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Lab: Cloud Workshop - Azure Resource Manager Templates

Overview

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to author an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template that can be used to deploy infrastructure such as virtual machine, storage, and networking. This lab will also teach the you how to deploy virtual machines that are automatically configured by the Azure Automation Desired State Configuration (DSC) service.

By the end of this lab, you will be better able to migrate and enable easy deployment for lift-and-shift capabilities. In addition, you will learn to build and deploy complex infrastructure solutions with Azure Resource Manager templates, work with Azure Automation Desired State Configuration (DSC) for deploying server configurations, as well as scale existing templatized deployments leveraging VM Scale Sets.



Lucerne Publishing is one of the largest English-language publishers in the world. With nearly 200 years of history, Lucerne has published some of the world’s foremost authors, including Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal winners. Lucerne is consistently at the forefront of innovation, using digital technology to create unique reading and viewing experiences and expand the reach of its authors and documentary producers.

Lucerne is starting a three-year project to move most of its data center footprint to the cloud. “We are convinced that cloud implementations will give us cost savings and more importantly, deliver operational flexibility,” says Greg Vernon, head of infrastructure and enterprise operations at Lucerne. “Like every other business, we are under constant pressure to do more with less. We believe that cloud computing will be substantially cheaper over time than in-house data centers.”

The company has asked you to define an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template that can deploy their application CloudShop and its associated database using Azure Virtual Machines.



What you will build




Details
  • Estimated time required to complete: 5 hours, 0 minutes
  • You will have access to this environment for 8 hours, 0 minutes
  • Learning Credits Required: 10

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to author Azure Resource Manager Templates for IaaS
  • Deploy Azure Automation DSC Resources
  • Deploy Scale Sets with templates

Pre-Requisites

  • Intermediate background with Azure Resource Manager Experience
  • Intermediate background with Azure PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • Intermediate background with Azure Infrastructure as a Service

Exercises

Lab Guide
In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to author an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template that can be used to deploy infrastructure such as virtual machine, storage, and networking. This lab will also teach the you how to deploy virtual machines that are automatically configured by the Azure Automation Desired State Configuration (DSC) service.
By the end of this lab, you will be better able to migrate and enable easy deployment for lift-and-shift capabilities. In addition, you will learn to build and deploy complex infrastructure solutions with Azure Resource Manager templates, work with Azure Automation Desired State Configuration (DSC) for deploying server configurations, as well as scale existing templatized deployments leveraging VM Scale Sets.

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