Solution architecture: Continuous deployment for Virtual Machines with Visual Studio Team Services
Azure is a world-class cloud for virtual-machine (VM) deployment and management. Whether you use ASP.NET, Java, Node or PHP to develop your applications, you will need a continuous-integration and-continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline to push your changes to these VMs automatically.
Visual Studio Team Services provides VM-deployment automation through a CI/CD pipeline, starting with a Git repository for version control, a build system for continuous integration and a release-management system for continuous deployment. Dynamically provision test VMs using Azure ARM templates or Azure Dev/Test Labs, configure or verify necessary pre-requisites and roll out the changes to production VMs. As necessary, perform a large-scale rolling deployment of your application to a farm of VMs. Using these integrated tools, you can track each commit all the way to a virtual machine in your production environment.
| ||Set up continuous-integration builds and ensure high quality for each of your commits using Visual Studio Team Services Build.|
| ||Trigger automated deployments to Azure websites upon completion of a successful build using Visual Studio Team Services Release Management.|
|Use Azure Windows or Linux VMs to run your applications. Dynamically provision VMs using ARM templates.|
|Develop ASP.NET, ASP.NET core, Node, PHP or Java applications using Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio.|
| ||Collaborate with your team members and share code in a Visual Studio Team Services Git repository.|
Azure DevTest Labs
|Dynamically provision VMs using an Azure Dev/Test Lab.|
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