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
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 😉
Installing Docker for Windows Server 2016
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
Azure Stack Architecture
Today Microsoft released Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 for customers to do Proof of Concept (POC) with Azure Cloud Platform Services in your own Datacenter.
What’s new in Azure Stack TP3 ?
Content, services, and tools
- Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) support provides identity options for scenarios where network connectivity is limited or intermittent.
- You can use Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets to provide managed scale out of workloads.
- Use Azure D-Series VM sizes for increased performance and consistency.
- Deploy and create templates with Temp Disks that are consistent with Azure.
- Marketplace Syndication allows you to use content from the Azure Marketplace and make available in Azure Stack.
Infrastructure and operations
- Isolated administrative and user portals and APIs provide enhanced security.
- Use enhanced infrastructure management functionality, such as improved alerting.
- Using the Windows Azure Pack connector, you can view and manage IaaS virtual machines that are hosted on a Cloud Platform System (CPS) stamp. For this preview release, you can try this only with a CPS environment and additional configuration is required.
More Technical documentation of Azure Stack TP3 and Deployment :
Microsoft Tech Summit Amsterdam
Build your cloud and infrastructure skills with a two-day free technical training event March 23-24, 2017.
More information about the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Amsterdam and Registration you can find here
Here you find more cities for Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Event when you are not from the Netherlands.
Hope to meet you in Amsterdam 😉 #MVPbuzz
Azure Stack Technical Documentation site
Azure Stack documentation in one PDF file for Download 😉
Have a look at the Microsoft Azure Stack documentation site to learn and deploy Azure in your own datacenter for Cloud Services.
The infrastructure for your application is typically made up of many components – maybe a virtual machine, storage account, and virtual network, or a web app, database, database server, and 3rd party services. You do not see these components as separate entities, instead you see them as related and interdependent parts of a single entity. You want to deploy, manage, and monitor them as a group. Azure Resource Manager enables you to work with the resources in your solution as a group. You can deploy, update, or delete all the resources for your solution in a single, coordinated operation. You use a template for deployment and that template can work for different environments such as testing, staging, and production. Resource Manager provides security, auditing, and tagging features to help you manage your resources after deployment.
Resource Manager provides several benefits:
- You can deploy, manage, and monitor all the resources for your solution as a group, rather than handling these resources individually.
- You can repeatedly deploy your solution throughout the development lifecycle and have confidence your resources are deployed in a consistent state.
- You can manage your infrastructure through declarative templates rather than scripts.
- You can define the dependencies between resources so they are deployed in the correct order.
- You can apply access control to all services in your resource group because Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is natively integrated into the management platform.
- You can apply tags to resources to logically organize all the resources in your subscription.
- You can clarify your organization’s billing by viewing costs for a group of resources sharing the same tag.
Resource Manager provides a new way to deploy and manage your solutions. If you used the earlier deployment model and want to learn about the changes, see Understanding Resource Manager deployment and classic deployment.
Here you find the Microsoft Azure Resource Manager Overview documentation
Working with Azure Resource Manager Templates in Visual Studio Code :
Azure Resource Manager templates are JSON files that describe a resource and related dependencies. These files can sometimes be large and complicated so tooling support is important. Visual Studio Code is a new, lightweight, open-source, cross-platform code editor. It supports creating and editing Resource Manager templates through a new extension. VS Code runs everywhere and doesn’t require Internet access unless you also want to deploy your Resource Manager templates.
If you do not already have VS Code, you can install it at https://code.visualstudio.com/.
What I really like is ARMVIZ, this is a visualizer of your JSON templates and here you can learn more about making JSON templates for your Solutions.
Get Started today and build your Own JSON Templates for Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack Cloud solutions.
- ARMVIZ visualizer website : http://armviz.io/designer
- ARM Visualizer on GitHub : https://github.com/msshli/arm-visualizer
- Azure QuickStart Templates on GitHub : https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates
- Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper : https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Cloud-Consistency-with-0b79b775