System Requirements for Cloud Deployments

Learn about cloud components, how to deploy the cloud and testing plans.

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Course description

This course explores various system requirements for the cloud. Learn the difference between cloud and non-cloud component interactions, how to select a cloud architecture, which tools to deploy and how to create a deployment plan. After you’ve deployed the cloud, learn how to test and troubleshoot.

Course syllabus

Deployment Example Objectives ExplainedDuration: 6:20

This episode brings clarity to the Cloud+ objectives 1.1 through 1.4. Some confusion is common with these objectives and this episode will help to clarify the intentions of these objectives.

Cloud Component Interactions, Part 1Duration: 6:53

Cloud components can interact with each other. Understanding what each component is used for helps to understand how they interact. This episode is part 1 of cloud component interaction.

Cloud Component Interactions, Part 2Duration: 7:56

This episode is part 2 of cloud component interaction and covers storage, compute and security interactions.

Non-Cloud Component InteractionsDuration: 8:51

This episode explains the interaction components for non-cloud interaction. These interactions involve communications between cloud components and local components on your network.

Platforms and ApplicationsDuration: 5:26

This episode introduces the concept of platforms, which are used to provide everything needed for an application to operate properly.

Baselines LabDuration: 6:52

This episode provides an overview of baselines and a lab that you can work through on your machine to experience the creation of a performance baseline.

Target HostsDuration: 4:40

Selecting the hosts to move to the cloud is an important step in cloud deployment. This episode explains some of the important factors to consider when selecting target hosts for the cloud.

Existing Systems LabDuration: 9:08

Selecting hosts to move to the cloud begins by known the hosts that you have. This episode describes two common methods used to identify existing systems.

Architecting for Elements and Targets DemoDuration: 6:50

Selecting the right architecture and model for your cloud solution is important and it is driven by the elements and targets required. This episode provided guidance on selecting the best architecture for your needs.

Selecting Deployment Tools DemoDuration: 7:20

This episode introduces the tools that can be used for cloud deployments. Tools include command line tools, graphical tools, and automation/orchestration tools.

Executing a Deployment Plan DemoDuration: 9:25

Learn how to execute a deployment plan demo in this episode.

Evaluating Testing PlansDuration: 5:26

A testing plan should be evaluated and used to test the deployment. Business-critical functions should be validated. This episode provides guidance on testing cloud deployments.

Testing TechniquesDuration: 5:18

The testing methods used for cloud deployments are much the same as those used in traditional networks. This episode covers three common testing methods.

Analyze Testing ResultsDuration: 3:46

After testing, the results should be analyzed to identify any areas requiring attention, such as configuration changes, new services, removal of software and services, and so forth. This episode provides an overview of the considerations to be made during test results analysis.

Baseline Confirmation LabDuration: 8:21

In this episode, you will be shown a lab that you can perform to compare a baseline with actual performance in the cloud.

Deployment Problem Resolution LabDuration: 7:54

This episode completes the deployment planning and implementation with a discussion of problem resolution. It also includes a lab that you can perform in your cloud accounts to enhance the learning experience.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate.

Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry.

Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential. lth and status of a 60-node SIEM cluster designed to handle data from 60,000 data sources.

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