Deploy and manage resources in Azure by using ARM templates

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Azure
Azure Resource Manager

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates enable you to define the infrastructure requirements for your deployments on Azure.

ARM templates use a declarative code syntax that you treat like application code. Treating your infrastructure as code enables you to track changes to your infrastructure requirements and makes your deployments more consistent and repeatable.

Take this learning path to learn how to:

  • Declaratively define the Azure resources you need within the structure of an ARM template.
  • Create and validate your templates by using Visual Studio Code.
  • Deploy your templates by using the Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and through GitHub Actions.
  • Break down complex deployments into smaller and more reusable components by using nested templates and linked templates.
  • Validate and preview your infrastructure changes by using what-if and the ARM template test toolkit.
  • Add custom steps to your ARM templates by using deployment scripts.
  • Use advanced constructs such as deployment order, conditional deployments, and secrets to manage complex deployments.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Azure Resource Manager and Azure resource groups is recommended, but not required

Modules in this learning path

Write Azure Resource Manager templates by using Visual Studio Code to deploy your infrastructure to Azure consistently and reliably.

Manage multiple Azure environment deployments of your Azure Resource Manager templates by using functions, variables, tags, and parameter files.

This module teaches you how to preview your changes with the what-if operation and the value of doing so. It also teaches you how to create valid templates and gives you recommendations that you can follow by using the ARM template test toolkit.

Learn how to deploy Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates by using Azure PowerShell, the Azure CLI, and GitHub Actions. Use linked templates to break down complex templates into templates that are more modular.

Learn how to add custom steps to your Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates by using deployment scripts.

This module teaches you how to use advanced features of ARM templates to perform secrets management and conditional deployments.