MOC 20537 - Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

This five-day Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack training class will provide students with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. Using hands-on labs, students will learn the following:

  1. The key features and functionality of Microsoft Azure Stack.
  2. The differences between Microsoft Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Azure Pack.
  3. The architecture and components of Microsoft Azure Stack.
  4. How to deploy Microsoft Azure Stack.
  5. Windows Server Roles and Features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  6. How identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  7. How Microsoft Azure Stack enables DevOps.
  8. How to create and manage Azure Resource Manager templates.
  9. How to create and manage Plans.
  10. How to create and manage Offers and Delegation.
  11. Manage the Marketplace in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  12. Software Defined Networking in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  13. Understand how storage is provisioned and managed in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  14. How to provision Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  15. Configuring Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  16. How to monitor and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack.
  17. Understand how licensing and billing works in 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.

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  1. Learn to describe the components and architecture of Microsoft Azure Stack.
  2. Learn to deploy Microsoft Azure Stack.
  3. Learn to understand the Windows Server 2016 features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  4. Learn to understand how DevOps use Microsoft Azure Stack.
  5. Learn to offer resources in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  6. Learn to manage IaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  7. Learn to manage PaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  8. Learn to manage updates in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  9. Learn to perform monitoring and troubleshooting in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  10. Learn to understand how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  1. Overview of Azure StackI
    1. What is Azure Stack?
    2. Comparing Azure Stack with Microsoft Azure.
    3. Comparing Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.
  2. Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
    1. Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
    2. Identity and Authentication.
    3. Lab: Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure
      1. Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components.
  3. Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
    1. Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture
    2. Azure Stack Prerequisites
    3. Installing Azure Stack
    4. Lab: Confirming prerequisites and installing Microsoft Azure Stack
      1. Confirming the prerequisites.
      2. Confirming the installation was successful.
  4. Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources
    1. Working with Plans and Offers.
    2. Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
    3. Enabling Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack.
    4. Integrating Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.
    5. Lab: Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack
      1. Configuring Plans.
      2. Configuring Offers.
      3. Subscribing to an Offer.
      4. Delegating Offers.
      5. Creating a new Marketplace Item.
  5. Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
    1. Technologies used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps.
    2. Azure Resource Manager Templates.
    3. Third-party Resource Providers.
    4. Lab: Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates
      1. Using Windows PowerShell to obtain API versions.
      2. Debug an ARM Template with Visual Studio.
      3. Deploy a virtual machine using Azure CLI.
  6. Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
    1. Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
    2. Azure Stack Storage.
    3. Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    4. Lab: Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack
      1. Creating a Subscription and Resource Groups.
      2. Creating Storage Accounts.
      3. Creating a Virtual Network.
      4. Creating Virtual Machines.
  7. Platform as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
    1. Understanding the Platform as a Service.
    2. SQL Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    3. App Service Resource Provider.
    4. Azure Key Vault.
    5. Azure Functions.
    6. Lab: Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure Stack
      1. Adding hosting servers
      2. Configuring a Plan and Offer
      3. Creating SQL Server databases
      4. Configuring a Plan and Offer for App Service
    7. Understand how Azure Functions operate in Azure Stack.Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
    8. Field Replaceable Unit.
    9. Azure Stack Control Plane Monitoring.
    10. Patching the Azure Stack Infrastructure.
    11. Monitoring Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    12. Troubleshooting Azure Stack.
    13. Protecting Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads.
  8. Lab: Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems
    1. Monitoring Azure Stack.
    2. Monitoring Guest Operating Systems.
    3. Troubleshooting Azure Stack using the Audit Logs and Alerts.
  9. Lab: Obtaining Usage Information
    1. Obtaining Azure Stack usage information.
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this Azure class:

  • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2016.
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server 2014.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure.

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