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Duration1h 33m
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Description

This course offers an in-depth look at VM scale sets, VM configuration management, VM storage options, and VM monitoring within Azure. We kick things off by looking at VM scale sets, vertical scaling, and horizontal scaling.

After that, you'll learn about the tools used for configuration management, as well as how to deploy software using VM extensions and how to deploy an Azure PowerShell DSC Configuration.

The course will then cover the wide range of VM storage options available in Microsoft Azure and show you how to use them. Finally, you'll learn about Azure Monitor, a service that allows you to monitor the performance and health of your VMs and VM scale sets.

This course is packed full of step-by-step demonstrations that you can follow along with, allowing you to see all of the above topics put into practice in real-life Azure environments.

For any feedback relating to this course, please feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Scale VMs using scale sets and understand the difference between vertical and horizontal scaling
  • Learn about the tools used for managing VM configurations
  • Deploy software using VM extensions and PowerShell DSC
  • Understand the various VM storage options available in Azure
  • Restore a VM from a snapshot
  • Create a VM from a generalized image
  • Learn about Azure Monitor and its uses

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in learning about scale sets, configuration management, storage, and monitoring for Azure VMs

Prerequisites

To get the most from this course you should have a basic understanding of Microsoft Azure and of the Azure portal.

Transcript

Congratulations, you've come to the end of Advanced VM Management in Azure. Let's review what you've learned.

We started things off by looking at virtual machine scale sets. You learned about vertical scaling and horizontal scaling. You also saw a hands-on demo on how to deploy a VM scale set with autoscaling enabled.

We then looked at configuration management. I introduced you to many tools that can be used to manage VM configurations. You learned how to deploy an Azure PowerShell DSC Configuration and how to deploy software using VM extensions.

Later on, we dove into VM storage options. We covered things like managed disks, the different types of disks that are available, and encryption. We then reviewed the different disk roles, snapshots and images, before working through some demonstrations with snapshots and images.

We wrapped up by covering VM monitoring.

At this point, you should have a basic understanding of how to scale VMs, how to manage VM configurations, how to configure VM storage, and how to monitor VMs.

To learn more about Azure virtual machines, you can, and should, read Microsoft's published documentation. Be sure to also watch for new courses on Cloud Academy, because we're always publishing new ones. Be sure to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. Thanks for watching and happy learning!

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.