Linux on Azure: Deploying and Managing Linux on Azure

Video description

9+ Hours of Video Instruction

More than 9 hours of video instruction to help you learn everything you need to know to deploy Linux in Microsoft Azure cloud.

Linux on Azure LiveLessons: Deploying and Managing Linux on Azure is a unique video product that teaches you everything you need to know to get up and running with Linux if you are a Microsoft Professional who needs to deploy, manage, and monitor Linux in an Azure environment. This comprehensive video course starts with the essentials, and then quickly moves forward from there, focusing on tasks that are specific for managing Linux workloads in an Azure environment. Content includes managing containers, monitoring Linux, working with configuration management tools, and working with Azure-specific services for managing Linux. This is a must-see course for anyone who needs to learn how to administer Linux on Azure.

Sander van Vugt, an independent Linux specialist, provides more than 11 hours of instruction in 4 modules with 12 video lessons. The videos consist of author instruction, whiteboard teaching, and video screencasts. Each video lesson presents detailed knowledge, deep dives into specific topics, and illustrations of key concepts.

Topics include:

  • Understanding Linux
  • Using Containers
  • Linux Configuration Management
  • Linux Monitoring and Troubleshooting

About the Instructor

Sander van Vugt has been teaching Linux classes since 1995 and has written more than 60 books about different Linux-related topics. Sander is a Red Hat Certified Instructor and has deep knowledge and understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, including the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. He has been teaching Linux since 1994, and as a Red Hat Certified Examiner, he is authorized to proctor different Red Hat exams. He is also a regular speaker on major Linux conferences all over the world.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

Learn How To

  • Get started with Azure
  • How to manage Linux in an Azure environment
  • How to handle typical Linux management tasks
  • Manage containers and Azure-specific tools that are available for managing containers as well as virtual machines
  • How to configure management, including tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Chef, and Salt, as well as the Azure Resource Manager
  • How to troubleshoot in Azure, as well as monitor resources through Nagios and Zabbix

Who Should Take This Course

  • Professionals working for Microsoft and the Microsoft partner channels
  • Microsoft professionals who need to deploy, manage, and monitor Linux in an Azure environment
  • Linux professionals who want to extend their skills to managing Linux in an Azure environment
  • This title can be used as a secondary resource to study for the Microsoft MCSA Linux on Azure certificate.

Course Requirements

  • Working experience as an IT professional.

Table of Contents

Lesson descriptions

Lesson 1, Linux and Azure Fundamentals, introduces what is required to get started with Linux on Azure and the Linux operating system. Create an Azure account and interact with Azure, using the different interfaces.

Lesson 2, Advanced Linux Administration, demonstrates some of the more advanced Linux administration tasks. Learn how common tasks might have to be performed in a different way while managing Linux on Azure.

Lesson 3, Using Containers, is about managing containers in an Azure environment with an introduction to containers and its components. Learn what Docker is and how to install it, about storage and networking in a Docker environment, and how Docker can be integrated in an Azure environment.

Lesson 4, Deploying Linux in Azure Cloud, shows options for managing Linux in Azure cloud, focusing on the different components that exist in an Azure environment for managing Linux. Work with VM images, Azure VM agent, and Azure VM extensions.

Lesson 5, Configuration Management Solutions, demonstrates configuration management tools in an Azure environment. Learn about DevOps, infrastructure as a code, and how these can be used in an Azure cloud environment.

Lesson 6, Puppet, shows how Puppet can be used as a configuration management tool. Learn about Puppet architecture and components, how to install Puppet and manage configurations using Puppet, and how it can be used in an Azure environment.

Lesson 7, Ansible, demonstrates how Ansible can be used as a configuration management tool. Learn how to install Ansible, manage configurations using Ansible, and how it can be used in an Azure environment.

Lesson 8, Chef, introduces how Chef can be used as a configuration management tool. Learn how to install Chef, manage configurations using Chef, and how it can be used in an Azure environment.

Lesson 9, Salt, shows how Salt can be used as a configuration management tool. Install Salt and manage configurations using Salt and how it can be used in an Azure environment.

Lesson 10, Linux in Azure Troubleshooting, is about troubleshooting Linux in an Azure environment and focuses on some of the common strategies to troubleshoot Linux when used in Azure. Work with some of the tools that are provided for this purpose by Azure and get to know some of the most common Linux troubleshooting tools that are available.

Lesson 11, Nagios, introduces the Nagios monitoring system. Learn which components are involved when working with Nagios, how to set it up for monitoring, and how to use it to actually monitor nodes using Nagios.

Lesson 12, Introduction to Zabbix, shows how Zabbix is used to monitor devices in your environment. This lesson explains its components, how to install it, and how you can use it to monitor assets in the Azure cloud.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Linux on Azure: Introduction
  2. Module 1: Understanding Linux
    1. Module Introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Linux and Azure Fundamentals
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Getting Started with Azure
    3. 1.2 Using Azure Clients
    4. 1.3 Deploying a Linux Instance on Azure
    5. 1.4 Deploying a Linux Instance on Azure Demo
    6. 1.5 Managing VMs in Azure
    7. 1.6 Linux and Open Source Fundamentals
    8. 1.7 Linux Fundamentals: Working with Bash
    9. 1.8 Working with I/O and Processes
    10. 1.9 Using SSH
    11. 1.10 Managing Users and Groups
    12. 1.11 Understanding Linux Permissions Management
    13. 1.12 Managing Linux Permissions Demo
    14. 1.13 Configuring sudo
    15. 1.14 Managing Software in Linux
    16. 1.15 Working with GIT
  4. Lesson 2: Advanced Linux Administration
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Understanding Linux Hardware Handling
    3. 2.2 Managing Linux Storage: Devices and Partitions
    4. 2.3 Understanding LVM
    5. 2.4 Managing LVM
    6. 2.5 Managing Linux File Systems
    7. 2.6 Using Swap in a Cloud Environment
    8. 2.7 Working with Systemd
    9. 2.8 Linux Log File Management
    10. 2.9 Securing Linux with Mandatory Access Control
    11. 2.10 Managing Linux Networking
    12. 2.11 Integrating Linux with AD
  5. Module 2: Using Containers
    1. Module Introduction
  6. Lesson 3: Using Containers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 An Introduction to Working with Containers
    3. 3.2 Understanding Container Ingredients
    4. 3.3 Understanding Docker
    5. 3.4 Installing Docker
    6. 3.5 Running Docker Containers
    7. 3.6 Managing Docker Images
    8. 3.7 Understanding Docker Networking
    9. 3.8 Orchestration of Docker Containers
    10. 3.9 Using Docker Machine
    11. 3.10 Using Azure Docker VM Extension
    12. 3.11 Managing Azure Container Services
    13. 3.12 Working with Containers on Azure
  7. Lesson 4: Deploying Linux in Azure Cloud
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Understanding Deployment Options
    3. 4.2 Azure Resource Manager
    4. 4.3 Creating VM Images
    5. 4.4 Azure VM Agent
    6. 4.5 Azure VM Extensions
  8. Module 3: Linux Configuration Management
    1. Module Introduction
  9. Lesson 5: Configuration Management Solutions
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Understanding Automation and Configuration Management Solutions
    3. 5.2 Understanding Infrastructure as Code
    4. 5.3 Infrastructure as Code in an Azure Environment
    5. 5.4 Using Cloud-init
  10. Lesson 6: Puppet
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Understanding Puppet
    3. 6.2 Understanding Puppet Architecture and Terminology
    4. 6.3 Installing Puppet
    5. 6.4 Managing Nodes with Puppet
    6. 6.5 Using Puppet in an Azure Environment
  11. Lesson 7: Ansible
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Understanding Ansible
    3. 7.2 Ansible Components
    4. 7.3 Installing Ansible
    5. 7.4 Understanding Ansible Configuration
    6. 7.5 Using Ansible Overview
    7. 7.6 Using Ansible Demo
    8. 7.7 Using Ansible in an Azure Environment
  12. Lesson 8: Chef
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Understanding Chef
    3. 8.2 Getting Started with Chef
    4. 8.3 Understanding Chef Architecture
    5. 8.4 Working with Resources, Recipes, and Cookbooks
    6. 8.5 Understanding Chef Intergration in Azure
  13. Lesson 9: Salt
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Understanding Salt
    3. 9.2 Understanding Salt Components
    4. 9.3 Installing Salt
    5. 9.4 Using Salt
    6. 9.5 Using Salt in an Azure Environment
  14. Module 4: Linux Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    1. Module Introduction
  15. Lesson 10: Linux in Azure Troubleshooting
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Understanding Linux Troubleshooting in Azure
    3. 10.2 Fixing Connectivity Issues from Azure Portal
    4. 10.3 Restarting a VM
    5. 10.4 Redeploying a VM
    6. 10.5 Accessing a VM with Boot Problems
    7. 10.6 Dealing with Files System Issues
    8. 10.7 Managing Linux Performance Problems
  16. Lesson 11: Nagios
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Understanding Nagios
    3. 11.2 Setting up a Nagios Monitoring Environment
    4. 11.3 Using Nagios for Monitoring
    5. 11.4 Nagios and Azure
  17. Lesson 12: Introduction to Zabbix
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Understanding Zabbix
    3. 12.2 Installing Zabbix
    4. 12.3 Monitoring Nodes with Zabbix
    5. 12.4 Zabbix in Azure
  18. Summary
    1. Linux on Azure: Summary

Product information

  • Title: Linux on Azure: Deploying and Managing Linux on Azure
  • Author(s): Sander van Vugt
  • Release date: December 2017
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134863844