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Azure automation invades your data centre

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Azure Automation wants you to automate everything, everywhere. Hybrid Workers allow Azure Automation to reach new places within your infrastructure, allowing for more automation and less complexity. Learn how to deploy Hybrid Workers, balance automation workloads across groups of workers, trigger jobs off via web hooks, monitor jobs, remove scheduled tasks and much more.

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Azure automation invades your data centre

  1. 1. AZURE AUTOMATION INVADES YOUR DATA CENTRE KIERAN JACOBSEN READIFY
  2. 2. WHO AMI I • TECHNICAL LEAD AT READIFY • INTERNAL AND CUSTOMER INFRASTRUCTURE • BIG FAN OF AUTOMATION
  3. 3. AGENDA • AZURE AUTOMATION • AZURE WORKER LIMITATIONS • HYBRID WORKERS, GROUPS, LIMITATIONS • AZURE AUTOMATION AUTHORING TOOLKIT • WEB HOOKS
  4. 4. AUTOMATION CAN MEAN MANY THINGS • CLOUD SERVICE AUTOMATION • INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION • PROCESS AUTOMATION
  5. 5. AZURE AUTOMATION • MANAGED SERVICE • AZURE AND CLOUD FOCUS • BACKED BY POWERSHELL • DR, HA, PROVISIONING, MONITORING, PATCHING, BACKUPS • HIGHLY AVAILABLE
  6. 6. CONCEPTS • ACCOUNT • RUNBOOKS • ASSETS • JOBS • WORKERS
  7. 7. DEMO NAVIGATING AZURE AUTOMATION
  8. 8. AZURE WORKER LIMITATIONS • LIMITED TO SPECIFYING WHICH AZURE REGION • NO CONTROL OVER IP ADDRESS • TRACEABILITY • FIREWALLS • LIMITED CONTROL OVER MAKE UP OF AZURE WORKER
  9. 9. HYBRID WORKERS • RUNBOOKS RUNNING WITHIN YOUR DC • REQUIRE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SUITE WITH AUTOMATION SOLUTION/PLUGIN • SUPPORT SCRIPT, WORKFLOW AND GRAPHICAL RUNBOOKS • NO INBOUND FIREWALL REQUIREMENTS
  10. 10. DEMO YOUR FIRST HYBRID JOB
  11. 11. HYBRID WORKER GROUPS • COLLECTIONS OF WORKERS • RUNBOOKS ARE EXECUTED AGAINST GROUPS • IDEAL FOR PROVIDING HA • SHARE “RUN AS” PERMISSIONS
  12. 12. DEMO RUNNING A RUNBOOK ACROSS MULTIPLE WORKERS & CONFIGURING “RUN AS”
  13. 13. HYBRID WORKER LIMITATIONS • MODULE DEPLOYMENT • EXECUTION CONTEXT • NO SIMPLE FILE OR EVENT TRIGGERS • NO PRIORITISATION OF WORKERS IN A GROUP • DOCUMENTATION
  14. 14. AZURE AUTOMATION AUTHORING TOOLKIT • MANAGE AZURE AUTOMATION ACCOUNTS FROM ISE • CREATE, EDIT AND MODIFY RUNBOOKS AND ASSETS • AVAILABLE FROM THE POWERSHELL GALLERY HTTPS://WWW.POWERSHELLGALLERY.COM/PACKAGES/AZUREAUTOMATIONAUTHORINGTOOLKIT
  15. 15. DEMO USING THE AZURE AUTOMATION AUTHORING TOOLKIT
  16. 16. WEB HOOKS • START JOBS FROM HTTP REQUESTS • IDEA FOR APPLICATION AND 3RD PARTY INTEGRATION • GREAT FOR STARTING JOBS IF AZURE CMDLETS ARE NOT INSTALLED • RUNBOOKS MAY NEED MODIFICATIONS TO RUN FROM WEBHOOKS
  17. 17. DEMO INTEGRATING WEB HOOKS
  18. 18. LINKS • BLOG: HTTP://POSHSECURITY.COM • TWITTER: @KJACOBSEN • RUNBOOKS FROM THIS PRESENTATION: HTTPS://GITHUB.COM/POSHSECURITY/POSHSECURITYAZUREAUTOMATION • HYBRID WORKERS: HTTPS://AZURE.MICROSOFT.COM/EN-US/DOCUMENTATION/ARTICLES/AUTOMATION-HYBRID- RUNBOOK-WORKER/# • WEB HOOKS: HTTP://BLOG.CORETECH.DK/JGS/AZURE-AUTOMATION-USING-WEBHOOKS-PART-1-INPUT-DATA/ • AZURE AUTOMATION AUTHORING TOOLKIT: HTTPS://WWW.POWERSHELLGALLERY.COM/PACKAGES/AZUREAUTOMATIONAUTHORINGTOOLKIT

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