Exam
70-537

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  • Published:
    31 January 2018
  • Languages:
    English
  • Audiences:
    IT professionals
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Azure
  • Credit towards certification:
    MCP, MCSA, MCSE

Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack

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Deploying and Integrating an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)
  • Build test environments by using the Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK).
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: use PowerShell commands; install updated ASDK; troubleshoot failed installs; post-deployment registration
  • Configure DNS for data centre integration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure external DNS name resolution from within Azure Stack; configure Azure Stack DNS names from outside Azure Stack
  • Configure connectivity for data centre integration.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: manage firewall ports needed at the edge; configure connectivity to the data centre; install and renew certificates for public endpoints
  • Connect to and perform API-based administration on Azure Stack.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: connect to the stack by using PowerShell; configure client certificates; configure firewall to support remote administration; establish RBAC roles for the Azure Stack fabric; create subscriptions for end users
Configuring PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack Environment (25-30%)
  • Configure and administer the App Service resource provider.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure system; configure source control; configure worker tiers; configure subscription quotas; scale worker tiers and App Service infrastructure roles; add custom software; configure Azure Stack networking security
  • Configure and administer database resource providers.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: configure and administer the SQL adapter; configure and administer the MySQL adapter; set up SKUs; set up additional hosting capacity
  • Configure and administer IaaS services.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: implement virtual machine images; prepare Linux and Windows images; prepare a custom image; upload an image
Providing Services to and Enabling DevOps for Azure Stack Tenants (25-30%)
  • Create and manage quotas, plans, and offers.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: create quotas; configure plans; configure offers; configure delegated offers; create add-on plans
  • Manage tenants.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: add new tenants; remove tenants; manage authentication and authorisation; establish RBAC roles for the tenant space
  • Manage the Azure Marketplace.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enable Azure Marketplace on Azure Stack; plan new packages; create and publish new packages; download Azure Marketplace items
  • Enable DevOps for tenants.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: enable version control for tenants; manage ARM templates; deploy ARM templates; debug ARM templates; use Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to connect to Azure Stack; use continuous integration and continuous deployment to automate a pipeline that targets Azure Stack
Maintaining and Monitoring an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)
  • Plan and implement a backup-recovery and a disaster-recovery solution.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: back up Azure Stack infrastructure services; perform cloud recovery of Azure Stack, replicate and fail over IaaS virtual machines to Azure; back up and restore PaaS resource data; back up and restore backup and restore of user IaaS virtual machine guest-OS, disks, volumes, and apps
  • Manage and monitor capacity, performance, updates, and alerts.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: manage storage; monitor available storage; integrate existing monitoring services; manage public IP address ranges; monitor infrastructure component health; monitor Azure Stack memory, public IP addresses, and storage tenant consumption; apply updates; update system firmware; review and react to alerts
  • Manage usage reporting.
    • This objective may include but is not limited to: provide access to the usage database; test usage by using the ASDK; collect the usage data by using the Provider Usage API and the Tenant Usage API; investigate the usage time versus the reported time

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are Azure administrators and Azure Stack operators who use Azure Stack to provide cloud services to their end users or customers from within their own data centre.

Candidates for this exam should have significant experience managing and operating Azure Stack environments. Candidates should have a strong understanding of Azure as well as some knowledge of virtualisation, networking, and identity management. Candidates should also understand how Azure Stack enables DevOps processes and the hybrid development model.

 

Candidates for this exam are expected to demonstrate the ability to plan, deploy, package, update, and maintain the Azure Stack infrastructure. Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to offer hybrid cloud resources and requested services, and to manage infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).

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