Migrating a Physical Server from On-Prem to Azure with ASR

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration54m
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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

While the Azure Site Recovery service is typically used to manage and orchestrate disaster recovery of on-premises machines and Azure VMs to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery, ASR is also useful for migrating on-prem machines to Microsoft Azure. The process of migrating an on-prem server to Microsoft Azure using Azure Site Recovery is surprisingly straightforward. Begin the process by selecting a replication goal. Next, set up the source and target environments. With the source and target environments prepared, set up a replication policy and enable replication. 

Once replication is current, run a test migration to make sure everything's working as expected. If the test migration works as expected, run a one-time failover to Microsoft Azure. Now of course, the devil is always in the details. As such, in the upcoming demonstration, we're going to walk through the setup, configuration, and preparation of Azure Site Recovery Services. We'll then work through the migration of a physical on-prem server to Microsoft Azure using ASR.

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.