• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

As an organization adopts cloud technologies, it becomes increasingly important for it to be able to proactively manage and monitor its cloud-based assets. In this course, you will learn about designing a management strategy to best manage assets and resources in Microsoft Azure. You will look at integrating Microsoft System Center with Azure and look at the different ways you can monitor and manage different aspects of Azure. Upon completion, you should be better able to design a management solution with Azure.

Learning Objectives

Hybrid and Azure-hosted Architectures

  • start the course
  • identify which Microsoft server software is supported in Azure
  • identify design considerations when integrating Azure with Microsoft System Center
  • identify scenarios for implementing a Hybrid Azure solution

Design a Monitoring Strategy

  • identify the products and services that are used for monitoring an Azure solution
  • recognize the capabilities of monitoring an Azure solution with System Center
  • recognize the features of alerts and notifications in Azure
  • configure monitoring for an Azure web site
  • configure monitoring for an Azure Cloud Service
  • configure monitoring for an Azure storage account
  • use Azure SQL Database Dynamic Management Views to monitor an Azure SQL Database
  • configure Web Endpoint Status monitoring
  • recognize the features of the Azure Traffic Manager
  • configure Azure Traffic Manager
  • identify features and information provided by Azure Security and Audit Logs
  • configure an Azure Audit Log
  • configure Azure Diagnostics for Azure virtual machines
  • configure Azure Diagnostics for Azure Cloud Services
  • recognize the features of the Global Service Monitor in Azure
  • recognize the features of Azure Operational Insights
  • recognize the features associated with using Visual Studio Application Insights with Azure
  • identify third-party monitoring tools for Azure
  • identify the features and benefits of using Windows Software Update Services (WSUS), System Center Configuration Manager, and third-party solutions to maintain Azure
  • recognize the features of Availability Groups and Update Domains in Azure

Practice: Designing a Management Strategy

  • design a management strategy to support an Azure solution, given a set of requirements

Framework Connections

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