Course 942:
Deploying Infrastructure on Alibaba Cloud

(3 days)


Course Description

This course is designed to help individuals operate highly available and scalable infrastructure on the Alibaba Cloud platform. In this course, we demonstrate how to effectively manage and support Alibaba Cloud resources. The course covers concepts such as creating virtual networks, provisioning infrastructure, creating custom machine images, monitoring utilization, implementing a load-balanced, autoscaled infrastructure, and hosting containerized workloads with the Alibaba Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK). Additionally, leveraging the Function Compute serverless service to execute code based on events and triggers is discussed.

This course includes instructor lecture, demos, and labs.

Learning Objectives

  • Provision, scale, and distribute compute infrastructure using Alibaba Cloud
  • Create Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks and resources such as vRouters and vSwitches, and security groups
  • Monitor the health and utilization of cloud resources with CloudMonitor
  • Create custom virtual machine images and harden instances to satisfy business and security requirements
  • Run containerized applications with Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK) and Elastic Container Instance 
  • Leverage Object Storage Service (OSS) for durable and encrypted offsite backup
  • Dynamically handle demand with elastic load balancing and autoscaling
  • Manage and audit account activity for troubleshooting and compliance issues

Who Should Attend

Developers, administrators, and systems operations professionals who want to learn how to deploy scalable, fault-tolerant applications in the cloud using Alibaba Cloud.

Course Outline

1. Alibaba Cloud Infrastructure

  • Navigating Alibaba Regions and Availability Zones
  • Surveying the Alibaba Cloud management tools
  • Configuring the aliyun command line interface (CLI)
  • Managing users and permissions with Resource Access Management (RAM)
  • Grouping resources for easier management with Resource groups
  • Subscription vs. pay-as-you-go models

2. Computing with the Elastic Compute Service (ECS)

  • Defining Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) networks with vRouters and vSwitches
  • IPv4 and IPv6 support
  • Provisioning Virtual Machines with ECS
  • Ensuring high availability with Deployment Sets
  • Controlling network access with ECS Security Groups
  • Creating custom ECS Images
  • Selecting between bandwidth or network traffic billing methods
  • Quickly deploy software packages with Marketplace images
  • Enabling Security Hardening to protect your ECS instances
  • Controlling instance permissions with RAM roles
  • Scheduling instance deletion with Automatic Release to save costs
  • Monitoring resources with CloudMonitor

3. Storage and Databases

  • Leveraging Object Storage Service (OSS) for highly durable storage
  • Attaching additional Data disks to ECS instances
  • Backing up disks with automated ECS snapshot policies
  • Sharing disks across instances and zones with Apsara File Storage NAS
  • Deploying managed relational and NoSQL databases with ApsaraDB

4. Scalable Systems

  • Distributing load across servers with Server Load Balancing (SLB)
  • Dynamically scale servers with autoscaling
  • Leveraging server-less services to create event-based applications

5. Containerized Workloads

  • Running containerized workloads in the Alibaba Container Service for Kubernetes (ACK)
  • Deploying containers without managing servers with the container instance service

6. Data Security on Alibaba Cloud

  • Securing storage, backup, and recovery solutions
  • Implementing automatic remote backup of data
  • Transmitting data securely
  • Choosing the best encryption algorithm

7. Managing Alibaba Cloud Resources

  • Estimating costs with the pricing calculator and cloud console
  • Tracking configuration changes and evaluating configuration compliance with Cloud Config
  • Auditing account activity with ActionTrail

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