Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack - 20537 Course Outline
This five-day course will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. Using hands-on labs, students will learn the following:
• The key features and functionality of Microsoft Azure Stack.
• The differences between Microsoft Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack.
• The architecture and components of Microsoft Azure Stack.
• How to deploy Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Windows Server Roles and Features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• How identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• How Microsoft Azure Stack enables DevOps.
• How to create and manage Azure Resource Manager templates.
• How to create and manage Plans.
• How to create and manage Offers and Delegation.
• Manage the Marketplace in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Software Defined Networking in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Understand how storage is provisioned and managed in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• How to provision Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Configuring Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• How to monitor and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Understand how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Custom and third-party Resource Providers available for Microsoft Azure Stack.
This course is intended for service administrators, devops, and cloud architects who are interested in using Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end-users or customers from within their own datacenter.
Special Note to New Hampshire Residents
This course has not yet been approved by the State's Department of Education. Please contact us to get an update as to when the class should be available in New Hampshire.
Before attending this course, students must have:
• Working knowledge of Windows Server 2016.
• Working knowledge of SQL Server 2014.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Describe the components and architecture of Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Deploy Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Understand the Windows Server 2016 features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Understand how DevOps use Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Offer resources in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Manage IaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Manage PaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Manage updates in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Perform monitoring and troubleshooting in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Understand how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Manage third-party and custom resource providers available in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack
In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help you understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. You will also learn about the differentiators between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack.
• What is Azure Stack?
• Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure.
• Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.
Module 2: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
This module introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how it forms the basis of the system. It will discuss various Azure Stack concepts such as Regions, Scale Units, Fault Domains, and Validation. In addition, the hardware requirements of Azure Stack are discussed to ensure an understanding of what is required as a minimum.
• Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture.
• Azure Stack Prerequisites.
• Installing Azure Stack.
Lab : Confirming prerequisites and installing Microsoft Azure Stack
• Confirming the Prerequisites.
• Confirming the installation was successful.
Module 3: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that Azure Stack uses and optional System Center 2016 components that can be added to further manage and maintain the Azure Stack environment. You will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication and the various authentication providers that are available.
• Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
• Identity and Authentication.
Lab : Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure
• Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components.
Module 4: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
This module discusses the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organizations to leverage DevOps. It details the underpinnings of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs available and also how configuration management technologies such as PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Chef and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.
• Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps.
• Azure Resource Manager Templates.
• How does DevOps use the Azure Stack Technologies?
Lab : Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates
• Install the Azure Stack PowerShell Module and obtain the API versions available.
• Debug an ARM Template with Visual Studio.
• Deploying ARM Templates.
Module 5: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources
This module discusses some of the key features in Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants when consuming resources such as virtual machines and SQL Server databases.
• Working with Plans and Offers.
• Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
Lab : Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack
• Configuring Plans.
• Configuring Offers.
• Subscribing to an Offer.
• Creating a new Marketplace Item.
Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn about some of the key components in Azure Stack that IaaS uses such as Software Defined Networking, Storage, and Virtual Machines.
• Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
• Azure Stack Storage.
• Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Lab : Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack
• Creating a Subscription and Resource Group.
• Creating Storage Accounts.
• Creating a Virtual Network.
• Creating Virtual Machines.
Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn the concept of PaaS including how Resource Providers such as SQL Server, My SQL Server and App Service are configured and managed in Azure Stack.
• Understanding the concept of PaaS.
• SQL Server and My SQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• App Service Resource Provider.
Lab : Configuring Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack
• Installing the Database as a Service Resource Providers.
• Configuring Capacity for Database as a Service.
Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. You will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure stack. Finally, you will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack.
• Field Replaceable Unit.
• Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring.
• Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure.
• Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
• Troubleshooting Azure Stack.
Lab : Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems
• Monitoring Azure Stack.
• Monitoring Guest Operating Systems.
• Troubleshooting Azure Stack using the Audit Logs and Alerts.
Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants
In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other costs are typically involved in an Azure Stack deployment.
• How to pay for Azure Stack.
• Azure Consistent Usage API.
Lab : Obtaining Usage Information
• Obtaining Tenant Usage.
• Obtaining Provider Usage.
Module 10: Custom and Third-Party Resource Providers for Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn how Microsoft Azure Stack can be extended with custom and third-party Resource Providers and how to create your own Resource Providers. Azure Stack differs from Microsoft Azure by allowing you to add Resource Providers created by non-Microsoft entities.
• Developing Custom Resource Providers for Azure Stack.
• Third-Party Resource Providers.
Lab : Configuring Third-Party and Custom Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack
• Configuring a custom Resource Provider.
• Configuring a Third-Party Resource Provider.
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