Description

This five-day course will provide professionals with the key knowledge required to deploy and configure Microsoft Azure Stack. Using hands-on labs, professionals will learn the key features and functionality of Microsoft Azure Stack, the differences between Microsoft Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack, the architecture and components of Microsoft Azure Stack, Windows Server Roles and Features used in Microsoft Azure Stack, how to deploying Microsoft Azure Stack, how identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack, how Microsoft Azure Stack enables DevOps, how to create and manage Offers and Delegation, how to create and manage Azure Resource Manager templates, how to create and manage Plans, management of the Marketplace in Microsoft Azure Stack, how to provision Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack, how to monitor and troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack, understand how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack, Software defined Networking in Microsoft Azure Stack, understand how storage is provisioned and managed in Microsoft Azure Stack, configuring Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.

 

 

Radiant Techlearning offers Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack training program in Classroom & Virtual Instructor Led / online mode.

 

 

Duration: 5 Days

 

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, professionals will be proficient in:

  • Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understanding the Microsoft Azure Stack architecture and components.
  • Understanding the Windows Server 2016 features used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understanding how DevOps use Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Offering resources in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Managing IaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Managing PaaS in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Managing updates in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Performing monitoring and troubleshooting in Microsoft Azure Stack.
  • Understanding how licensing and billing works in Microsoft Azure Stack.

Pre-requisites

Before attending this course, professionals must have:

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

 

Audience profile

This course is designed for service administrators, DevOps and cloud architects interested in using Microsoft Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end-users or customers from within their own datacenter.

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack

In this first section, the major concepts associated with Azure Stack are described that will help professionals understand what Azure Stack is and the functionality it provides. Professionals 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.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Describe the key features and functionality of Azure Stack.
    • Understand the differences between Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.
    • Understand the differences between Azure Stack and Windows Azure Pack.

 

Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack

In this section, professionals will get to learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that are used by Azure Stack and optional System Center 2016 components that can be utilized for further management and maintenance of an Azure Stack environment. Professionals will also learn how Azure Stack manages authentication and the various authentication providers that are available.

  • Lessons
    • Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
    • Identity and Authentication.

 

  • Lab: Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure
    • Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Understand how Windows Server 2016 and the optional System Center 2016 features are used in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Understand how identity and authentication works in Microsoft Azure Stack.

 

Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack

This section introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how it forms the basis of the system. We will discuss various Azure Stack concepts including Azure Stack Prerequisites, Planning and Installation of Azure Stack, Internal Architecture of Azure Stack, Azure Stack Infrastructure, Software Defined Datacenter etc.

  • 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.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Describe the Architecture of Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Understand the prerequisites for Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Install Microsoft Azure Stack.

 

Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack Resources

This section discusses some of the major features of Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants in 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.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Configure Offers and Plans in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Manage the Microsoft Azure Stack Marketplace.
    • Enable multi-tenancy in Azure Stack.
    • Integrate Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.

 

Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps

In this section, we will discuss the fundamentals of how Azure Stack enables organizations to leverage DevOps. It provides a closer look to the foundation of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs available and also how configuration management technologies like Chef and Puppet, PowerShell Desired State Configuration, can be used to facilitate fast and consistent implementation 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.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be proficient in:
    • Understand the technologies used by DevOps in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Understand Templates in Azure Resource Manager.
    • Understand the third-party Resource Providers available for Microsoft Azure Stack.

 

Module 6: Infrastructure: Service in Microsoft Azure Stack

This section discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers the fields like: Hyper-V Network Virtualization, Software Defined Datacenter, Azure Consistent Storage in Azure Stack, Virtual Machines in Azure Stack, External Connectivity to Azure Stack etc.

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

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Understand the Software Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows Server 2016.
    • Configure Azure Stack Storage.
    • Deploy Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.

 

Module 7: Platform as a Service in Microsoft Azure Stack

Stack provides Platform as Service (PaaS) based features from Microsoft Azure to Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was initially designed for PaaS based application development with IaaS based services added later. In the initial version of Azure Stack, Microsoft provided 4 PaaS based services: SQL and MySQL Databases App Service for websites Key Vault for securing confidential information like passwords and certificates Azure Functions for server-less computation. This section will detail each of these offerings and analyse how these can be utilized.

  • 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

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Describe Platform as a Service.
    • Configure the SQL and MySQL Resource Provider.
    • Configure the App Service Resource Provider.
    • Understand how Key Vault operates in Azure Stack.
    • Understand how Azure Functions operate in Azure Stack.

 

Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack

In this section, professionals will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. Professionals will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned using Azure stack. Professionals will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of Azure Stack. Finally, professionals will learn how Azure Stack infrastructure is protected and how professionals can also protect Tenant workloads.

  • 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.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be able to:
    • Describe the Field Replaceable Unit concept in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Describe Control Plane Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Understand how Patching is managed in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Monitor Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Troubleshoot Microsoft Azure Stack.
    • Protect Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads.

 

Module 9: License of Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants

In this section, professionals will get to learn about how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other expenses 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.

 

  • After completing this module, professionals will be proficient in:
    • Understand how Azure Stack is billed.
    • Use the Azure Consistent Usage API.
    • Understand business costs and models in Azure Stack.

FAQs

Q: What is the difference between Azure and Azure stack?

 

A: Azure Stack Hub is a hybrid cloud platform that enables you to use Azure services from your company or service provider datacenter. Azure Stack Hub mainly delivers a subset of the services and features which are available in Azure. User company or service provider can freely choose which services they want to offer.

 

Q: What is the Microsoft stack?

 

A: MS-Stack development compromises of layered structures of different components or services that are used to develop software solutions with Microsoft’s range of applications including Dynamics CRM, NET, CRM Dynamics 365, SharePoint development platform, Azure, etc.

 

Q: What is hybrid cloud?

 

A: Hybrid cloud is a solution that combines a private cloud with one or more public cloud services, with proprietary software enabling communication between each distinct service. Hybrid cloud services are powerful as they mainly give businesses greater control over their private data.

 

Q: Why do we need a hybrid cloud?

 

A: The advantage of the hybrid cloud model is that it allows workloads and data to move between private and public clouds in a flexible way as demands, needs, and costs change, giving businesses large flexibility and various options for data deployment and use.

 

Q: How do you ensure the quality of training program?

 

A: Radiant has highly intensive selection criteria for Technology Trainers & Consultants, who deliver you training programs. Our trainers & consultants undergo rigorous technical and behavioral interview and assessment process before they are on boarded in the company. 

Our Technology experts / trainers & consultant carry deep dive knowledge in the technical subject & are certified from the OEM.

Our training programs are practical oriented with 70% – 80% hands on the training technology tool.  Our training program focuses on one-on-one interaction with each participant, latest content in curriculum, real time projects and case studies during the training program. 

Our faculty will provide you the knowledge of each course from fundamental level in an easy way and you are free to ask your doubts any time from your respective faculty.

Our trainers have patience and ability to explain difficult concepts in simplistic way with depth and width of knowledge.

To ensure quality learning, we provide support session even after the training program. 

 

Q: What if I/we have doubts after attending your training program?

 

A: Radiant team of experts would be available on the email Support@radianttechlearning.com to answer your technical queries, even after the training program.

We also conduct a 3 – 4 hours online session after 2 weeks of the training program, to respond on your queries & project assigned to you.  

 

Q: If I face technical difficulty during the class what should I do?

 

A: Technical issues are unpredictable and might occur with you as well. Participants have to ensure that they have the system with required configuration with good internet speed to access online labs.  

If the problem still persists or you face any challenge during the class then you can report to us or your trainer. In that case Radiant would provide you the recorded session of that particular day. However, those recorded sessions are not meant only for personal consumption and NOT for distribution or any commercial use. 

 

Q: Does this training program include any project?

 

A: Yes, Radiant will provide you the most updated, high valued and relevant real time projects and case studies in each training program. 

We included projects in each training program from fundamental level to advance level so that you don’t have to face any difficulty in future. You will work on highly exciting projects and that will upgrade your skill, knowledge and industry experience.

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