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Managing Azure VMs

Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level

There are different methods and tools available when it comes to configuring Azure virtual machines. In this course, you'll explore some of these methods, including using PowerShell, Puppet, and Chef, as you prepare for exam 70-532.

Target Audience
Professionals who are preparing to take the 70-532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam, and who are experienced in designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure cloud platform solutions. Exam candidates should also be adept at using development tools, techniques, and design methodologies associated with the design of scalable and resilient cloud-based solutions.


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Managing Azure VMs

  • start the course
  • describe Azure VM configuration
  • automate Azure VM configuration using VM Agent (custom PowerShell script extensions)
  • describe the use of PowerShell DSC to configure Azure VMs
  • create an automation account on Azure portal
  • automate Azure VM configuration using PowerShell DSC
  • configure Puppet on Azure VMs
  • Deploy a Puppet cluster on Azure
  • write modules for Puppet Enterprise
  • utilize Puppet to configure Azure VMs
  • describe the use of Chef to configure Azure VMs
  • configure a hosted chef account for managing virtual machines
  • configure Chef for Azure Resource Manager
  • configure Azure virtual machines using Chef
  • enable remote VM debugging
  • create and manage Azure virtual machines
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    Expertise Level