Deploy a Node.js App to a Deployment Slot in Azure DevOps

1.5 hours
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

You have been given the code for a Node.js application and must deploy it to an Azure WebApp with two slots. Use Azure DevOps to integrate the code and deploy it to the `dev` slot in the Azure WebApp provisioned with this hands-on lab.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create an Azure DevOps Organization
  • Log in to the Azure Portal using the provided credentials
  • Search for Azure DevOps from the services menu
  • Create a new organization and project named MyFirstProject
Push code to Azure Repos and Create a Build
  • Log in to the Linux VM provided with this lab
  • Use the following command to clone the node-express branch of the repository:
    • git clone -b node-express
  • Remove the GitHub origin with the following command
    • git remote remove origin
  • Copy the commands from Azure Repos to add the new remote origin and push the code
  • Start a new build pipeline using the YAML present in the new Azure DevOps repo
Deploy Node.js App to Azure WebApp Slot
  • Create a release pipeline from Azure DevOps
  • Select the source as the existing packaged artifact
  • Within the Stage, add the task to deploy to Azure WebApp
  • Add a task to swap slots from dev to production

Additional Resources

Start by logging into the Azure portal and creating a new Azure DevOps Organization. Connect to the Linux VM provisioned with this lab and clone the node-express branch of the following repository: [git clone -b node-express](git clone -b node-express

Once you have the code, push to your new Azure Repos repository. This repository contains the build YAML, so you can kick off a build pipeline easily. Once you have the build artifact, start a release pipeline and add the appropriate tasks to deploy the artifact to Azure App Services (to the dev slot) and swap slots with production.

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