This wave of TechNet events focuses on Azure (IaaS) V2, namely Azure Resource Manager or ARM. It is part of IT Innovation series currently delivered in US metros and many other geo-locations in the spring of 2016. For those outside of the US, go to http://aka.ms/ITInnovation to find out events near you. Come and have some serious fun in learning.
The presentations, available in PDF format, and the following lab material are included in this zip file.
If you are not using the hosted virtual machine and are using your own workstation, any custom files the lab instruction call out can be found in a GitHub repository. The repository is located here: https://github.com/AZITCAMP/Labfiles.
You are invited to join us for free, interactive events led by Microsoft Technology Evangelists.
Cloud is making DR a feasible solution, technically and financially, for companies of all sizes by utilizing a cloud solution provider, i.e. someone else’s infrastructure. In these deliveries, attendees will learn the fundamentals of cloud and see how to employ Microsoft Azure as part of a wider disaster recovery (DR) plan! This is an opportunity to learn, experience and gain technical depth of DR, and network with IT pros in your areas and grow together.
Attendees will receive a free Microsoft Azure pass and spend most of the day in a hands-on lab environment. Customers should attend the event to learn:
Who should attend: The event is technical by nature and is aimed at IT pros who get hands-on with technology as part of their day to day jobs. Previous experience of Microsoft Azure is beneficial but not essential. Here are the city registration links, dates and presenter. And we are looking forward to meeting you all.
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This is a lab delivered in the spring of 2015 for Microsoft US IT Camps, Extend Your Datacenter to Azure, which is a whole day event with hands-on experience on deploying and migrating workloads to Azure. This lab is specifically for IT pros to experience an automatic deployment of a business function/application, instead of deploying just VMs. The ability to deploy VMs are important and essential. Deploying VMs are however not the ultimate goal of moving to cloud. As I have addressed elsewhere, cloud goes way beyond virtualization and deploying VMs, instead it is about the anytime readiness and on-demand abilities to grow and shrink resource capacities based on demands, i.e. being elastic. And this lab does just that to prove this concept using Azure and PowerShell.
The script is published in github and one can run the script as it is and without making changes. In the recording below, I walked through the steps to acquire and run the script. The intent is to run it as a service, i.e. on demand, to deploy application instances from zero to running instances. Notice this script is for learning and testing Microsoft Azure and PowerShell. It does hard-code and not encrypt employed password, has very limited error handling, is not intended for production use.
For those who are not familiar with the essentials of Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services, compliance, pricing, and cost structure, here are additional resources:
In this wave of deliveries, we demo the methodology to build IT services with Microsoft Azure and migrate on-premises workloads to cloud as well.
In this presentation, screen by screen I walked through the installation and configuration of Azure PowerShell. There are two ways to connect PowerShell with an Azure subscription. One uses Azure Active Directory and the other is with a publish-settings file. Both are detailed in this delivery. I also demonstrated a simple routine to remotely stop and deallocate a VM instance with Azure PowerShell cmdlets.
To benefit most form this content, you should have already reviewed Azure 101 Series, http://aka.ms/Prerequisites, which is a prerequisite for those to attend Microsoft IT Camp or Azure-related events
This Azure 101 series presents a set of core competencies of Microsoft Azure for IT professionals and serves as prerequisites (http://aka.ms/Prerequisites) for attending Microsoft events relevant to Microsoft Azure including:
In each topic, I walked through the specifics of processes and steps with screen-to-screen details of examined scenarios. This post is specific to Microsoft Azure cloud service model, VM deployment and user experience.