IAC – ARM Templates Assignments

Tools and Softwares

  • Install Azure CLI
  • Install Visual Studio Code
  • ARM Tool extension

Hello World – ARM Template

  • Create a Hello World – ARM Template which outputs Hello World when you submit the Template
  • Learn how to validate the ARM Template Content in Visual Studio Code
  • Learn how to validate the ARM Template Content using PowerShell and ADO Pipeline
  • Learn how to Preview the changes before submitting to Azure

Create the below 2 ARM Templates

In this section, you will create two different ARM templates for the below.

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Create ARM Template for Database module

  • Logical SQL Server
  • Hard Code the SQL Credentials (Optimize this later using Key Vault)
  • SQL Database
  • Use a Parameter file for passing all the parameters
  • Validate the template
  • Execute the template file using Power Shell

Create ARM Template for Web module

  • App Service Plan (Windows OS and F1 pricing tier )
  • App Service (for .net6 runtime stack)
  • The template should output the Outbound IP Addresses
  • Use a Parameter file for passing all the parameters
  • Validate the template
  • Execute the template file using Power Shell

Linked – Combine both the Web and Database Modules

Create a Storage Account

  • Create a new Storage Account for storing the Linked Templates
  • Create a container named armtemplates
  • Upload all the template files and the parameter files into armtemplates container
  • Create a main Linked Template in Visual Studio
  • Call Database module
  • Call Web module
  • Ensure that the Database module executes first and the Web Module waits for the Database module to complete it’s execution.
  • Retrieve the output of Web module (App Service Outbound IP Addresses) and pass them as inputs to Database module.
  • Use a Parameter file for passing all the parameters
  • Validate the template
  • Execute the template file using Power Shell

Key Vault – Integrate Key-Vault with IAC Templates

  • Remove the hard-coded secret in the Database module
  • Create the secret in the Key-Vault
  • Create a Service Principle
  • Provide appropriate permissions to the Service Priciple on Key-Vault using Access Control (IaM)
  • Execute the template file using Power Shell
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