This tutorial by Mohammed Waly, the author of Hands-On Networking with Azure, explains the creation of an Azure Application Gateway in 6 simple steps.
In 2015, Microsoft announced one of its coolest and most important enterprise networking solutions in Azure—the Azure Application Gateway. Ever since then, this service has witnessed many enhancements based on customers’ feedback.
Azure Application Gateway is a layer 7 load balancing service for applications. It comes with many features for customers using web applications, including SSL and CPU offloading. It also provides a Web Application Firewall (WAF), which protects web applications and prevents malicious attacks.
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We have already completed Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery part of vision for application deployment. In this chapter, we cover another stepping stone in achieving end to end automation and that is Continuous Monitoring.
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This chapter is a bit more theoretical but covers a premium service of Microsoft Azure platform that can be used for specific use cases that Azure Web Apps may not be able to handle effectively. Other than that, it is important to know why we are covering Azure Web Apps and App Service Environment. The reason behind that is it is equally important to have environment ready for package deployment. When we consider it in the context of Java, we need to deploy WAR file in different environment. Here, we are dealing with Platform as a Service so we need not to worry about installing runtime environment else we also need to find ways to automate it.
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In the last chapter, we covered details on Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). In this chapter, we will see how to utilize VSTS for Continuous Integration. We will use sample spring application available on the GitHub and try to integrate it with VSTS.
We have already seen in the Chapter 2 how to use Team Foundation Version Control; in this chapter, we will also see how to create a project where code is managed in Git.
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In this chapter, we will introduces the Visual Studio Team Services and sample application structure that is necessary to understand before automating process of building and deploying application in desired environment. We will cover basics of agile process framework supported in the VSTS. This chapter also explains how to use VSTS to manage Code and integrate VSTS with Eclipse IDE so check in process can be managed directly from IDE.
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This chapter covers details about basics of Cloud computing, DevOps overview, benefits of PaaS in DevOps Culture, and Microsoft Azure – Cloud Platform and Services.
It will cover required PaaS offering from Microsoft that are necessary for deploying Web Application. This chapter also covers basic concepts of Microsoft Cloud that are important to create, use, and manage Platform services effectively for deploying application.
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DevOps Bootcamp delivers practical, learning modules in manageable chunks. Each chunk is delivered in a “day”, and each “day” is a productive day. Each day builds your competency in DevOps. You will be able to take the task you learn every day and apply it to cultivate DevOps culture.
Each chapter presents core concepts and key takeaways about a topic in DevOps and provides a series of hands-on exercises. You will not only learn the importance of basic concepts of DevOps but also how to use different tools to automate application lifecycle management. You will explore how to perform Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Monitoring. In this book you will be exposed to the tools to automate build creation, static code analysis, application deployment, functional and load testing, orchestration and so on.
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