CompTIA Cloud+: Cloud Logging, Monitoring, Alerting & Optimization

CompTIA    |    Intermediate
  • 12 videos | 1h 23m
  • Includes Assessment
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Logging and monitoring is essential to ensure that your cloud environment is running efficiently and securely. In this course, you will learn to configure logging, monitoring and alerting services in the cloud and optimize cloud environments. First, you will learn about the available cloud features for logging such as collectors, SNMP, syslog, audits, log types, access and authentication, and automation. Next, you will learn about the features of system monitoring such as baselines, thresholds, tagging, and performance monitoring, resource utilization, availability, and SLA-defined uptime. Next, you will learn about the features of alerting such as common messaging methods, maintenance mode and appropriate responses. Finally, you will learn how to optimize cloud resources including placement, computing, storage, networks, and device drivers and firmware. This course is one of a collection of courses that prepares learners for the CompTIA Cloud+ (CV0-003) certification.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Discover the key concepts covered in this course
    Describe the features of logging such as collectors, snmp, syslog, and how to configure it to maintain operational status
    Describe the features of logging such as audits, log types, access and authentication, and automation and how to configure it to maintain operational status
    Describe the features of system monitoring such as baselines, thresholds, tagging, and performance monitoring and how to configure it to maintain operational status
    Describe the features of system monitoring such as resource utilization, availability, and sla-defined uptime and how to configure it to maintain operational status
    Describe the features of alerting such as common messaging methods, maintenance mode, and appropriate responses and how to configure it to maintain operational status
  • Describe how to optimize cloud environments using right-sizing and resource placement
    Describe how to optimize cloud environments for compute resources taking into consideration required cpus, gpus, memory, and containers
    Describe how to optimize cloud environments for storage resources taking into consideration tiers, adaptive optimization, iops, capacity, deduplication, and compression
    Describe how to optimize cloud environments taking into consideration network bandwidth, network interface controllers, latency, and sdn
    Describe how to optimize cloud environments taking into consideration device drivers and firmware
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

  • 2m 11s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about your instructor and this course. In this course, you’ll learn about the available cloud features for logging, such as collectors, SNMP, syslog, audits, log types, access and authentication, and automation. Next, you’ll examine the features of system monitoring, such as baselines, thresholds, tagging, and performance monitoring, resource utilization, availability and service-level agreement-defined uptime. FREE ACCESS
  • 8m 20s
    In this video, you’ll learn more about Cloud Logging Services. You’ll learn these services can assist you with centralizing logs generated throughout your cloud infrastructure in a variety of data formats so you can stay on top of your operational status. Effective implementation of a cloud logging service should provide you with the insights you need to better manage and optimize applications, services, and resource allocation. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Cloud Advanced Logging
    5m 38s
    In this video, you’ll learn about more advanced and specific logging implementations in a cloud environment. These fall under the categories of user, security, audit, and access logs. Now, regardless of the specific type of log, the fundamental purpose remains the same, which is to be informed as to what is happening in your organization. Different types of logs will be of interest to different people. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Cloud Basic Monitoring
    8m 31s
    In this video, you’ll get an overview of the basic monitoring features available in a cloud environment. You’ll learn the difference between monitoring and logging. Both involve wanting to know what is going on within your organization. However, logging is something that is recorded. By contrast, monitoring is something that is more often done in real time. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Cloud Advanced Monitoring
    7m 48s
    In this video, you’ll learn more advanced and specific monitoring that can be implemented to help you optimize the performance of your cloud solutions. You’ll start by learning about resource utilization, which can be configured for a variety of resources, including network traffic and usage, database usage, CPU or memory usage on virtual machines or storage usage. This depends on the cloud service model you're using. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Cloud Alerting
    7m 14s
    In this video, you’ll examine the use of alerts in a cloud service. You’ll learn these alerts are used to inform you in a timely manner that something has occurred that requires your attention. Alerts prevent you from having to manually sift through log files or sit in front of a real-time monitoring application looking for events that might not even happen. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Cloud Right-sizing and Placement
    9m 17s
    In this video, you’ll take a look at the process known as right-sizing. You’ll learn this refers to the process of optimizing your resources in terms of performance, while still trying to keep your costs as low as possible. You’ll also learn about resource placement considerations. There are several tools, utilities, and calculators available in many cloud implementations that can help determine the correct starting point for resources. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Cloud Compute Optimization
    5m 44s
    In this video, you’ll examine some considerations for optimizing cloud workloads. You’ll learn about the optimization of compute resources such as CPU, GPU, memory, and containers. CPU Utilization tends to be one of the most significant factors in determining the number of instances required by an application, in that if your current utilization is particularly high, this is a good indicator that another instance should be added. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Cloud Storage Optimization
    11m 8s
    In this video, you’ll explore considerations for optimizing the performance of your storage solutions in the cloud. You’ll learn these can be a significant factor when it comes to determining the overall level of performance of an application or a service. You’ll look at using features such as tiered storage, adaptive optimization, IOPS, capacity, deduplication, and compression. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Cloud Network Optimization
    7m 54s
    In this video, you’ll look at considerations for optimizing cloud network performance. You’ll learn the implementation of best practices to ensure the best network performance for varying types of applications and services. While the customer can't affect the physical infrastructure of the provider, there are some cases where virtual network configurations can be implemented to improve performance. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Cloud Device Driver Optimization
    8m 26s
    In this video, you’ll learn about the optimization of your Device Drivers. You’ll learn that from the perspective of a provider, very high demands can be placed on virtualization host systems. This means any aging or poor-performing drivers can represent a bottleneck in performance. Drivers provide the ability for the host computer to interact with and configure options for the devices they support. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Course Summary
    50s
    In this video, you’ll summarize what you’ve learned in this course. In the course, you’ve learned about configuring logging, monitoring, alerting services, and optimization of cloud environments. You explored basic and advanced cloud logging concepts, basic and advanced cloud monitoring concepts, configuring cloud alerting services, optimizing cloud environments with right-sizing and resource placement, optimizing cloud environments for compute and storage resources and cloud network and device driver optimization. FREE ACCESS

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