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Getting Started with Azure Automation

On-Demand / 97 minutes

5.0

Learn how to write runbooks, manage server configuration, and deploy hybrid worker groups using Azure Automation.

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Course Instructor: Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown is a Systems Engineer and Cloud Administrator with over a decade of experience in server and application administration. In his career, he has managed a wide range of technologies including Windows Server, Exchange Server, Skype for Business, Azure, and Microsoft 365. Jeff enjoys writing about technology topics and creating content for the community.

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Course Outline


What is Azure Automation?

Azure Automation is a serverless compute option available in the Microsoft Azure cloud. With Azure Automation, you can perform many different tasks.

Automation Runbooks

You can write PowerShell runbooks in PowerShell or Python. Automation Accounts also provide multiple ways to authenticate to Azure, on-premises, or other hybrid workloads. You can also store account-level variables for use across multiple runbooks. Automation Accounts also support importing PowerShell modules and Python packages.

State Configuration

Azure Configuration State Configuration provides a Desired State Configuration pull server. You can use this feature for managing DSC resources and apply configurations to virtual or physical servers.

Managing Hybrid Environments

By default, Azure executes runbooks in a sandbox environment. You have limited access to compute resources like disk space and memory. With hybrid worker groups, you can execute runbooks on virtual or physical servers located in the cloud or on-premises datacenters.

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