Working with Azure Storage Using PowerShell


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Lab Overview

Working with Azure Storage using PowerShell, you will get hands-on experience with different types of storage available in Azure Storage. You will set up an image storage account that stores raw images as block blobs. An Azure Table is used to store metadata about the raw images and provides support for querying the images. An Azure Queue is used to store thumbnail requests. You will use PowerShell to connect all the parts and generate Shared Access Signature (SAS) tokens for accessing the images.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Perform Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template deployments with PowerShell
  • Create and manage Blob, Table, and Queue storage with PowerShell
  • Learn how to asynchronously copy blobs
  • Generate SAS tokens for securing storage access
  • Rotate and regenerate storage account keys

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Azure Storage concepts
  • Microsoft Windows operating system basics
  • PowerShell and .NET familiarity are beneficial, but not required

Lab Environment

Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:

After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:

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Logging into the Microsoft Azure portal

Begin the Lab by logging into the Microsoft Azure portal

Connecting to the Virtual Machine (RDP)

Connect to the Windows virtual machine using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) software

Creating a Storage Account Using an ARM template

Use an ARM template and PowerShell to deploy a storage account

Working with Azure Blob Storage

Use Azure PowerShell to work with block blobs

Working with Azure Table Storage

Use Azure PowerShell to manage an Azure Table

Working with Azure Queue Storage

Use Azure PowerShell to work with Queue Storage

Working with Azure Storage Account Keys

Learn how to access and regenerate storage account access keys using PowerShell