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The complete walkthrough of Azure networking services

This course covers azure networking skills required for different Microsoft certification exams
Instructor:
Varma Rudra
2,680 students enrolled
English
Design & deploy virtual networks, subnets, network security groups
Create user defined routes, VNet peering & IP Address configuration
Configure load balancer for internet load balancing, create NAT rules, configuration of Backend Pools & health probes and monitoring
Configure application gateway for URL path based routing, multi site hosting, Web application firewall and monitoring
Configure traffic manager with priority, performence, weight and geographic routing methods and use nested profiles
Establish point to site, VPN to VPN, site to site VPN connection
Connect Azure virtual network with AWS VPC
Delivering hybrid applications/solutions network connectivity

23 – 04 – 2019:  A new section has been added on Network security  which includes Introduction to network security controls, implementation of Azure firewall in hub and spoke model, implementation of network security service tags and application security groups, configuration of service end points and policies, introduction to remote access management options and implementation of Windows Admin centre to remote desktop into Azure VM. Captions will be added by end of May 2019 for new lectures.

Microsoft Azure is the fastest growing cloud platform in the world. One of the key building blocks of Microsoft Azure is its network services. This course is designed to help you to build strong foundation & provide hands on experience in Microsoft Azure network services.

This course covers azure network skills required for 70-532, 70-533 & 70-535 Microsoft certification exams

This course has been designed with an architectural approach. Firstly I will give you an overview of Azure network services architecture and after this introduction, I will take you through  following azure services

  1. Virtual network & subnets – Create virtual networks & subnets and understand the design patterns

  2. Network security group – Create network security group(NSG), create inbound & outbound rules, apply them at subnet levels, deploy the virtual machines in subnets and test NSG rules

  3. User defined routes and VNet peeing – Create a user defined route to route the traffic through virtual appliance and peer VNets in same region

  4. IP Addresses – Public & private IP addresses, Static & dynamic allocation

  5. Load balancer – Configuration of frontend IP configuration, backend pool creation, health probes creation, configure load balancing rules, configure NAT rules, automatic reconfiguration & monitoring of  the load balancer

  6. Application gateway – Creation of application gateway, HTTP traffic load balancing, URL path based routing, multi site hosting, enable web application firewall and test the same, monitoring of application gateway

  7. Traffic manager – Creation of traffic manager profile, add end points, load balance traffic based on performance, priority, weight and geographic routing methods.

  8. Connectivity scenarios – Configure point to site VPN connection, VPN – VPN connection, Site to site VPN connection, Azure apps connection with VMs on Azure and finally connect Azure virtual network with Amazon web services virtual private cloud

  9. Delivering hybrid solutions/applications connectivity – Introduction to App service plan and App service environment; Hybrid applications/solutions connectivity options; Lab demo on P2S VPN connectivity with Azure app service;App service environment connectivity; Introduction to hybrid connections; Lab demo on Hybrid connections and Hybrid connections manager.

  10. Network security – Introduction to network security controls, implementation of Azure firewall in hub and spoke model, implementation of network security & application security groups, configuration of service end points and policies, introduction to remote access management options and implementation of Windows Admin centre to remote desktop into Azure VM.

This course contains both theory lectures and a significant number of labs that helps you in gaining hands-on experience in key Azure network related services.

Microsoft Azure is a constantly evolving platform and I will be keep close watch on Azure announcements and add new labs wherever possible.

So, start taking this course and put yourself in high demand in the world of IT and command higher salary!!!

Introduction

1
Introduction

This lecture provides you introduction to scope of the course

Azure Virtual networks & Subnets

1
Introduction to Azure network services architecture

In this lecture, I explained about different building blocks of Azure network services and how all fit together to deliver a networking solution

2
Azure Virtual Network definition & capabilities

In this lecture, I explained what is Azure virtual network and also explain about the key capabilities of the same

3
Lab Demo: Create a virtual network & subnets using Azure portal

In this lab I have shown how to create a virtual network using azure portal, take you through some of the key configuration setting and finally create subnets within the VNet

Network Security Groups

1
Introduction to Network Security groups

In this lecture, i explained about Network Security Group (NSG), about Inbound rules, Outbound rules, rule prioritisation and default rules

2
Lab Demo: Create a network security group & inbound/outbound rules

In this lab, I have shown how to create a NSG and create inbound/outbound rules and finally apply the same at subnet level

3
Lab Demo: Create two web servers and deploy them into subnets and test NSG rules

In this lab, i have shown how to create two web servers and deploy them into Webservers subnet. install IIS on each of this server and text whether network security group rules we have defined in the earlier is working properly or not

Network interfaces, Route tables, IP Addresses & Network peering

1
Introduction to Network interfaces, Route tables and VNet peering

In this lecture, I will introduce you to the concepts of network interfaces, route tables and VNet peering

2
Lab Demo: Create a user defined route to route traffic via network appliance

In this lab, I have shown how to create a user defined route to route the traffic destined to a subnet via LAN routing appliance

3
Lab Demo: Carry out peering of two virtual networks in the same region

In this lab, I have shown how to peer two virtual networks in the same region using Azure portal

4
IP Address configuration

In this lecture, I explained about public and private IP addresses and what azure resources can have the same. I will also explain about static and dynamic IP configuration

5
Lab Demo: IP address configuration using Azure portal

In this lecture, I have shown how to disable public IP address, where you can change IP address mode (dynamic & static) and  configure a domain name for your public IP address

VNets, Subnets and NSG design patterns

1
VNets, Subnets and NSG design patterns

In this lecture, I have explained about different scenarios of VNets & Subnets design patterns and Subnets and NSGs design patterns

Introduction to high availability related Azure services

1
Introduction to Load Balancer, Application gateway and Traffic manager

In this lecture, I provided a brief introduction to Load balancer, Application gateway and Traffic manager

Azure load balancer

1
Azure load balancer walkthrough

In this lecture, I explained about different components and features of the load balancer, types of health probes and Azure availability sets.

2
Lab Demo: Internet load balancing using Azure load balancer - Part 1

In this lab, I will show you how to create an availability set and deploy two web servers in the same. I will install IIS on the web servers and disassociate the public IP addresses. Basically I am preparing the ground work for the next lab.

3
Lab Demo: Internet load balancing using Azure load balancer - Part 2

In this lab, I have shown how to create and configure the load balancer to distribute the traffic evenly to two web servers we have created in the earlier lab.

4
Lab Dem: Configure NAT rule in Load balancer to RDP into backend pool web server

In this lecture, I have shown how to configure NAT rule to RDP into one of web servers in the backend pool of load balancer using load balancer frontend IP configuration

5
Lab Demo: Automatic reconfiguration of load balancer

In this lecture, I have shown how to add an additional web server into load balancer backend pool and how load balancer automatically route traffic to additional server with out any additional configuration

6
Lab Demo: Monitoring of load balancer using Azure portal

In this lab, I have shown how to enable monitoring on Azure load balancer, types of logs it will produce and also how content looks like in one of the logs

Azure Application gateway

1
Azure application gateway walkthrough

In this lecture, I explained about different components of Application gateway and it's capabilities

2
Lab Demo: Using Azure application gateway to distribute http traffic - Part 1

In this lab, I have created an application gateway subnet, a dedicated NSG for this subnet and created two application servers and deployed the same into App servers subnet. Finally, I installed IIS on both of them. This labs is mainly prepares the ground work for the next lab

3
Lab Demo: Using Azure application gateway to distribute http traffic - Part 2

In this lab, I have shown how to create and configure application gateway to distribute traffic evenly to the application servers that we created in the earlier lab.

4
Lab Demo: Configure application gateway for URL path based routing

In this lab, i have shown how to configure different components of application gateway to route the traffic to specific application server based on the URL path and test the configuration

5
Lab Demo: Configure application gateway for hosting multiple sites

In this lecture, i have shown how to configure application gateway to host multiple sites  (in this case i have taken two sub domains) and test the configuration

6
Lab Demo: Enable web application firewall on AG & simulate an attack

In this lecture, i have show you how to enable web application firewall (WAF) on the Application gateway, simulate an XSS attack and shown you how WAF protect the backend pool of servers from such attack.

7
Lab Demo: Application gateway monitoring

In this lecture, i have shown how to monitor activity logs, metrics and different logs produced by Application gateway using azure portal. I have also shown how to enable an activity log alert to send an email when application gateway is deleted.

Traffic manager

1
Introduction to Traffic manager, Routing methods and benefits

In this lecture, I have explained about how traffic manager works, different routing methods you can use, and end points to which you can route the traffic to.

2
Lab Demo: Configure Traffic manager using performence based routing method

In this lecture, i have shown how to configure Traffic manager to route traffic between two web app using performance based routing method 

3
Lab Demo: Configure Traffic manager with priority and weight routing methods

In this lab, i have shown how to configure priority & weight routing methods on traffic manager

4
Lab Demo: Configure TM with geographic routing methods & nested profiles

In this lecture, i have show how to configure traffic manager profile with geographic based routing method and nested end points

5
Comparison of Traffic manager, Load balancer and Application gateway

In this lecture, I have provided a very quick comparison of Load balancer, Application gateway and Traffic manager.

VPN Gateway and connectivity scenarios

1
Introduction to VPN Gateway and connectivity scenarios

In this lecture, I explained about different network connectivity scenarios, VPN gateways cross premise connectivity scenarios.

2
Lab Demo: Configure a Point-to-Site connection to a VNet

In this lab, I have shown to how to establish point to site VPN connection between your computer and Azure virtual network.

3
Lab Demo: Configure a VNet-to-VNet VPN gateway connection using the Azure portal

In this lab, I have shown how to connect two Azure virtual network in different regions using VPN to VPN connection

4
Lab Demo: Establish connectivity between Azure PaaS & Azure IaaS services

In this lab, I have shown how to establish connectivity to applications in Azure virtual machines from Azure Web apps, API apps and mobile apps

5
Lab Demo: Create a Site-to-Site connection between Azure and AWS cloud

In this lab, I have shown how to connect AWS and Azure cloud networks using site to site VPN connection

6
Express route overview

In this lecture, I have explained about express route, connectivity models and routing domains.

7
Walkthrough of steps to create express route circuit, Peering & VNet integration

In this lecture, i will take you through steps of ordering express route circuit, creation of Azure private peering and VNet integration.

Delivering Hybrid Solution/Applications Connectivity

1
Introduction to the section
2
Introduction to Azure App Service Plan

By the end of this lecture, you will understand about Azure App service plan, pricing tiers and web apps

3
Introduction to App Service Environment

By the end of this lecture, you will understand about app service environment (ASE), when it should be used, components of app service environments and deployment models of ASE

4
Hybrid solutions/applications connectivity options

By the end of this lecture, you will know the different places where solution components are located in hybrid solutions and different options available to establish network connectivity between those locations.

5
Lab demo: Establish & test P2S connectivity between App Service and Vnet

By the end of this lab, you will be able to establish P2S VPN between app service and Virtual network and also test the connection

6
Introduction to App service environment network connectivity

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of internal and external ASE and different network considerations that needs to be taken into account with respect to ASE.

7
Introduction to Hybrid connections

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of hybrid connections, how they work and benefits & limitations of hybrid connections.

8
Lab demo: Establish hybrid connection and test the connection

By the end of this lab, you will be able to establish hybrid connection between app service and a http end point located in a virtual network. You will also able to download and install hybrid connection manager.

Network Security

1
Overview of Azure Network security controls

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understating of all the key network security controls that you can apply to secure your network in Azure

2
Introduction to DDoS & Azure Firewall

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understating of DDoS protection, different tiers of DDoS protection, Azure firewall and its key features.

3
Lab demo - Step 18a - Implement Azure firewall in Hub and Spoke architecture

By the end of this lab, you will be able to one hub VNets and two spoke VNets, deploy Azure firewall into central VNets, two VM's into spoke VNets, peer spoke VNets with hub VNet and configure UDR to route all internet bound traffic originating from spoke VNets to Azure Firewall.

4
Lab demo - Step 18b - Implement Azure firewall in Hub and Spoke architecture

By the end of this lab, you will be able to configure an application rule in Azure Firewall to allow users access office.com from VMs in spoke VNets and deny any other traffic to internet. Also, configure a DNAT rule in Azure Firewall to allow users to RDP into VMs in spoke VNets using Azure Firewall public IP address.

5
Introduction to Network and Application security groups

By the end of this lecture, you will gain full understanding of network security groups, service tags, application security groups.

6
Lab demo - Step 19 - Implement network and application security groups

By the end of this lab, you will be able to create NSG, ASG and apply them at subnet level.

7
Introduction to Service endpoints and policies

By the end of this lecture, you will gain understanding of different connectivity options to connect workload in VNet with Azure services, service endpoints and service endpoint policies.

8
Lab demo - Step 20 - Configure service endpoints, policies and resource firewall

By the end of this lab, you will be able to create service endpoints, service endpoint policies and resource firewall

9
Introduction to Remote access management

By the end of this lab, you will gain understating of different remote access management options and steps to take to harden workstations.

10
Lab demo - Step 21 - Remote access Azure Windows VM using Windows Admin Centre

By the end of this lab, you will be able to install windows admin centre on Azure VM and use that as a jump box to access other VMs in the virtual network.

Thank you

1
Thank you & Bonus lecture

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