AZ-104: Deploy and manage Azure compute resources

Beginner
Administrator
Azure
Virtual Machines
CLIs
Azure Resource Manager
Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Container Instances
Container Registry
Kubernetes Service

Learn how to deploy and configure virtual machines, containers, and Web Apps in Azure. This learning path helps prepare you for Exam AZ-104: Microsoft Azure Administrator.

Modules in this learning path

In this module, we discuss how to create a Linux virtual machine using the Azure portal.

Azure virtual machines (VMs) enable you to create dedicated compute resources in minutes that can be used just like a physical desktop or server machine.

Learn how to use the cross-platform Azure CLI to create, start, stop, and perform other management tasks related to virtual machines in Azure.

Understand and create the different types of disk storage available to Azure virtual machines (VMs).

Use Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) to encrypt OS and data disks on existing and new VMs.

Deploy the Azure Update Management solution to update virtual machines in your cloud environment.

Learn how Resource Manager templates express your deployments as code, enabling you to deploy faster and more reliably.

Standardize and automate your virtual machine deployments to minimize manual configuration, variance, and errors.

Enable your application to automatically adjust to changes in load while minimizing costs with virtual machine scale sets.

Create a desired state configuration script that checks that IIS is installed. Onboard virtual machines (VMs) for management by Azure Automation. Automatically install IIS on the VMs where that feature is missing.

Create a Docker image and store it in a repository in Azure Container Registry. Use Azure App Service to deploy a web application based on the Docker image. Configure continuous deployment for the web app by using a webhook that monitors the Docker image for changes.

Respond to periods of increased activity by incrementally increasing the resources available and then, to reduce costs, decreasing these resources when activity drops.

Learn how to run containerized apps using Docker containers with Azure Container Instances (ACI).

Determine the types of business problems that can be solved using Azure Kubernetes Service. Describe the benefits of container orchestration with features like deployment management, automatic updates, and self-healing.