lab, you will learn about the release management features available in Azure Pipelines that automate the deployment of applications. These features help development and operations teams integrate with Team Foundation Server to configure and automate complex deployments of their automated builds to target stages more easily. Development teams can also model their release processes and track approvals, sign-offs, and visualize their release status.
In this lab, you will learn how to configure continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) for your applications using Build and Release in Azure Pipelines. This scriptable CI/CD system is both web-based and cross-platform, while also providing a modern interface for visualizing sophisticated workflows. Although we won't demonstrate all of the cross-platform possibilities in this lab, it is important to point out that you can also build for iOS, Android, Java (using Ant, Maven, or Gradle) and Linux.
In this lab, you will create a virtual network that will allow the virtual machines you create to securely connect with each other. You will then create two virtual machines and specify the virtual network configuration and the availability set configuration along with storage for the virtual machine.
In this lab, you will practice introductory concepts in managing Azure with PowerShell. You will learn to manage subscriptions, create resources, view resources, tag resources, and view resource tags. You will finally learn to delete resources.
In this lab, you will create an Azure Web App and a SQL Database and configure the popular content management system (CMS) Orchard CMS. You will then configure the web app to automatically scale based on actual CPU usage.
In this lab, you will learn how to use Visual Studio Code to author an ARM Template that declares the Azure Resources necessary to host an Azure Web App, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Application Insights.
In this lab, you will provision an Azure Web App and App Service Plan. Then, you will configure a "Staging" Deployment Slot and deploy source code to it from a Github repository. Finally, you will perform a deployment slot swap to push the code deployment from Staging into Production.
In this lab, you will learn the fundamentals of automating Azure Web Apps using the Azure CLI tools. With the tools, you will provision an Azure Web App and App Service Plan. Then, you will configure a "Staging" Deployment Slot and deploy source code to it from a Github repository. Finally, you will perform a deployment slot swap to push the code deployment from Staging into Production.
In this this lab you will learn how to setup and configure Azure Automation to execute runbooks for common task automation. This will will teach you how to create an Azure Automation Account, configure runbook assets, setup source control, and teach you how to create and trigger runbooks via webooks for automating tasks against one or more Azure Virtual Machines.
Azure Container Instances enables deployment of Docker containers onto Azure infrastructure without provisioning any virtual machines or adopting any higher-level service. In this tutorial, you build a small web application in Node.js and package it in a container that can be run using Azure Container Instances.
In this lab, you will build and run container based on IIS Server, ASP.NET 4.5 and ASP.Net Core Frameworks. You will use Dockerfile to create container image and then use Docker CLI commands to launch thecontainers. Finally, you will work work with docker commands to access container logs and stats including CPU and memory.
In this lab, you will learn the fundamentals of how to use the Azure PowerShell cmdlets to create and manage Azure Virtual Machines. Exercises will include performing common operations like stopping and starting VMs, creating VMs, attaching additional storage and creating and updating virtual machines.
In this lab, you learn how to author an Azure Resource Manager template that uses nested templates and dependencies to create an orchestrated deployment. In this example, you will deploy a Virtual Network, and then a virtual machine running Windows Server Active Directory which includes a DNS server. After the DNS service is deployed, you will update the virtual network to refer to its IP address for DNS connectivity. From there, you will deploy a client that is domain joined to validate that DNS has been updated in the correct order.
In this lab, you will use the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) REST API, via the Azure Resource Explorer, to provision and Azure Function App hosted on an App Service Plan using Consumption plan pricing. Then you will provision a new Azure Storage Account, and update it's configuration to use Read-Access Geo-Redundant Storage to replicate the data stored to a read-only, secondary Azure Region / Location.
In this lab, you will perform several maintenance operations on an existing IaaS application. All operations will be carried out by making direct calls to the Azure Resource Manager REST API, using the Resource Explorer tool. This lab will automatically provision several virtual machines and will take 15-25 minutes to fully start.
In this Lab, you will use the Nerd Dinner Application. Nerd Dinner is an Open Source ASP.NET MVC Project that helps nerds and computer people plan get-togethers. You can see the site running LIVE at http://www.nerddinner.com. You will move the application DB to Azure SQL instance and add the Docker support to the application to run the application in Azure Container Instances.
Application Insights is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM) service for web developers on multiple platforms. You can use it to monitor your live web applications and other services. It automatically detects performance anomalies, includes powerful analytics tools to help you diagnose issues, and helps you continuously improve performance and usability. It works for apps on a wide variety of platforms including .NET, Node.js and Java EE, hosted on-premises, hybrid, or any public cloud. It even integrates with your DevOps process with connection points available in a variety of development tools. It can even monitor and analyze telemetry from mobile apps by integrating with Visual Studio App Center.In this lab, you'll learn about how you can add Application Insights to an existing web application, as well as how to monitor the application via the Azure portal.
In this lab, you will learn to use a Managed Identity with Azure PowerShell by creating a virtual machine with a system managed identity. You will then assign the identity to a resource group using role-based access control (RBAC).
In this lab, you will learn to use service principals with Azure PowerShell by first creating a service principal, assigning permissions to that principal, and finally logging into Azure with the service principal.
In this lab, you will learn how to make direct calls to the Azure Resource Manager REST API. There are various different tools available to make these API calls Each exercise focuses on a different tool, and on different features of the REST API.
Azure DevOps supports two types of version control, Git and Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC). Here is a quick overview of the two vesion control systems:Team Foundation Verson Control (TFVC): TFVC is a centralized version control system. Typically, team memvers have only one version of each file on their dev machines. Historical data is maintained only on the server. Branches are path-based and created on the server.Git: Git is a distributed version control system. Git repositories can live locally (such as on a developer's machine). Each developer has a copy of the source repository on their dev machine. Developers can commit each set of changes on their dev machine and perform version control operations such as a history and compare without a network connection.Git is the default version control provider for new projects. You should use Git for version control in your projects unless you have a specific need for centralized version control features in TFVC.In this lab, you will learn how to establish a local Git repository, which can easily be syncronized with a centralized Git repository in Azure DevOps. In addition, you will learn about Git branching and merging support. You will use Visual Studio Code, but the same processess apply for using any Git-compatible client with Azure DevOps.