ISBN 9788126555871,Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services


John Savill



Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788126555871

ISBN-10 8126555874


Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)

Operating systems

Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full vitalization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure.

Table of Contents : -
Chapter 1 : The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101
Understanding the Cloud (or Why Everyone Should Play Titan fall)
Introducing the Cloud
Microsoft Azure 101
Microsoft Azure Compute
Microsoft Azure Data Services
Microsoft Azure App Services
Reliable vs. Best-Effort IaaS
Getting Access to Microsoft Azure
Free Azure Trials and Pay-as-You-Go
Azure Benefits from MSDN Subscriptions
Azure Open Licensing
Enterprise Enrollments for Azure
Increasing Azure Limits The Bottom Line

Chapter 2 When to use IaaS: Cost and Options
Understanding Why an Organization Wants IaaS in the Public Cloud
On-premises Costs
Azure Costs
Comparing the Costs and Evaluating Solutions
Understanding Costs, Options and Licensing
Creating VMs in Azure
Using the Legacy Azure Portal
Using the Preview Azure Portal
Other Ways to Interact with Azure
Azure IaaS-Supported Configurations
Understanding Azure Architecture
Azure Regions
Server Structure in Azure
The Bottom Line

Chapter 3 Customizing VM Storage
Basic Virtual Machine Storage
Understanding Types of VM Storage
Using Storage Accounts and Types of Replication
Caching in Azure Storage
Large and High-Performance Volumes
Using Disks and Images
Leveraging Azure Files
Azure Storage 101
Azure Storage Architecture
Interacting with Azure Storage
Performing a Bulk Import / Export
Understanding StorSimple
The Bottom Line

Chapter 4 : Enabling External Connectivity
Cloud Services
Cloud Service Basics
Using a Virtual IP
Dynamic IP Addresses
Using Endpoints and Load Balancing
Endpoint Basics
Creating Endpoints
Deleting Endpoints
Endpoint Access Control Lists
Instance-Level IP Addresses
Load-Balanced Sets
Internal Load-Balanced Sets
The Bottom Line

Chapter 5 Using Virtual Networks
Virtual Network Basics
A Very Brief History of the Affinity Group
Virtual Networks 101
Creating a Virtual Network
Adding a VM to a Virtual Network
Reserved IP for VM
Configuring DNS
Using Multiple Network Adapters
Network Security Groups
The Bottom Line

Chapter 6 Enabling On-Premises Connectivity
Using S2S Virtual Private Networks
S2S VPN Basics
Creating an S2S Gateway
Azure Gateway Internals and Maximum Speed
Enabling a High-Performance VPN Gateway
Using Forced Tunneling
Connecting a Virtual Network to Multiple On-Premises Gateways
Virtual Network - to - Virtual Network Connectivity
Using Point-to-Site Virtual Private Networking
Using ExpressRoute
ExpressRoute Fundamentals
Using an ExpressRoute Exchange Provider
Using an ExpressRoute Network Service Provider
ExpressRoute Key Points
The Bottom Line

Chapter 7 Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD
Using Active Directory Domain Services in Azure
Making Active Directory Available in Azure
Active Directory Site Configuration
Placing a Domain Controller in Azure
Active Directory Federated Services in Azure
Azure Active Directory
Why Do You Need Azure AD?
What Is Azure AD?
Obtaining Azure AD
Connecting to Azure AD
Using Azure AD
The Bottom Line

Chapter 8 : Setting Up Replication, Backup, and Disaster Recovery
The Need for Disaster Recovery and DR Basics
Planning for Disaster Recovery
Asynchronous vs
Synchronous Replication
Planning for Service Protection
Orchestrating Failover with Azure Site Recovery
ASR Version 1, Hyper-V Recovery Manager
Replicating to Azure with ASR
OS-Level Replication with InMage Scout
Other Supported Technologies
Enabling Hyper-V VM Protection to Azure with ASR
Licensing of Azure Site Recovery
Migrating VMs to Azure
Backing Up to Azure
The Bottom Line

Chapter 9 Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management
Using Availability Sets and Auto scale
Availability Set Basics
Using Availability Sets
Understanding and Configuring IaaS Auto scale
Managing Azure with PowerShell
Obtaining the Azure PowerShell Modules
Configuring Azure PowerShell for Your Azure Subscription
Useful PowerShell in Azure
Other Azure Interface Options
VM and Template Management
Maintaining VMs in Azure
Using the Azure VM Agent
Moving VMs to Azure
Creating New VM Images
JSON and the Future of Templates
The Bottom Line

Chapter 10 Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center
Looking Beyond the Azure Portal
Introduction to System Center
System Center Configuration Manager
System Center Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller
System Center Operations Manager
System Center Data Protection Manager
System Center Service Manager and System Center Orchestrator
Implementing a Private Cloud
Enabling a Single Pane of Glass
Buying the Cloud Platform System
The Bottom Line

Chapter 11 Completing Your Azure Environment
Azure Websites
Azure Traffic Manager
Azure Automation
Azure Scheduler
Azure RemoteApp
Azure AD Application Proxy
Azure Operational Insights
The Bottom Line

Chapter 12 What to Do Next
Understanding and Addressing Azure Barriers
Building Trust
Understanding Risks for Azure
Data Encryption in Azure
Why You Should Use Azure and Getting Started
Understanding Azure's Place in the Market
First Steps with Azure IaaS
The Bottom Line

Appendix The Bottom Line
Chapter 1: The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101
Chapter 2: When to Use IaaS: Cost and Options
Chapter 3: Customizing VM Storage
Chapter 4: Enabling External Connectivity
Chapter 5: Using Virtual Networks
Chapter 6: Enabling On-Premises Connectivity
Chapter 7: Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD
Chapter 8: Setting Up Replication, Backup and Disaster Recovery
Chapter 9: Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management
Chapter 10: Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center
Chapter 11: Completing Your Azure Environment
Chapter 12: What to Do Next