Automate and Monitor VMs Using Extensions and Azure Monitor
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Time
1 hour
Difficulty
Intermediate

The Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab is a premium Cybrary lab from Learn On Demand Systems. This lab is intended for students at the intermediate level and teaches students how to automate and monitor virtual machines (VMs) using extensions and Azure Monitor.

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Overview

The tasks in this lab are completed using the Azure Portal. The Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab will help students develop skills in updating and deploying Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. Students will practice enabling guest-level monitoring, configuring guest OS metrics and alert rules, and creating custom script extensions. These skills are important for several work roles, including Cyber Defense Analysts.

Upon completion of the Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab, the student will be able to use the Azure Portal to customize an ARM template with custom script extensions to automate and monitor VMs using Azure Monitor. This lab is allotted 1 hour to complete. This Learn on Demand lab provides objectives and hints to provide the student with the information needed to complete the tasks, but the student will need to have a basic understanding of how to use Azure Portal and have some familiarity with programming. For a more challenging lab experience, students can strive to complete the tasks within the lab without using the hints.

Skill/Activity Breakdown

The Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab requires students to update and deploy an ARM template, enable guest-level monitoring, configure guest OS metrics and alert rules, and create custom script extensions to automate and monitor VMs in Azure Monitor. This helps develop the skill in network system monitoring and analysis of network activity to identify malicious activity. These skills are important for the Cyber Defense Analyst work role.

The Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab is a good choice for students seeking experience with an Azure cloud environment and experience customizing ARM templates to automate and monitor VMs in Azure Monitor. This is a short lab that is appropriate for intermediate students who have some experience with networking and cloud environments.

By completing the Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab, the student will learn how to update and deploy ARM templates, enable guest-level monitoring, configure guest OS metrics and alert rules, and create custom script extensions to automate and monitor VMs using Azure Monitor effectively. These are important skills for many work roles within information technology and cybersecurity.

Conclusion

The Automate and Monitor VMs using Extensions and Azure Monitoring lab is presented by Cybrary and was created by Learn On Demand Systems. This lab develops skills in automating and monitoring VMs using extensions and Azure Monitor. This lab would be beneficial for students in many of the career paths offered by Cybrary. It would be most beneficial for those pursuing the Cyber Defense Analyst career path. Completing the lab means that students can use the Azure Portal to automate and monitor VMs with extensions and Azure Monitor.

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