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Azure User Tools Cheat Sheet

  • Manage your Azure resources through; Portal, CLI, Powershell, and Cloudshell

Azure Portal

  • Create, manage, and monitor all resources in one console, from simple web applications to complex cloud applications.
  • Portal Features:
    • Personalize – create your own dashboards, layouts, workflows, and colors
    • Access Control – fine-grained access control to all your resources
    • Cost Management – keep track of current and projected costs
    • Multi-Platform – available through web and mobile devices
    • Marketplace an online store that consists of thousands of built-in product offerings such as:
      • Virtual machine images
      • Managed applications
      • Software-as-a-service solutions
      • Consulting and managed services

Azure User Tools

Azure CLI

  • Command Line Interface (CLI)  works on Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • You can create and manage Azure resources with a set of commands
  • It’s built to get you to work with Azure quickly, with focus on automation.

Azure Powershell

  • Fully supported by Azure with modules and cmdlets
    • cmdlet is a lightweight command, which is used in PowerShell.
  • PowerShell provides powerful features for automation
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  • PowerShell also uses Azure Resource Manager to manipulate Azure resources

Azure Cloud Shell

  • An interactive, browser-accessible shell for managing Azure resources.
  • You can choose between Bash or PowerShell
  • Shell access from anywhere using the web or mobile app
  • Cloud Shell attaches Azure Files share to persist your data
  • It also offers an integrated file editor built on the open-source Monaco Editor

Azure Mobile App

  • You can monitor the status and health of your Azure resources
  • Monitor your metrics and alerts and take the necessary actions to fix common issues
  • You can run commands via Azure CLI or PowerShell to manage your Azure resources

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Question 1

Question Type: Multiple-choice

You have a server in your on-premises datacenter that contains a DNS server named TD1 with a primary DNS zone for the domain.

You have an Azure subscription named TD-Subscription1.

You plan to migrate the zone to an Azure DNS zone in TD-Subscription1. You must ensure that you minimize administrative effort.

Which tool should you use?

  1. Azure PowerShell
  2. Azure CLI
  3. Azure Portal
  4. Azure CloudShell

Correct Answer: 2

Azure DNS is a hosting service for DNS domains that provides name resolution by using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. By hosting your domains in Azure, you can manage your DNS records by using the same credentials, APIs, tools, and billing as your other Azure services.

You can’t use Azure DNS to buy a domain name. For an annual fee, you can buy a domain name by using App Service domains or a third-party domain name registrar. Your domains can then be hosted in Azure DNS for record management.

A DNS zone file is a text file that contains details of every Domain Name System (DNS) record in the zone. It follows a standard format, making it suitable for transferring DNS records between DNS systems. Using a zone file is a quick, reliable, and convenient way to transfer a DNS zone into or out of Azure DNS.

Take note that Azure DNS supports importing and exporting zone files by using the Azure command-line interface (CLI). Zone file import is NOT supported via Azure PowerShell, Azure Cloud Shell, and Azure portal.

The Azure CLI is a cross-platform command-line tool used for managing Azure services. It is available for the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms.

Hence, the correct answer is: Azure CLI.

Azure PowerShell, Azure Portal, and Azure CloudShell are incorrect because these user tools are not supported by Azure DNS for importing a DNS zone file. Only Azure CLI is supported.


Note: This question was extracted from our AZ-104 Microsoft Azure Administrator Practice Exams.

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