In this workshop, you practice deploying containers, container orchestration, and managing clusters on Azure Kubernetes Service. The skills validated include deploying, configuring, and scaling an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster. Also, deploying an Azure Container Registry instance and deploying an application into an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster.

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Experience using the Azure portal to create resources.

  • Basic knowledge of security concepts like identities, permissions, and encryption.
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting.
  • Basic knowledge of Azure Policy and Azure Kubernetes Service concepts.
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Module 1: Plan an Azure Kubernetes Service deployment

In this module, you learn about the core Kubernetes infrastructure components, including control plane nodes, node pools, and workload resources such as pods, deployments, and sets.

  • Introduction
  • Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Azure Kubernetes cluster architecture
  • Azure Kubernetes Service pods
  • Nodes and node pools for Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Namespaces for Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Access to Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Monitoring and logging for Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 2: Deploy and use Azure Container Registry

Learn how to create a private registry service for building, storing, and managing container images and related artifacts.

  • Introduction
  • Try-This exercise - Create a container registry
  • Try-This exercise - Sign in to the container registry
  • Try-This exercise - Push an image to the registry
  • Try-This exercise - View container images
  • Try-This exercise - Run an image from the registry
  • Try-This exercise - Create a virtual network
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 3: Deploy an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

In this module, you learn how to create an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster, configure its components, and connect to it using kubectl commands.

  • Introduction
  • Azure Kubernetes Service cluster architecture
  • Network topology
  • Plan the IP addresses
  • Configure compute for the base cluster
  • Integrate Microsoft Entra ID for the cluster
  • Secure the network flow
  • Node and pod scalability
  • Try-This exercise - Create an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 4: Configure an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

Use Azure Policy to enforce policies and safeguards on your Kubernetes clusters at scale. Azure Policy Ensures that your cluster is secure, compliant, and consistent across your organization.

  • Introduction
  • Understand Azure Policy for Kubernetes clusters
  • Try-This exercise - Enable Azure Policy add on for Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Try-This exercise - Assign a policy definition to an Azure Kubernetes cluster
  • Host-based encryption on Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Create a custom namespace for Azure Kubernetes clusters
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 5: Deploy applications to Azure Kubernetes Service

This module covers how to provision an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster and validate the effect of Azure Policy.

  • Introduction
  • Configure Azure Kubernetes pods using Azure Policy
  • Try-This exercise - Apply Azure Kubernetes Service pod settings using Azure Policy
  • Configure storage for applications running on Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Deploy an application to an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
  • Try-This exercise - Configure storage for applications that run on Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Try-This exercise - Deploy an application to Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 6: Configure scaling in Azure Kubernetes Service

This module covers the scaling applications in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), including manually scaling pods or nodes and integrating with Azure Container Instances (ACI).

  • Introduction
  • Scaling options in Azure Kubernetes Services
  • Cluster autoscaler
  • Burst to Azure Container Instances
  • When to use cluster autoscaler
  • Try-This exercise - Scale the node count in an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster
  • Automatically scale a cluster on Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary

Module 7: Guided Project - Deploy applications to Azure Kubernetes Service

Welcome to this interactive skills validation experience. Completing this module helps prepare you for the Deploy and manage containers with Azure Kubernetes Service assessment.

  • Introduction
  • Exercise - Provision Azure Container Registry and Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Exercise - Build Linux and Windows container images to store in the registry
  • Exercise - Deploy container images to Azure Container Registry
  • Exercise - Review the deployment and remove resources
  • Knowledge check
  • Summary
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