Microsoft Azure Networking Deep-Dive

Duration: 2 days

About this workshop

This workshop teaches students how to configure and manage:-

  • Azure virtual networks (VNets).
  • IP addressing, with specific emphasis on how public and private IP addressing works in the cloud.
  • Network routing – default route, user defined route, forced tunneling.
  • Azure DNS.
  • Securing the network infrastructure with Network Security Groups (NSGs), service endpoints, Azure Firewall and DDoS protection.
  • Azure networking traffic distribution mechanisms, including Azure Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Application Gateway.
  • Site connectivity for multiple scenarios including cross-premises and hybrid configurations with VNet peering and VPN.
  • Extending on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a dedicated private connection using Azure ExpressRoute.
  • Network Watcher to monitor and troubleshoot Azure networking.

Audience Profile

This workshop is for Azure Administrators with an interest in advanced cloud and hybrid networking concepts.

Session Outlines

Session 1: Azure Virtual Networks

  • Introducing Virtual Networks
  • Creating Azure Virtual Networks
  • Review of IP Addressing
  • Network Routing – Azure default routes, User-Defined Routes, Forced Tunnelling,

Session 2: Azure DNS

  • Bring your own Infrastructure DNS
  • Azure DNS Basics
  • Implementing Azure DNS

Session 3: Securing Virtual Network Resources

  • Introduction to Network Security Groups
  • Implementing Network Security Groups and Service Endpoints
  • Implementing Azure Firewall
  • Implementing DDoS Protection

Session 4: Connecting Virtual Networks

  • Intersite Connectivity (VNet-to-VNet Connections)
  • Virtual Network Peering

Session 5: Distributing Network Traffic

  • Overview of Network Traffic Distribution Options
  • Azure Load Balancer
  • Azure Traffic Manager
  • Azure Application Gateway

Session 6: Site Connectivity

  • Point-to-Site VPN Connections
  • Site-to-Site VPN Connections
  • ExpressRoute

Session 7: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Network Connectivity

  • Introducing Network Watcher
  • Implementing Network Watcher
  • Network Troubleshooting Examples