Azure Stack Operator Exam Links

Hi All. In helping others prepare to take and pass the Exam 70-537 “Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack” , I have taken the outline for the exam and created hyperlinks to all of the sub-topics to help you study and prepare faster. I hope this is useful for you and others. Good health to you 😉

Deploying and Integrating an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

Build test environments by using the Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK)

Use PowerShell commands

Install PowerShell for Azure Stack

Azure Stack Tools from Github

Configure to connect as an Operator

Configure to connect as a User

Understand Useful Modules

Install updated ASDK

Install the ASDK

Redeploy the ASDK

Troubleshoot failed installs

Troubleshoot the ASDK

Post-deployment registration

Register the ASDK with Azure

Configure DNS for data center integration

Configure external DNS name resolution from within Azure Stack

Resolving external DNS names from Azure Stack

Configure Azure Stack DNS names from outside Azure Stack

Resolving Azure Stack DNS names from outside Azure Stack

Configure connectivity for data center integration

Manage firewall ports needed at the edge

Azure Stack firewall integration

Azure Stack datacenter integration – Publish Azure Stack Services

Configure connectivity to the data center

Network connectivity

Border connectivity

Modify specific settings on your Azure Stack switch configuration

Install and renew certificates for public endpoints

Azure Stack public key infrastructure certificate requirements

Azure Stack certificates signing request generation

Prepare Azure Stack PKI certificates for use in deployment or rotation

Validate Azure Stack PKI certificates

Remediate common issues for Azure Stack PKI certificates

Connect to and perform API-based administration on Azure Stack

Azure Stack Admin API reference

Connect to the stack by using PowerShell

See PowerShell commands above

Configure client certificates

See Certificate links above

Configure firewall to support remote administration

See links above

Establish RBAC roles for the Azure Stack fabric

Manage access to resources in Azure Stack with role-based access control

Create subscriptions for end users

Create subscriptions to offers in Azure Stack

Tutorial: Create and test a subscription in Azure Stack

Configuring PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack Environment (25-30%)

Configure and administer the App Service resource provider

Configure system

App Service on Azure Stack overview

Configure source control

Configure deployment sources

Configure worker tiers

App Service on Azure Stack: Add more infrastructure or worker roles

Configure subscription quotas

Create a plan in Azure Stack

Scale worker tiers and App Service infrastructure roles

App Service on Azure Stack: Add more infrastructure or worker roles

Add custom software

Not sure what is wanted here and no links on docs I can find

Configure Azure Stack networking security

Post-Deployment Steps

Configure and administer database resource providers

Configure and administer the SQL adapter

Deploy the SQL Resource Provider on Azure Stack

Configure and administer the MySQL adapter

Use MySQL databases on Microsoft Azure Stack

Set up SKUs

Add hosting servers for the SQL resource provider

Set up additional hosting capacity

Add hosting servers for the SQL resource provider

Configure and administer IaaS services

Implement virtual machine images

Download marketplace items from Azure to Azure Stack

Prepare Linux and Windows images

Windows Server in Azure Stack marketplace FAQ

Add Linux images to Azure Stack

Prepare a custom image

Add a VM image to offer in Azure Stack

Upload an image

Add a VM image to offer in Azure Stack

Providing Services to and Enabling DevOps for Azure Stack Tenants (25-30%)

Create and manage quotas, plans, and offers

Create quotas

Create a Plan in Azure Stack

Configure plans

Create a Plan in Azure Stack

Configure offers

Create an offer in Azure Stack

Configure delegated offers

Delegate offers in Azure Stack

Create add-on plans

Azure Stack add-on plans

Manage tenants

Add new tenants

Multi-tenancy in Azure Stack

Add a new Azure Stack tenant account in Azure Active Directory

Add Azure Stack users in AD FS

Remove tenants

Disable multi-tenancy

Manage authentication and authorization

Lots of possibilities but will add this to know

Use an app identity to access resources

Establish RBAC roles for the tenant space

Manage Role-Based Access Control

Assign a Role to a Service Principal

Manage the Azure Marketplace

Enable Azure Marketplace on Azure Stack

Register Azure Stack with Azure

Plan new packages

Just imagine the possibilities with solution templates!

Create and publish new packages

Create and publish a Marketplace item

Download Azure Marketplace items

Download marketplace items from Azure to Azure Stack

Enable DevOps for tenants

Enable version control for tenants

Azure Resource Manager templates

Azure Resource Manager template best practices

Manage ARM templates

Develop templates for Azure Stack with Azure Resource Manager

Use Azure Resource Manager templates in Azure Stack

Deploy ARM templates

Deploy a template using the portal in Azure Stack

Deploy a template using Powershell in Azure Stack

Deploy a template with the command line in Azure Stack

Deploy templates in Azure Stack using Visual Studio

Debug ARM templates

Debugging ARM template deployments

Use Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to connect to Azure Stack

Setup CI/CD pipeline with VSTS & Azure Stack

Use continuous integration and continuous deployment to automate a pipeline that targets Azure Stack

Azure Stack for Developers Part 4 – Building a Hybrid CI/CD Pipeline

Deploy apps to Azure and Azure Stack

Maintaining and Monitoring an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

Plan and implement a backup-recovery and a disaster-recovery solution

Back up Azure Stack infrastructure services

Backup and data recovery for Azure Stack with the Infrastructure Backup Service

Infrastructure Backup Service best practices

Perform cloud recovery of Azure Stack

This was on the futures, but no doc I can find

Replicate and fail over IaaS virtual machines to Azure

Replicate Azure Stack VMs to Azure

Back up and restore PaaS resource data

Back up App Service on Azure Stack

App Service recovery on Azure Stack

Back up and restore backup and restore of user IaaS virtual machine guest-OS, disks, volumes, and apps

Back up files and applications on Azure Stack

Manage and monitor capacity, performance, updates, and alerts

Manage storage

Manage storage capacity for Azure Stack

Monitor available storage

Monitor Shares

Integrate existing monitoring services

Integrate external monitoring solution with Azure Stack

Manage public IP address ranges

Manage network resources

Add public IP addresses

Monitor infrastructure component health

Region management in Azure Stack

Monitor health and alerts in Azure Stack

Monitor Azure Stack memory

Manage physical memory capacity for Azure Stack

Public IP addresses, and storage tenant consumption

See IP Above

Apply updates

Azure Stack servicing policy

Manage updates in Azure Stack overview

Apply updates in Azure Stack

Update system firmware

This is to the OEM

Review and react to alerts

Monitor health and alerts in Azure Stack

Manage Usage Reporting

Provide access to the usage database

Report Azure Stack usage data to Azure

Test usage by using the ASDK

Same as on an integrated system

Collect the usage data by using the Provider Usage API and the Tenant Usage API

Provider resource usage API

Tenant Resource Usage API

Frequently asked questions in Azure Stack usage API

Investigate the usage time versus the reported time

Deploying and Integrating an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

Build test environments by using the Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK)

Use PowerShell commands

Install PowerShell for Azure Stack

Azure Stack Tools from Github

Configure to connect as an Operator

Configure to connect as a User

Understand Useful Modules

Install updated ASDK

Install the ASDK

Redeploy the ASDK

Troubleshoot failed installs

Troubleshoot the ASDK

Post-deployment registration

Register the ASDK with Azure

Configure DNS for data center integration

Configure external DNS name resolution from within Azure Stack

Resolving external DNS names from Azure Stack

Configure Azure Stack DNS names from outside Azure Stack

Resolving Azure Stack DNS names from outside Azure Stack

Configure connectivity for data center integration

Manage firewall ports needed at the edge

Azure Stack firewall integration

Azure Stack datacenter integration – Publish Azure Stack Services

Configure connectivity to the data center

Network connectivity

Border connectivity

Modify specific settings on your Azure Stack switch configuration

Install and renew certificates for public endpoints

Azure Stack public key infrastructure certificate requirements

Azure Stack certificates signing request generation

Prepare Azure Stack PKI certificates for use in deployment or rotation

Validate Azure Stack PKI certificates

Remediate common issues for Azure Stack PKI certificates

Connect to and perform API-based administration on Azure Stack

Azure Stack Admin API reference

Connect to the stack by using PowerShell

See PowerShell commands above

Configure client certificates

See Certificate links above

Configure firewall to support remote administration

See links above

Esstablish RBAC roles for the Azure Stack fabric

Manage access to resources in Azure Stack with role-based access control

create subscriptions for end users

Create subscriptions to offers in Azure Stack

Tutorial: Create and test a subscription in Azure Stack

Configuring PaaS and IaaS for an Azure Stack Environment (25-30%)

Configure and administer the App Service resource provider

Configure system

App Service on Azure Stack overview

Configure source control

Configure deployment sources

Configure worker tiers

App Service on Azure Stack: Add more infrastructure or worker roles

Configure subscription quotas

Create a plan in Azure Stack

Scale worker tiers and App Service infrastructure roles

App Service on Azure Stack: Add more infrastructure or worker roles

Add custom software

Not sure what is wanted here and no links on docs I can find

Configure Azure Stack networking security

Post-Deployment Steps

Configure and administer database resource providers

Configure and administer the SQL adapter

Deploy the SQL Resource Provider on Azure Stack

Configure and administer the MySQL adapter

Use MySQL databases on Microsoft Azure Stack

Set up SKUs

Add hosting servers for the SQL resource provider

Set up additional hosting capacity

Add hosting servers for the SQL resource provider

Configure and administer IaaS services

Implement virtual machine images

Download marketplace items from Azure to Azure Stack

Prepare Linux and Windows images

Windows Server in Azure Stack marketplace FAQ

Add Linux images to Azure Stack

Prepare a custom image

Add a VM image to offer in Azure Stack

Upload an image

Add a VM image to offer in Azure Stack

Providing Services to and Enabling DevOps for Azure Stack Tenants (25-30%)

Create and manage quotas, plans, and offers

Create quotas

Create a Plan in Azure Stack

Configure plans

Create a Plan in Azure Stack

Configure offers

Create an offer in Azure Stack

Configure delegated offers

Delegate offers in Azure Stack

Create add-on plans

Azure Stack add-on plans

Manage tenants

Add new tenants

Multi-tenancy in Azure Stack

Add a new Azure Stack tenant account in Azure Active Directory

Add Azure Stack users in AD FS

Remove tenants

Disable multi-tenancy

Manage authentication and authorization

Lots of possibilities but will add this to know

Use an app identity to access resources

Establish RBAC roles for the tenant space

Manage Role-Based Access Control

Assign a Role to a Service Principal

Manage the Azure Marketplace

Enable Azure Marketplace on Azure Stack

Register Azure Stack with Azure

Plan new packages

Just imagine the possibilities with solution templates!

Create and publish new packages

Create and publish a Marketplace item

Download Azure Marketplace items

Download marketplace items from Azure to Azure Stack

Enable DevOps for tenants

Enable version control for tenants

Azure Resource Manager templates

Azure Resource Manager template best practices

Manage ARM templates

Develop templates for Azure Stack with Azure Resource Manager

Use Azure Resource Manager templates in Azure Stack

Deploy ARM templates

Deploy a template using the portal in Azure Stack

Deploy a template using Powershell in Azure Stack

Deploy a template with the command line in Azure Stack

Deploy templates in Azure Stack using Visual Studio

Debug ARM templates

Debugging ARM template deployments

Use Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services to connect to Azure Stack

Setup CI/CD pipeline with VSTS & Azure Stack

Use continuous integration and continuous deployment to automate a pipeline that targets Azure Stack

Azure Stack for Developers Part 4 – Building a Hybrid CI/CD Pipeline

Deploy apps to Azure and Azure Stack

Maintaining and Monitoring an Azure Stack Environment (20-25%)

Plan and implement a backup-recovery and a disaster-recovery solution

Back up Azure Stack infrastructure services

Backup and data recovery for Azure Stack with the Infrastructure Backup Service

Infrastructure Backup Service best practices

Perform cloud recovery of Azure Stack

This was on the futures, but no doc I can find

Replicate and fail over IaaS virtual machines to Azure

Replicate Azure Stack VMs to Azure

Back up and restore PaaS resource data

Back up App Service on Azure Stack

App Service recovery on Azure Stack

Back up and restore backup and restore of user IaaS virtual machine guest-OS, disks, volumes, and apps

Back up files and applications on Azure Stack

Manage and monitor capacity, performance, updates, and alerts

Manage storage

Manage storage capacity for Azure Stack

Monitor available storage

Monitor Shares

Integrate existing monitoring services

Integrate external monitoring solution with Azure Stack

Manage public IP address ranges

Manage network resources

Add public IP addresses

Monitor infrastructure component health

Region management in Azure Stack

Monitor health and alerts in Azure Stack

Monitor Azure Stack memory

Manage physical memory capacity for Azure Stack

Public IP addresses, and storage tenant consumption

See IP Above

Apply updates

Azure Stack servicing policy

Manage updates in Azure Stack overview

Apply updates in Azure Stack

Update system firmware

This is to the OEM

Review and react to alerts

Monitor health and alerts in Azure Stack

Manage Usage Reporting

Provide access to the usage database

Report Azure Stack usage data to Azure

Test usage by using the ASDK

Same as on an integrated system

Collect the usage data by using the Provider Usage API and the Tenant Usage API

Provider resource usage API

Tenant Resource Usage API

Frequently asked questions in Azure Stack usage API

Investigate the usage time versus the reported time

What is the difference between usage time and reported time?

What is the difference between usage time and reported time?

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