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Configuring And Operating A Hybrid Cloud With Microsoft Azure Stack (M20537)

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Exam: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

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Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack Course Overview | Azure Training | M20537

This 5-day course is intended to provide delegates with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. During the course, they will learn the features and functionalities of Microsoft Azure Stack, how to deploy and manage Microsoft Azure Stack, how to configure resources and monitor Microsoft Azure Stack, and more.

This Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack course is fully accredited by Microsoft through the Microsoft Silver Partnership held by The Knowledge Academy.

After completing this course, delegates 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

Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack Course Outline | Azure Training | M20537

 

This course includes the following modules:

 

Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack

In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help delegates understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. Delegates will also learn about the differentiators between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Azure Pack.

Lessons:

  • What is Azure Stack?
  • Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure
  • Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack

 

Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack

In this module, delegates will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that Azure Stack uses and optional System Centre 2016 components that can be added to further manage and maintain an Azure Stack environment. Delegates will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication, as well as the various authentication providers that are available.

Lessons:

  • Windows Server 2016 and System Centre 2016
  • Identity and Authentication

Lab: Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure

  • Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components

 

Module 3: 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 software defined datacentres, the internal architecture of Azure Stack, Azure Stack infrastructure, Azure Stack prerequisites, and the planning and installation of Azure Stack.

Lessons:

  • 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 4: 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.

Lessons:

  • Working with Plans and Offers
  • Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace
  • Enabling Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack
  • Integrating Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack

Lab: Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack

  • Configuring Plans
  • Configuring Offers
  • Subscribing to an Offer
  • Delegating Offers
  • Creating a new Marketplace Item

 

Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps

This module discusses the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organisations 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, Chef, and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and consistent deployment of applications along with stability.

Lessons:

  • Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps
  • Azure Resource Manager Templates
  • Third-party Resource Providers

Lab: Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates

  • Using Windows PowerShell to obtain API versions
  • Debug an ARM Template with Visual Studio
  • Deploy a virtual machine using Azure CLI

 

Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack

This module discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers areas including software defined datacentres, Hyper-V network virtualisation, external connectivity to Azure Stack, Azure consistent storage in Azure Stack, and Virtual Machines in Azure Stack.

Lessons:

  • 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 Subscription and Resource Groups
  • Creating Storage Accounts
  • Creating a Virtual Network
  • Creating Virtual Machines

 

Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack

Stack brings Platform as Service (PaaS) based offerings from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was originally designed for PaaS based application development with IaaS based services added later. With the initial release of Azure Stack, Microsoft are offering 4 PaaS based services. This module will detail each offering and show how these can be utilised.

Lessons:

  • Understanding the Platform as a Service
  • SQL Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • App Service Resource Provider
  • Azure Key Vault
  • Azure Functions

Lab: Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure Stack

  • Adding hosting servers
  • Configuring a Plan and Offer
  • Creating SQL Server databases
  • Configuring a Plan and Offer for App Service

 

Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack

In this module, delegates will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. They will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure Stack. Delegates will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack. Finally, they will learn how Azure Stack infrastructure is protected and Tenant workloads can also be protected.

Lessons:

  • Field Replaceable Unit
  • Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring
  • Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure
  • Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Troubleshooting Azure Stack
  • Protecting Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads

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, delegates 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.

Lessons:

  • How to License and Pay for Azure Stack
  • Azure Consistent Usage API
  • Business Costs and Models with Azure Stack

Lab: Obtaining Usage Information

  • Obtaining Azure Stack usage information

Who Should Attend this Course?

The primary audience for this course is service administrators and DevOps or cloud architects who are interested in using Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end-users or customers from within their own datacentre.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, delegates should possess or be able to demonstrate:

  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2016
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2014
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
Before attending this course, delegates should possess or be able to demonstrate: Working knowledge of Windows Server 2016 Working knowledge of SQL Server 2014 Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure
The primary audience for this course is service administrators and DevOps or cloud architects who are interested in using Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end-users or customers from within their own datacentre.
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 5 days
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts

The Knowledge Academy does not provide an examination for this course. Delegates will be given access to:

  • Tuition from one of our expert trainers
  • Certificate of completion
  • Refreshments

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Exam: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

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