70-533: Supported Azure Workloads
This is part of a series of posts I will be writing while I am studying for the 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam from Microsoft. You can see all of the posts related to this exam here.
Over the last month, I have been preparing to take the Microsoft 70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions exam. There are tons of material online. However, I could not find anything on the requirement “Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed”. This requirement is about identifying what software and versions are supported in Azure. There were a few disparate lists that I saw online, but none that presented the available software and versions in a clear and concise list. That is what I hope to accomplish here.
All the information here is also available in the Microsoft documentation.
Below is the information I could find about what software is supported, and which versions.
Supported in Azure
|Microsoft BizTalk Server||2013 and Later||Additional Information|
|Microsoft Dynamics AX||Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and later||Additional Information|
|Microsoft Dynamics CRM||Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and later||Dynamics CRM deployed on Azure IaaS production support requires that Azure Premium storage services be utilized.|
|Microsoft Dynamics GP||Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and later|
|Microsoft Dynamics NAV||Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and later|
|Microsoft Exchange||Exchange Server 2013 and later||The only supported way to send email to external domains from Azure compute resources is through an SMTP relay (otherwise known as an SMTP smart host). The Azure compute resource sends the email message to the SMTP relay, and then the SMTP relay provider delivers the message to the external domain. Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is one provider of a SMTP relay, but a number of third-party providers also offer this service.|
|Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager||Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 SP1 and later|
|Microsoft HPC Pack||Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 and later||Additional Information|
|Microsoft Project Server||Project Server 2013 and later|
|Microsoft SharePoint Server||SharePoint Server 2010 and later||Additional Information|
|Microsoft SQL Server||64-bit versions of SQL Server 2008 and later||Additional Information|
|Microsoft System Center||System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and later||Supported for the following applications:
|Microsoft Team Foundation Server||Team Foundation Server 2012 and later|
|Windows Server||Windows Server 2016 Standard or Windows 10 Pro versions are not available in the Azure Marketplace.For versions that are earlier than Windows Server 2008 R2, there is no Azure Marketplace support, and customers must provide their own images.||See Server Features section|
Explicitly Unsupported in Azure
Software versions not specifically mentioned above are not supported. However, there are a few items that it helps to note as explicitly unsupported. Those are:
|Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server|
|Rights Management Services|
|Windows Deployment Services|
|Hyper-V (Hyper-V role is supported in Azure Ev3, and Dv3 series VMs only)|
There is a multitude of server features available on Azure VMs. The number of supported features is staggering. The best thing to do for this is to reference the Microsoft documentation and look at the “Windows Server” section. It is actually easier to list the features that are not supported.
Below are the features that are not (yet) supported. This can be subject to change. This list is pulled straight from the Microsoft documentation and it should be seen as the authoritative source.
- BitLocker Drive Encryption (on the operating system hard disk, may be used on data disks)
- Internet Storage Name Server
- Multipath I/O
- Network Load Balancing
- Peer Name Resolution Protocol
- SNMP Services
- Storage Manager for SANs
- Windows Internet Name Service
- Wireless LAN Service
Reviewing this list will help you to satisfy the “Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed” requirement for the 70-533 exam. I hope this helps you on your exam!