This ebook includes seven chapters, each of which focuses on an aspect of Azure Automation, as follows:
Introduction to Azure Automation: Provides an overview of Azure Automation, looking at what it involves, and the situations for which it is best suited. Shows how to enable Azure Automation and how to create an Azure Automation account, which is the highest-level root entity for all your automation objects under that account.
Runbook management: Covers how to manage runbooks, which are logical containers that organize and contain Windows PowerShell workflows. Also, learn about the concept of authentication and the role of management certificates or Azure Active Directory.
Assets: Describes the entities that runbooks can globally leverage across all runbooks in an Azure Automation account. Learn about variable, credential, connection, and schedule assets.
Runbook deployment: Discusses publishing a runbook after it has been authored and tested. Also provides some troubleshooting ideas.
Azure Script Center, library, and community: Learn more about Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality, the execution process, and how it relates to Azure Automation runbooks. Provides an overview of resources for reusable scripts that you can import into your runbooks and use wholly or in part.
Best practices: Looks at some key recommendations to optimize and maximize your use of Azure Automation.
Scenarios: Explores in-depth a few common Azure Automation scenarios that you can hopefully relate to your everyday work.