Your cloud solution will need to be patched. Learn about planning patches, the difference between manual and automated patches, workflows, types of updates, and automating workflows. You will also explore the various techniques and tasks required for automated maintenance. Finally, you’ll learn about monitoring, reporting and the application lifecycle.
Planning Patch ManagementDuration: 6:36
Patch management should be planned properly and not simply performed. This episode introduces the considerations that must be made when planning for patch management.
Manual Patch ManagementDuration: 3:54
Manual patch management is achieved by using the internal operating system or application patch management features. It may be automated using scripting, but this episode focuses on the manual process.
Automated Patch Management LabDuration: 3:34
Automated patch management is a valuable part of cloud operations. This episode demonstrates automated Windows patches in cloud instances.
Update TypesDuration: 7:39
In this episode you will learn about the various update types that must be considered when implementing patch or update management. This information will help you to plan well for update processes.
Automated Workflows LabDuration: 7:13
Automated workflows allow you to automate many tasks that might otherwise consume significant time. This episode explains the types of tasks that might be automated
Backup Types LabDuration: 10:04
Learn about one of the most important regular maintenance tasks you'll need to perform: backups.
Backup Targets and OptionsDuration: 6:37
In this episode, you will learn about backup targets, schedules and other concepts. Selecting the best location to store backups is an important planning task and should be understood by all cloud professionals.
Maintenance Automation TechniquesDuration: 4:57
In this episode, you will explore common tasks that may be automated. While this episode does not address every possible task, it does address the most common tasks that are automated in cloud deployments.
Maintenance Automation TasksDuration: 6:45
The second part of this 2-part episode covers the participant and ownership structures, as well as the mapping function that maps them to different data and variables.
Provisioning and DeprovisioningDuration: 7:00
This episode teaches you about cloud provisioning and deprovisioning and it explains concepts like cloud bursting and cloud provider migrations.
Monitoring and ReportingDuration: 7:19
Monitoring and reporting is an important part of cloud operations. This episode provides an overview of the solutions in Azure as an example and also explains common reporting metrics.
Monitoring MetricsDuration: 5:46
In this final chapter episode, we review some common monitoring metrics used to monitor cloud solutions. This episode will provide a guide for the use of monitoring in your cloud implementations.