Module 1: Overview of Azure Stack
In this first module, the key concepts associated with Azure Stack are
described that will help you understand what Azure Stack is and the
functionality it provides. You will also learn about the differentiators
between Azure Stack, Microsoft Azure and Windows Azure Pack.
- What is Azure Stack?
- Comparing Azure Stack with
Azure Stack to Windows Azure Pack.
Module 2: Foundational Components of Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn about the Windows Server 2016 features that
Azure Stack uses and optional System Center 2016 components that can be added
to further manage and maintain an Azure Stack environment. You will also learn
how Azure Stack manages authentication and the various authentication providers
that are available.
Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
Lab : Reviewing the Azure Stack Infrastructure
the Azure Stack Infrastructure Components.
Module 3: Deploying Microsoft Azure Stack
This module introduces some of the internal architecture of Azure Stack and how
it forms the basis of the system. It will discuss various Azure Stack concepts
Architecture of Azure Stack
and Installation of Azure Stack
Azure Stack Architecture
Lab : Confirming prerequisites and installing
Microsoft Azure Stack
the installation was successful.
Module 4: Offering Microsoft Azure Stack
This module discusses some of the key features in
Azure Stack that provide the mechanisms used by tenants when consuming
resources such as virtual machines and SQL Server databases.
with Plans and Offers.
Azure Stack Marketplace.
Multi-Tenancy in Azure Stack.
Azure Stack with Windows Azure Pack.
Lab : Managing Offers and Plans in Microsoft
to an Offer.
a new Marketplace Item.
Module 5: Microsoft Azure Stack and DevOps
This module discusses the fundamentals of how
Azure Stack enables organizations to leverage DevOps. It details the
underpinnings of Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager, the SDKs and APIs
available and also how configuration management technologies such as PowerShell
Desired State Configuration, Chef and Puppet can be used to facilitate fast and
consistent deployment of applications along with stability.
used in Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps.
Resource Manager Templates.
Lab : Debugging and Deploying ARM Templates
Windows PowerShell to obtain API versions.
- Debug an
ARM Template with Visual Studio.
- Deploy a
virtual machine using Azure CLI.
Module 6: Infrastructure as a Service and Microsoft Azure Stack
This module discusses Infrastructure as a Service in Azure Stack. This covers
the following areas: • Software Defined Datacenter
Connectivity to Azure Stack
Consistent Storage in Azure Stack
Machines in Azure Stack
Defined Networking improvements with Microsoft Azure Stack and Windows
Machines in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Lab : Provisioning Storage and Virtual Machines
in Microsoft Azure Stack
a Subscription and Resource Groups.
a Virtual Network.
Module 7: Platform as a Service and Microsoft
Stack brings Platform as Service (PaaS) based offerings from Microsoft Azure to
Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure was originally designed for PaaS based application
development with IaaS based services added later. With the initial release of
Azure Stack, Microsoft are offering 4 PaaS based services: SQL and MySQL
Databases App Service for websites Key Vault for securely storing secrets such
as passwords and certificates Azure Functions for serverless compute This
Module will detail each offering and show how these can be utilized.
the Platform as a Service.
Server and MySQL Server Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Service Resource Provider.
- Azure Key
Lab : Configuring Platform as a Service in Azure
a Plan and Offer
SQL Server databases
a Plan and Offer for App Service
Module 8: Monitoring in Microsoft Azure Stack
In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is monitored and updated. You
will also learn how to monitor guest workloads that tenants have provisioned
using Azure stack. You will learn how to troubleshoot the core components of
Azure Stack. Finally, you will learn how Azure Stack infrastructure is
protected and how you can also protect Tenant workloads.
Stack Control Plane Monitoring.
the Azure Stack Infrastructure.
Guest Workloads in Microsoft Azure Stack.
Azure Stack and Tenant Workloads.
Lab : Troubleshooting and Monitoring Microsoft
Azure Stack and Guest Operating Systems
Guest Operating Systems.
Azure Stack using the Audit Logs and Alerts.
Module 9: License Microsoft Azure Stack and Billing Tenants
In this module, you will learn how Azure Stack is licensed by Microsoft
including the two charging models for Azure Stack and what other costs are
typically involved in an Azure Stack deployment.
- How to
License and Pay for Azure Stack.
Consistent Usage API.
Costs and Models with Azure Stack.
Lab : Obtaining Usage Information
Azure Stack usage information.