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Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure

By : Frederik Vos
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Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure

By: Frederik Vos

Overview of this book

Azure’s market share has increased massively and enterprises are adopting it rapidly, while Linux is a widely-used operating system and has proven to be one of the most popular workloads on Azure. It has thus become crucial for Linux administrators and Microsoft professionals to be well versed with managing Linux workloads in an Azure environment. With this guide, system administrators will be able to deploy, automate, and orchestrate containers in Linux on Azure. The book follows a hands-on approach to help you understand DevOps, monitor Linux workloads on Azure and perform advanced system administration. Complete with systematic explanations of concepts, examples and self-assessment questions, the chapters will give you useful insights into Linux and Azure. You’ll explore some of Linux’s advanced features for managing multiple workloads and learn to deploy virtual machines (VMs) in Azure. Dedicated sections will also guide you with managing and extending Azure VMs’ capabilities and understanding automation and orchestration with Ansible and PowerShell DSC. In later chapters, you’ll cover useful Linux troubleshooting and monitoring techniques that will enable you to maintain your workload on Azure. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to make the most out of Azure’s services to efficiently deploy and manage your Linux workloads.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Exploring the Azure Cloud

In this first chapter, I want to talk about cloud computing. What exactly is the cloud?

Starting with a small history of virtualization, I want to explain how the transformation of physical hardware into hardware components that are build-in software, made it possible to go beyond the borders of the classic data center in many ways.

After that, I'll explain the different terminology used in cloud technology.

Here is a list of topics covered in this chapter:

  • Virtualization of compute, network, and storage
  • Software Defined Networking, storage, and the data center
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Cloud services
  • Cloud types