Microsoft Azure software-defined networking (SDN) represents one of the most common stumbling blocks for IT operations professionals. This course will teach you how to design, deploy, and manage Azure virtual networks and their associated resources.
At the core of Microsoft Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a thorough knowledge of software-defined networking. In this course, Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks, you’ll learn how to design, deploy, manage, and maintain virtual networks in the Microsoft Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how to create and configure virtual networks. Next, you’ll explore how to implement traffic control in a virtual network. Finally, you’ll discover how to troubleshoot virtual networks with Network Watcher. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of Azure networking that will help you as you move forward to become a more effective Azure administrator or solution architect.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Tim Warner. Welcome to my course, Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks. I'm a Pluralsight staff author, Microsoft MVP, and Azure Solution Architect. Networking in the Microsoft Azure cloud poses a challenge, even to experienced administrators. How do you get started and avoid common pitfalls? This beginner-level course gives you a thorough grounding in software-defined networking in the Microsoft Azure cloud, specifically how it relates to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployment scenario. By the end of the course, you'll understand from start to finish how to design, deploy, manage, and maintain Azure virtual networks. I hope you'll join me on this journey to master virtual networks in our Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks course, at Pluralsight.
Creating and Configuring an Azure Virtual Network Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. The name of this course is Managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks. This is the first module in the course. Its title is Creating and Configuring an Azure Virtual Network. My name is Tim Warner. I'm happy to be your instructor. I have four main learning goals for you in this module. First, I want to make sure that you understand the role of the Azure Virtual Network, or as it's called in abbreviated form, the VNet. Once we've done that, we'll look at the nuts and bolts of both designing and deploying a virtual network in at least a couple of different ways. Along the way, we'll look at related Azure networking assets in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service, IaaS, scenario, specifically looking at network security groups, and also deploying IP configurations to your virtual machines in Azure. Some really useful, high-impact skills here. Let's get started I like to begin all of my courses by reminding my students where to find the exercise files. In the full web player at Pluralsight. com, you normally would go to the Table of contents page to view these video clips, but instead, at one point or another, I want you to go over to the Exercise files tab and download the exercise files for this course. What you'll get is a zip archive that contains a PDF representation of each slide deck, each module slide deck, and I also include, in where it's appropriate, PowerShell script files, and I always do have a links list. It's a text file called demos. txt, and any web URLs, most all of them go to the Azure documentation someplace, I record those in that file. So that should save you some hunting around, and you can supplement your learning very conveniently I've found.
Implementing Traffic Control in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Network Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and this course is entitled, Implementing Traffic Control in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Network. Now I have only two learning goals for you in this module, but they're doozys, so we have quite a bit of work to do. We're going to begin by looking at the hybrid cloud scenario super popular use case in Azure, and you'll understand all the various parts and pieces that go into that. We'll then look at connecting virtual networks, the various ways, why you would do this, how you could design a nice multi-VNet infrastructure, and then how to actually implement it. Let's get going. If you're not already using the Azure Architecture Center, I strongly suggest that you do so. I've created a short Bitly link, timw. info/arch, that's a shortcut to this site. The Architecture Center is filled with great guidance from Microsoft on designing solutions, but in particular, I want you to pay attention to the reference architectures there, and specifically there's lots of Visio diagrams that you can download that cover various hybrid network topologies including the site-to-site virtual private network, ExpressRoute, and even redundant topologies. It's an excellent resource.