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What is Azure Resource Manager?

In this article, we will look at the broader offering and assess the different automation solutions available within Azure. What is Azure Resource Manager? Azure Resource Manager is the second …

Managing AWS VMs with Automation DSC

Runbooks in Azure Automation might not have access to resources in other clouds or in your on-premises environment because they run on the Azure cloud platform. The video in this …

PartsUnlimited and PartsUnlimited MRP

Some labs in this course will use a sample application to provide a real-world experience. The sample application consists of two parts: PartsUnlimited (PU): a .NET Core 2.0 application that …

Implementing Automation DSC

In the previous steps, you gained a basic understanding of DSC and how Automation DSC works. This step will demonstrate how to configure, implement and manage Azure IaaS with Automation …

Automation DSC

Now that you have an understanding of DSC, let’s explore the architecture and automation within DSC. This step is an introduction to using DSC frameworks and how automation DSC works, …

Authoring and Editing Graphical Runbooks

If you are new to PowerShell but still want to use Azure Automation, assembling runbooks from the graphical user interface is the place to start. By using the graphical user …

Desired State Configuration in DevOps

In this step, you’re going to learn about the concept of Desired State Configuration (DSC), why DSC is required, and its benefits. The Evolution of DSC Windows PowerShell was understood …

PowerShell Workflow

In the previous activities, you learned about runbooks, types of runbooks and how to create a runbook that interacts with Azure resources to switch off machines. You also discovered how …

Creating Your Own Runbooks

Now that you have a clear understanding of the basics of Runbooks, you’re ready to create your own runbooks. Creating Your Own Runbooks You can create your own runbooks from …

Runbook Assets

In the previous step, you learned about runbooks and what runbooks can automate. Let’s explore the Azure Automation assets that are available to you for use in your runbooks. Azure …

Azure Automation Accounts and Security

The previous step gave you an overview of what Azure Automation is and how it enables and accelerates DevOps. Let’s take Azure Automation one step further. You will now learn …

Configuration Management

Configuration Management is one of the primary disciplines that help you truly grasp the DevOps concept. In this step, we’ll explain what configuration management is, the benefits of configuration management …

IaaS and PaaS in Azure

Previously we looked at the evolution of Azure from ASM to ARM. We established that Azure is much bigger than IaaS. In this step, we’ll distinguish between IaaS and PaaS. …

Salt Components

In the previous step, we discovered the features of Salt and the benefits of using Salt in continuous integration and continuous deployment. In this step, we’ll explore Masters and Minions, …