New Training: Automating Azure with Azure Automation
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson takes learners through different ways to automate common tasks in Microsoft Azure. Learners will learn how to manage templates, operating system updates, and even full environment deployments Watch this new Azure training.
Watch the full course: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
This training includes:
- 7 videos
- 23 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Introducing Azure Automation Techniques
- Choosing the Right Location and Region
- Getting Started with Templates
- Managing a Template Library
- Implementing Azure Update Management
- Creating Azure Blueprints
- Summarizing Azure Automation
What is Azure Automation?
Azure Automation is a cloud-based service that allows you to automate and configure your Azure and non-Azure environments. It includes process automation, configuration management and update management, and it gives you control over your deployments of workloads and resources as well as their operation and decommissioning.
With process automation, you can automate cloud management tasks that can be both time-consuming and error prone. It eliminates human errors, boosts your efficiency, and it allows you to focus on your core business.
With configuration management, you can track changes to your virtual machine and server infrastructure. You can also manage your PowerShell desired state configuration (DSC) resources and apply configurations to virtual and physical devices.
With update management, you can schedule the deployments of updates within a predefined time frame. You can do this for both Windows and Linux systems as well as for hybrids of the two.
Azure Automation further offers shared resources, role-based access control, flexible scheduling, source control integration, auditing and tagging.