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What’s New in #Microsoft Azure DevTest LABs and More #Azure #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Cloud

Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. Easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Labs to provision on-demand environments. Scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents, and create pre-provisioned environments for training and demos.

Here you see my Azure TestLAB and I will add a Docker artifact to my Running VM

JamesTestLAB

Here you find the Getting Started Documentation

In your TestLAB you can work with RBAC

Here you see the Roles in Azure DevTest LAB.

In my JamesTestLAB I have a Container01 with Windows Server 2016 with Container running.

Via the Marketplace for Artifacts, I select the Docker for Windows Server 2016 artifact 😉

Docker Artifact

Just ADD

Installing Docker for Windows Server 2016

Done !

Connect Container01

Docker for Windows Server 2016 Running in my Azure Test LAB

Here you can download the Complete Microsoft Azure DevTest LAB documentation into a PDF

Docker for Windows is Cool !
in Azure DevTest LABs
TRY it yourself Today here
#MVPBUZZ


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Video Security and Compliance in Microsoft #AzureStack #HybridCloud

Learn how Azure Stack adopted the “Assume Breach” and “Hardened by Default” principles to bring state of the art Security and Compliance to the next generation hybrid cloud solution.

Read more about Microsoft Azure Stack POC architecture here


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#Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 Command Reference from A – Z is Awesome ! #Azure #AzureStack #DevOps

Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 from a Docker Container

CMD Azure VM -h

Here you find the Complete Microsoft Azure Command Line Interface 2.0 (CLI) Reference Guide and use -h option in the CLI


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Protecting Enterprise workloads with #Cloud First #Azure Backup #Baas #RaaS

Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. Azure Backup offers multiple components that you download and deploy on the appropriate computer, server, or in the cloud. The component, or agent, that you deploy depends on what you want to protect. All Azure Backup components (no matter whether you’re protecting data on-premises or in the cloud) can be used to back up data to a Backup vault in Azure.
See the Azure Backup components table

Azure Backup’s cloud-first approach and why it matters by Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Backup Shreesh Dubey

Cloud-first value propositions

These are the benefits customers would likely expect in backup scenarios as they augment the public cloud to their IT infrastructure:

  1. Consistent management experience for Hybrid IT: Companies will be in a hybrid model where in addition to the on-premise IT, they will have a cloud foot print that has IaaS (“lift-and-shift applications”) that possibly extends to PaaS (“born-in-the-cloud applications”) and SaaS (O365). It is important to have a consistent experience to manage backups across the IT assets in this hybrid model.
  2. Agility: Business owners are seeking more agility offered by the public cloud where they can deploy solutions from the marketplace to meet their business needs. From a backup perspective, an application admin should be able to sign up for backup and do self-service restores without having to go through a central IT process to provision compute/storage in the cloud to enable backup.
  3. Reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership): A subscription based model (PAYG) is an obvious benefit of the public cloud, but it is also important to consider overall IT cost for backup. For example, if you need to deploy additional infrastructure in the cloud (compute and storage) for backups your overall costs would be higher.
  4. Freedom from infrastructure: This is one of the fundamental benefits companies seek when they move their IT to the cloud and since backup has a significant infrastructure footprint in on-premises IT (storage, compute, licenses, etc), an infrastructure-less backup solution would be a natural expectation for customers

Read and see more about Microsoft Azure Backup Cloud-First Approach

Here you can download the Microsoft Azure Backup Online documents converted into a PDF Format


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Install #Azure CLI 2.0 and Run Script for VM with Operations Management Suite Agent #MSOMS

Download Python for Windows here

Be sure to install the Pip component when you install Python. After the install completes, add Python to your PATH environment variable
(the installer will prompt you).

The Azure CLI 2.0 is Azure’s new command-line experience for managing Azure resources. It can be used on macOS, Linux, and Windows.

Azure CLI 2.0 is optimized for managing and administering Azure resources from the command line, and for building automation scripts that work against the Azure Resource Manager.

Open Command Prompt and type : python –version

To install Azure CLI you have to type the following command :
pip install –user azure-cli

Installing Azure CLI 2.0

Done.
Type Azure

With Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 scripts you can deploy complete solutions, like this example for a Virtual Machine with Microsoft OMS agent active :

Sample script

#!/bin/sh

# Update for your admin password
AdminPassword=ChangeYourAdminPassword1

# OMS Id and OMS key.
omsid=<Replace with your OMS Id>
omskey=<Replace with your OMS key>

# Create a resource group.
az group create --name myResourceGroup --location westeurope

# Create a virtual machine. 
az vm create \
    --resource-group myResourceGroup \
    --name myVM \
    --image win2016datacenter \
    --admin-username azureuser \
    --admin-password $AdminPassword 

# Install and configure the OMS agent.
az vm extension set \
  --resource-group myResourceGroup \
  --vm-name myVM --name MicrosoftMonitoringAgent \
  --publisher Microsoft.EnterpriseCloud.Monitoring \
  --version 1.0 --protected-settings '{"workspaceKey": "'"$omskey"'"}' \
  --settings '{"workspaceId": "'"$omsid"'"}'


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JOIN The #Microsoft Tech Community Today #MStechSummit #Azure #MSOMS #AzureStack #Sysctr #Winserv

Sign Up Here for the Microsoft Tech Community

Jeff Woolsey in action Talking about Windows Server 2016 Security and Containers
Thanks Jeff Great Sessions !

Of course It’s a tradition that @ClusterMVP & @WSV_GUY  & @Jamesvandenberg are on a Picture 😉
Cloud and Datacenter Management Rocks

#MVPbuzz Time with Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions at the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017
Great questions and feedback on Microsoft :

Azure
AzureStack
Windows Server 2016
Hyper-V
System Center
Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Containers

Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Amsterdam Dutch MVP’s at the Booth
#MVPbuzz

Multitasking showing of the Microsoft Surface Studio and supporting the Microsoft Tech Community
Thanks Ladies !

Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-17

Build your cloud and infrastructure skills with a two-day free technical training event
Here you can see in which cities the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 is

Thank you Microsoft and Community for these Awesome two Cloud and Infrastructure Days in Amsterdam !  😉


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Continuous Delivery to Microsoft #Azure with #Docker #Container for #DevOps #Dev #Code #Cloud

To make it easy for you to deploy your application to Azure we’ve built a container that has the AzureCLI installed. We will set up a simple example showing you how to configure any deployment to Azure. If you don’t have Docker yet you can get it here

With command Docker pull microsoft/azure-cli you get the latest Container

With the command docker run -it microsoft/azure-cli you will start the Container

Now you have the latest Azure CLI in a Docker Container

From inside the Microsoft Docker Container we will make a connection to a Azure subscription, if you don’t have a Microsoft Azure subscription you
can get your free Azure trail subscription here

My Microsoft Docker Container is running.

with command Azure Login you will start the login process

Copy the url https://aka.ms/devicelogin in your browser :

Copy your code from the container login into the Device login

Click on Continue for Microsoft Azure Cross-Platform CLI Login

Login with your Microsoft Azure account of your subscription

Done !

The Microsoft Docker Container with the latest Azure CLI is connected with your Azure Subscription 😉

From here you can do a Continuous Delivery to Microsoft Azure with Docker and #Code.

With the Command Azure Lab you see I can manage my Azure Dev/Test LAB from my Docker Container 😉

Here you see my Container01 in JamesTestLAB in Azure

With the Command Azure vm start we run the Azure Container01

Now the Azure Container01 is running and started from a Microsoft Docker Container with Azure CLI

Get started with Azure CLI 2.0 Technical Docs

Have a look at CodeShip here to make it your self easy for continuous delivery on Microsoft Azure Cloud