This 3-day instructor-led course covers a range of components, including Azure Compute, Azure Storage, and network services that customers can benefit from when deploying hybrid solutions. In this context, the term hybrid means integrating infrastructure technologies that customers host in on-premises datacenters with Azure IaaS and PaaS services. This course offers an overview of these services, providing the knowledge necessary to design hybrid solutions properly. It also includes a number of demonstrations and labs that enable students to develop hands-on skills that are necessary when implementing such solutions.
This course is intended for IT professionals and development operations (DevOps) professionals who are well versed in on-premises technologies and who have some knowledge of cloud technologies but want to learn more about integrating their on-premises environments with Azure. These professionals should have at least three years of experience working in their respective fields—typically, in the areas of on-premises system administration or network administration, in addition to DevOps support. These IT professionals have broadly applicable administration and operational skills, and they generally work for both enterprise-level organizations and small and medium business environments.
More specifically, the intended audience includes:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft Azure
This module starts with a general overview of cloud computing, and then focuses on Microsoft Azure and its technologies that offer integration opportunities. It also introduces the most common methods of interacting with Azure, including the Azure portals, Azure PowerShell, Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI), and Microsoft Visual Studio. The module concludes by covering Azure deployment models, which dictate how you provision and manage Azure services.
Lab : Use Azure portal, Azure PowerShell, and Microsoft Visual Studio to deploy and manage Azure resources
Module 2: Integrating with Azure Compute services
This module explores the different compute resources available in Azure in the context of hybrid scenarios. It first explains the differences between Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services and how you can use each of them to migrate on-premises workloads. Next, it describes the process of migrating on-premises virtual machines to Azure by using virtual machine images and disks. It also explains the process of extending Big Compute workloads to Azure by integrating them with on-premises high performance computing (HPC) deployments and by using Azure Batch. The module concludes with an explanation on containers and Azure Service Fabric.
Lab : Uploading an on-premises virtual disk file to Azure
Lab : Moving containers between on-premises Hyper V virtual machines and Azure virtual machines
Module 3: Integrating with Microsoft Azure virtual networks
This module introduces the Azure Virtual Network service and its components. It also describes how to implement Azure virtual networks and integrate them with your on-premises computing resources by establishing direct network connectivity between the two environments.
Lab : Implementing a point-to-site VPN by using Azure Resource Manager
Module 4: Integrating with Azure Storage and data services
This module starts with a description of Azure Storage types and their capabilities. It then describes Azure Backup, StorSimple hybrid storage solution, Microsoft SQL Server Stretch Database, Azure Data Factory with Data Management Gateway, and Azure Content Delivery Network. It concludes with a detailed walkthrough of the implementation of Azure Recovery Services agent-based and Microsoft Azure Backup Server-based backups.
Lab : Implementing the Azure Recovery Services agent-based backups
Module 5: Designing and implementing Azure Site Recovery solutions
This module presents the main features of Azure Site Recovery and the scenarios it supports. It also describes the planning considerations for Azure Site Recovery, the different types of implementations of Azure as a disaster recovery site for on-premises workloads, and the disaster recovery capabilities that StorSimple offers. You will become familiar with the process of planning Site Recovery deployment and will step through a sample deployment.
Lab : Implementing protection of on-premises Hyper-V virtual machines in Azure by using Site Recovery
Module 6: Designing and implementing cross-premises applications
This module presents the most common solutions that facilitate implementation of cross-premises applications, including Azure RemoteApp, Traffic Manager, and Hybrid Connections with the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service. It also describes the process of implementing cross-premises solutions for desktop, web, and mobile apps.
Lab : Implementing Traffic Manager
Module 7: Integrating operations and application monitoring and management
This module presents Azure-based services that deliver monitoring and management functionality for on-premises workloads. These services include Microsoft Operations Management Suite with its Log Analytics, Microsoft Azure Automation with its support for on-premises systems based on Hybrid Runbook Worker functionality, and Visual Studio Application Insights. This module also describes the process of implementing cross-premises Azure monitoring and management solutions.
Lab : Implementing Azure Automation
Before attending this course, students must have: