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What is On-Premises Automation and Configuration of Azure?

By: Netreo
October 6, 2017

The configuration and automation of hybrid clouds becomes a challenging task for the companies and not understanding the requirements of the operating system is a major problem in many cases. A well-managed environment at scale demands complete control on the updates of the operating system and it’s also necessary to apply and monitor the configuration of infrastructure and applications. To get a compatible environment, resolve all types of alerts and check the security issues while the orchestrating the backup and disaster recovery is another important factor which you shouldn’t neglect. Following are some other capabilities required for a user-friendly environment at scale:

  • Collection of inventory and comprehensive data tracking for reporting and diagnostic.
  • Complete management, automation, and configuration of the assets for a centralized repository.
  • Automated processes for both on-premises datacenters and Azure.

What is Azure Virtual Machine Integration?

The integration with virtual machines has enabled the users directly from important tasks like track change, inventory, and management from VM blade. The option is available for both Linux and Windows computers.

Update Management: It informs you the compliance status and allows the user to create scheduled deployment in order to install complete updates within a defined maintenance window. You can also skip some functions to keep the installation process trouble-free.

Inventory of VM in-guest Resources: The inventory option offers you the visibility into the installed applications and detailed information to everything which is configured within the VM.

Change Tracking: It’s used to check the changes in a system and to identify the issues in the software, services, and registry. Change tracking provides complete information of the unwanted changes in the system.

What is Management at Scale across Azure and Hybrid Environments?

In the hybrid environments, you can get a unified view of the entire environment and make changes in different things from the same place by activating the management of the Azure and enabling the on-premises resources at scale.

Azure Automation and Configuration

A complete automated and configured Azure portal is also configured with PowerShell and the recent updates let you collect inventory and update management. Moreover, it keeps the track of the changes in the computers running in hybrid datacenters. Like Windows, the user has the liberty to automate Linux tasks which means you can orchestrate tasks in the local datacenters by adding hybrid worker support for Linux computers. While using the Python language, the user can also use author runbook from Windows hybrid workers and automation service.

What is the Pricing for Automation and Configuration Capabilities?

The prices vary from service to service like you need to pay only for the logs stored in Azure Logs Analysis for update management capabilities and the price of the each runbook job is included for process automation. Configuration management offers you free 5 hybrid nodes per hour for non-Azure computers.

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