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21. Configure Name Resolution

Azure DNS Services DNS is like the phone book for the internet, it is how the domain names get translated to IP addresses. Azure DNS Service Options There are 3 main options Azure provides DNS (default) – no configuration required – can use hostnames to connect to machines on the same VNet without requiring FQDN You provide DNS (run your…

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18. Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)

Introduction to Containers Containers are a cross platform way of deploying code.  It is an abstraction on top of VM’s. Kubernetes is formally a Google standard but is now an industry standard for running containers. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-au/services/kubernetes-service/ “Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. Unite your development…

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17. Azure App Services

Introduction to App Services An App service is a way for you run code but not have to be concerned about managing a server. An example of this is a Web app. Using a web app is like using a Windows IIS server that someone else has setup and pre configured for you. You don’t have to worry about the…

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16. Manage VM Backups

Enabling VM Backups Go to the VM  -> Backup Selecting an existing Recovery Vault or create a new one Choose backup policy: the default is daily but you can customise your own – Frequency – time to run – Retention period You can also run a manual backup by clicking on Backup Now from the backups dashboard. Backup Jobs To…

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15. Manage Azure VM

Add Data Disks to a VM Go to the VM -> Disks Click on “Create and attach new disk” Set the options: – LUN (Logical Unit Number) used to identify a specific storage device – Disk Name: EG Data – Storage Type: this is the managed disk pricing tier – Size in GBs – Encryption: customer managed key or platform…

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14. Windows and Linux VMs

Modify Existing ARM Templates What are ARM Templates? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/templates/overview ARM Templates allow for the automation of Virtual Machines- “To implement infrastructure as code for your Azure solutions, use Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates). The template is a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) file that defines the infrastructure and configuration for your project. The template uses declarative syntax, which lets you…

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13. Azure Virtual Machines

Create a Virtual Machine Creating a VM through Azure Portal In this example we will create a Windows 2016 Server. From the Azure Portal: Click on Create a Resource Select Windows Server 2016 Datacentre Set the basic options: Subscription, Resource Group, VM Name, Region (price varies slightly) Azure Spot Instance: this is for low priority resources only. You will get…

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12. Implement Backup & Recovery

Azure Backup Setting up backups First we need to create a Recovery Services Vault: Go to “Backup and Site Recovery (OMS)” Click on new “recovery Services vault” Select name, resource group etc…. NOTE: the restore vault has to be in the same region as the resources being backed up. If you have resources in multiple regions you will have to…

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11. Configure Azure Files

Create Azure File Share Blobs aren’t made for sharing files in a “file share”, so for this we use Azure files. To do this: create a Storage Account of the “General Purpose V2” type Go to the Storage Account and select “file shares” Click on the + icon to create a File Share Give it a name and set a…

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10. Import and Export data to Azure

Moving Large Files 3 options: Using Storage Explorer Azure Copy Import/Export jobs service (recommended for very large data transfers) Import/Export Jobs Service You can find this in the Home section on Azure portal. From here you can create import/export jobs Export If you export using this option Microsoft will ship your data to you on a HDD. Import With this…

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