Azure Kubernetes Service

Azure DevOps with AKS you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Manage Azure Kubernetes Service with Terraform
intermediate Terraform • basic Microsoft Azure • basic networking • basic Kubernetes • basic Azure DevOps
skills learned
DevOps CI/CD practices • use Azure DevOps to deploy AKS with Terraform • continuously test, integrate, and deploy infrastructure components automatically via Azure DevOps and Terraform • use Go to test your Terraform code • use branching and tags to test changes in a non-production environment
Ned Bellavance
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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You’re the DevOps engineer at E-CO, an e-commerce organization that’s ready to retire its aging data center equipment and migrate its containerized, on-premises line-of-business applications to the cloud. Your task is to create a Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline to manage the lifecycle of E-CO’s infrastructure and software, following a GitOps workflow. You’ll use Microsoft Azure DevOps to create a project to host the workflow, and you’ll create Microsoft Azure Pipelines to define the workflow from Continuous Integration to Delivery to Deployment. After verifying the functionality of the Terraform code, you’ll deploy and check the code in production. When you’re done, you’ll have several pipelines running in Azure DevOps that check the box for E-CO’s desired GitOps workflow.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Ned Bellavance

In his 20+ years as an IT professional, Ned Bellavance has gained extensive experience with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. A Microsoft MVP since 2017 and a HashiCorp Ambassador since 2020, he’s the founder of Ned in the Cloud, LLC. As a one-man tech juggernaut, he develops courses for the online education platform Pluralsight, runs the Day Two Cloud podcast, and delivers educational content through his YouTube channel and live instruction.

Ned has written several books including HashiCorp Terraform Certified Associate Preparation Guide, HashiCorp Vault Certified Associate Preparation Guide, and Introducing Azure Kubernetes Service. His three guiding principles are: embrace discomfort, fail often, and be kind. You can find out more about Ned and his activities by visiting


This liveProject is for IT operations professionals and DevOps engineers who would like to automate the deployment and management of infrastructure using Azure DevOps pipelines and Terraform. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

  • Terraform v1.0+
  • Go v1.17+
  • Terratest v0.38+
  • Azure CLI v2.22+
  • An IDE with Terraform and Go plug-ins
  • Microsoft Azure subscription
  • Microsoft Azure DevOps subscription
  • Logical reasoning and design
  • Microsoft Azure (basic)
  • Kubernetes (basic)
  • Go (basic)
  • YAML (basic)

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to automate deployment workflow and management with Microsoft Azure DevOps Pipelines.

  • Create a project in Azure DevOps with appropriate settings and service connections
  • Create a pipeline for Continuous Integration when commits are made to a branch
  • Create a pipeline for Continuous Delivery when a pull request is made on main
  • Create a pipeline for Continuous Deployment when a pull request is merged on main


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