Migrating Servers To Azure
Migrating a Physical Server from On-Prem to Azure with ASR
The course is part of these learning paths
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.
- 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
- IT Professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects
- IT Professionals preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams
- General knowledge of IT infrastructure
- General knowledge of the Azure environment
Azure Migrate is an assessment tool offered by Microsoft that is used to assess on-prem VMware environments for suitability for migration to Microsoft Azure. The tool then makes migration recommendations based on what it finds. It is not, as the name may imply, a true migration tool, per say. Leveraging the Azure Migrate tool allows an administrator to discover information such as CPU utilization, memory utilization, disk details, network information, and much more. Machines can then be grouped by setting up dependencies so that the migrations can be more streamlined.
The Azure Migrate tool provides advice on rightsizing cloud resources, allowing for better control of migration costs, resulting in more efficient utilization. When Azure Migrate identifies specific VM's as problematic, step-by-step guidance is offered for addressing the identified obstacles. This helps keep migrations on track. After running an assessment with Azure Migrate, the actual migration of on-prem VM's to Microsoft Azure can be performed with services such as Azure Sight Recovery and Database Migration Services.
About the Author
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.