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Limitations of Azure Migrate

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration54m
Students439

Description

With the push to the cloud accelerating, it’s critical to understand how to migrate on-prem servers to Microsoft Azure. As an IT professional, you are likely to encounter situations where you need to plan and execute such migrations.

In this course, you will learn how to evaluate migration scenarios by using Azure Migrate. We’ll cover the discovery and assessment of on-prem VMware environments and how to identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed.  You’ll also learn about Azure Migrate port requirements and how to determine if the target environment is supported for a migration.

Later in the course, you will learn how to deploy and configure Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and how to use it to migrate an on-prem server to Microsoft Azure. You’ll also learn how to configure storage, create a backup vault, and how to prepare the source and target environments ahead of a migration.

The topics covered in this Azure course map very closely to learning objectives covered in the Microsoft Azure certification exams.  By mastering the topics covered in this course, the student not only learns skills necessary for assessing environments for migration suitability and for performing those migrations, but the student also learns skills necessary to prepare for certification exams.

Learning Objectives

Azure Migrate

  • Discover and Assess On-Prem VMware Environment
  • identify Workloads that Can and Cannot be Deployed
  • Identify Port Requirements
  • Identify Necessary Changes to Networks
  • Account Setup

Migrate Servers to Azure

  • Migrate with Azure Site Recovery (ASR)
  • Configure Storage and Create a Backup Vault
  • Prepare Source and Target Environments
  • Deploy Azure Site Recovery (ASR) Agent
  • Network Preparation

Intended Audience

  • IT Professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects
  • IT Professionals preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment

Transcript

As good a tool as it is, Azure Migrate can only assess on-prem VMware virtual machines for migration to Microsoft Azure. The VMware virtual machines must be managed by a vCenter Server running at least version 5.5 or later. Azure Migrate cannot discover VMs that are not managed by vCenter. The administrator can discover up to 1500 VMs in a single discovery and up to 1500 VMs can be contained in a single project. In addition, the maximum number of VMs that can be assessed in a single assessment is 1500. 

Discovering larger environments with Azure Migrate requires the discovery to be split up into multiple projects. Azure Migrate supports up to 20 projects per subscription. Currently, Azure Migrate projects can only be created in the West Central US or East US regions. However this doesn't impact the ability to plan migrations to any migrations target Azure location. The location of the migration project is used only to store meta-data discovered from the on-prem environment. Another important note to consider is that Azure Migrate only supports managed disks for migration assessment.

About the Author

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.