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Becoming a Cloud Expert – Microsoft Azure IaaS – Level 2

Learn to Monitor Effectively the Performance, Health and Availability of Azure Services and Your Cloud Resources
Instructor:
Idan Gabrieli
8,175 students enrolled
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The operation and business requirements for monitoring the performance and health of a cloud solution
Understand the different types of telemetry data (metrics and logs) that can be collected
Build your own demo system in Azure (using Linux, Apache, MySqL, PHP)
Setup alert rules and action groups for creating an automation layer
Simulate traffic load on the demo system
Monitor the status of Azure platform and services
Monitor your Azure resources (e.g. VMs, Storage accounts, VNet, Interfaces, NSGs, Web App)
Analyze performance metrics in multiple layers (Azure hosting infrastructure, guest OS, application)
Analyze logs using the kusto query language in Log Analytics
Manage the life cycle of Azure alerts

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud providers (together with Amazon AWS and Google Cloud) with a global cloud infrastructure for providing public cloud services around the world. Cloud computing is one of the biggest and fastest technology revolutions in the IT industry and the global demand for more skilled people in the area of cloud computing is also growing rapidly across multiple industries.

Becoming a Cloud Expert

If you are looking to become a cloud expert then this training program is designed to help you build the knowledge and experience about the subject of cloud computing while using the Azure cloud platform. The training program is divided into levels.

Level 2 – is all about Monitoring…

In level 1, we learned to build an end-to-end cloud solution inside the Microsoft Azure platform. Now it is time to learn how to monitor effectively our IaaS solution. In level 2, we are planning to learn how to monitor and analyze the performance and health of our Azure resources and applications as well as Azure platform and services.  One thing for sure, it is going to be interesting!

Join us and start to pave your way as a Cloud Expert!

Getting Started

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Welcome!
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Course Objectives and Structure
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Why?
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What?
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How?

Telemetry Data Collection - Types and Sources

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Section Overview
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Data Sources - Collection from Multiple Layers
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Metrics and Logs
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Data Type #1 - Azure Subscription-Level Activity Log
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Data Type #2 - Azure Resources Diagnostics Logs
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Data Type #3 - Azure Resources Metrics
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Data Type #4 - Guest OS Metrics and Logs
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Data Type #5 - Applications Metrics and Logs
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Test Your Knowledge - Telemetry Data

Preparing our Demo System "Playground"

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Section Overview
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Step #1 - Back-End MySQL DB Server
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Step #2 - Front-End Apache Web Server
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Step #3 - Log Analytics Workspace
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Step #4 - Diagnostics Settings
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Step #5 - Azure Monitor for VMs
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Step #6 - Application Insights

Effective Monitoring is all about Automation

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Section Overview
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The Concept of Alerts and Actions
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How to Create an Alert Rule
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Configure Our Demo Rules and Actions
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Simulating a Load on the Web Server
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Managing Alerts
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Test Your Knowledge - Automation

Monitoring the Azure Platform

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Section Overview
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Azure Global Status
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Personalized Service Health

Monitoring our Azure Solution

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Section Overview
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Review the Status, Health and Activity Logs
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Metrics Explorer
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Log Analytics
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Azure Monitor for VMs
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Azure Advisor
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Application Insights
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Test Your Knowledge - Monitoring our Azure Solution

Course Summary

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A Quick Recap
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