How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Create a Domain Controller (Part 2)

It's not enough just to create a new virtual machine.  Our lab environment requires a pre-configured domain, and so in part 2 we find and utilize and extension that automatically configures one of our virtual machines as the first domain controller in the lab "contoso.com" domain. https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/FullofIT/ARMPart2/player   The series landing page on "Full of … Continue reading How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Create a Domain Controller (Part 2)

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Working with JSON (Part 1)

In the second part of this series we discuss the components that make up the schema for JSON-based Azure Resource Manager templates.  We also look at some of the initial building blocks that our example creates, such as the networking objects and Azure storage required. https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/FullofIT/ARMPart1/player The series landing page on "Full of I.T.": https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlogContinue reading How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Working with JSON (Part 1)

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Introduction (Part 0 of 7)

In part 0, I introduce the purpose for this series, which is a walk-through of how I learned to automate the creation of an Azure-hosted lab environment (Storage, 4 VMs, network, NICs, etc.) using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates.  I show the actual launch of the automation, discuss the various tools involved, and introduce the … Continue reading How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Introduction (Part 0 of 7)

Full of I.T. Video Series: Build an Azure lab using ARM Templates

Hey! How would you like to provision and then walk through some instructional hands-on labs on using Azure Resource Manager templates, using Azure Resource Manager templates? “Huh? You’re repeating yourself.” No, I’m not.  Not too long ago our team of US-based IT Pro Technical Evangelists delivered in-person events all about this topic.  The hands-on labs … Continue reading Full of I.T. Video Series: Build an Azure lab using ARM Templates