Azure Automation

Official Documentation

Service Description

Automation greatly facilitates the management of Azure resources by enabling the automation of tasks such as the creation of resources, their deployment, monitoring, and administration as part of a workflow-based engine. Associated resources (e.g., a cloud service with associated storage account and Active Directory setup) can be created and managed using what are referred to as "runbooks." The individual resources then no longer have to be created individually and separately.

Getting Started

  1. 9/27/2016, Webpage
    Microsoft Azure Automation provides a way for users to automate the manual, long-running, error-prone, and frequently repeated tasks that are commonly performed in a cloud and...
  2. 8/30/2018, Video, 0:13:27
    Jenny Hunter joins Scott Hanselman to discuss Azure Automation, which has seen several new improvements including support for Python 2, the ability to run against local Linux...
  3. 10/2/2018, Video, 0:36:57
    Automation accounts are just the beginning. This session covers creating automation jobs using Azure Automation Runbooks, Logic Apps, Functions, and Microsoft Power BI to make...
  4. 3/11/2016, Ebook
    This ebook introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to...
  5. 5/4/2015, Video, 1:33:34
    With Azure Automation, customers have a powerful new tool to manage their Microsoft Azure resources and external systems. In this session, we cover core Azure Automation...



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Azure Automation Documentation

Online Training Content

Date Title
8/13/2014 Automating the Cloud with Azure Automation

Tools

Tool Description
FixStopAzureV2VM This is a modified version of StopAzureV2Vm. It fixes the failure of the original script to correctly report the stop or fail status.Original description:This Graphical PowerShell runbook connects to Azure using an Automation Run As account and stops all V2 VMs in an Azure su
Week Day Start Azure V2 VM This is a modified version of StartAzureV2Vm that only starts machines on certain days, set in the parameters. As with the original, you can choose to start an individual VM, all VMs in a resource group or all VMs in a subscription. It also fixes the failure of the original scr
Stop-Start-AzureVM This PowerShell Workflow runbook connects to Azure using an Automation Credential and Starts/Stops a VM/a list of VMs/All VMs in a Subscription in-parallel.
Stop-Start-VMSS(VM Scalesets) This PowerShell Workflow runbook connects to Azure using an Automation Run As account and Starts/Stops all VMScalesets (VMSS) in a resource group in-parallel. You can attach a recurring schedule to this runbook to run it at a specific time.
Backup Azure API Management Automation Script This Azure Automation runbook automates Azure API Management backup to Blob storage and deletes old backups from blob storage. This is a PowerShell runbook, as opposed to a PowerShell Workflow runbook.
Scale Azure SQL Data Warehouse Scale Azure SQL Data WarehouseThis is a simple runbook that will allow you to scale your Azure SQL Data Warehouse.Depending on your goals with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, at time it is important to scale up and down depending the incoming workload or amount of data. In Automation,
Download Billing Data This Automation Runbook runbook gets the invoices from all the specified accounts.         Required parameters            AutomationAccountName: name of the automation account we are using            AutomationResourceGroup: name of the resource group that contains the automation

Videos

Date Title Length
10/30/2018
Azure Update Inventory and Automation for Linux and Windows VM management - BRK3063
0:55:26
10/26/2018
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation: Augmenting existing - BRK2153
1:06:13
10/26/2018
Automation tools for Azure infrastructure - BRK3266
0:46:46
10/25/2018
Core Azure solutions - automation (ops) - BRK2399
0:37:02
10/2/2018
Rockwell Automation simplifies endpoint management with Windows Autopilot - THR2382
0:23:12
10/2/2018
Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: Regression Suite Automation - THR2344
0:19:47
10/2/2018
Getting started with infrastructure as code - THR1136
0:17:08
10/2/2018
Core Azure solutions - automation (ops) - BRK2399
0:36:57
10/2/2018
Automating Azure SQL Data Warehouse - THR2192
0:17:19
10/2/2018
SOLID as a rock: Overcoming the agility challenge applying agile engineering - BRK2263
0:48:56

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