Welcome back to Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.
This is Module five as your management portal
in this module, we'll learn about the azure management options. We'll explore azure portal and learn how to find our way around.
Well, look at the portal dashboard and learn how to customize it. And at the end, we'll learn how to subscribe for azure betas, features and services.
What options do you have to manage Azure resources?
Microsoft Azure offers a wide range of tools for management of their Web and mobile management options. Command line options, as well as numerous sdk is that you can use to implement your own management functionality.
The one that every novice uses or starts with is the azure portal.
As your portal is a Web based user interface that you can log into with any browser.
It's the best way to learn about azure.
Well, look at the azure portal in detail in the next video,
although great for learning as your portal does not allow you to automate tasks which does make its use time consuming.
Another option to manage azure resources is azure power shell,
as your power shell is a module that you can install for power shell on Windows or Power Shell corps on Linux or Mac.
This module adds an additional command lens to power shell that allows you to manage azure resources.
Using azure power shell. You can create administration scripts and automate your workforce. Instead of spending time doing this manually in the portal,
you can see on the screen the simple command that you can use to create an azure storage account.
You can run those scripts on any operating system Windows, Mac OS or Lennox by using power shell corps.
Although Powershell chorus cross platform, it doesn't come pre installed with the OS.
If you want to use power shell as your scripting language, you need to first install power shell and then install the azure powershell module
as your CLI is a cross platform command line tool that you can use to create and manage resources in Azure
as your CLI is Python based and can be on run on any OS that has python available,
the majority of UNIX based OS come with python preinstalled
on the screen. You can see the command to create an azure storage account using azure CLI
as your Cloud Shell is a powerful command line interface that you can run within your own browser.
It's accessible from the azure portal, and you have a choice of azure CLI or power shell command lands.
Both are available in Azure Cloud Shell.
In addition to the CLS, Cloud Shell has a lot of development tools and editor tools available.
You can choose from development like languages and frameworks like
dot net Java, python node dot Js and go
edit files and the editors like Coat them Nana or IMAX. Or use Beale tools or package managers like NPM Maven Get and more
as your cloud shell is backed by an azure file share that you can use to upload your automation scripts or reference as a local drive.
The last management option will look at is the azure mobile app.
The mobile APP gives you the ability to manage your azure resources On the go,
you can view the current status of resources and check important metrics. Receive and review alerts. Start, stop, restart and connect to virtual machines. Use cloud shell to run scripts and a lot more just from your mobile device,
as we mentioned earlier as your offers software development kits in various languages that you can use to implement your own management functionality.
If there is no SDK for your language of preference, you can use the rest. API is to implement the functionality by yourself.
Because the portal is the easiest way to learn azure.
We'll have a deeper look into its functionality in our next videos.