Preparing Azure for Assessment
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1h 34m

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

This course provides an overview of the Azure Migrate offering and the various Azure Migrate integrations that are available, before moving on to assessing and migrating VMware virtual machines, Hyper-V machines, and physical machines.

After preparing for migration, this course will walk you through a guided demonstration of an actual assessment and migration of a VMware virtual machine to Microsoft Azure. By the time you finish this course, you should have a full understanding of the Azure Migrate Service and the different options that are available for using it to migrate servers to Microsoft Azure.

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Learning Objectives

  • Assess and migrate VMware virtual machines, Hyper-V machines, and physical machines
  • Set up and prepare Azure and VMware for Azure Migrate
  • Learn about the Azure Migrate Server Migration tool, appliance VMs, and continuous discovery
  • Understand all the steps necessary to carry out the migration of a VMware virtual machine to Microsoft Azure

Intended Audience

  • IT professionals interested in becoming Azure cloud architects or preparing for Microsoft’s Azure certification exams
  • IT professionals tasked with managing and supporting Azure virtual machines


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



Welcome back. What we're going to do here in this demonstration is ensure that we have the proper permissions to create an Azure Migrate project and to register our appliance. On the screen here you can see I'm logged into My Azure portal using my admin account.

To ensure that I have the proper permissions to create an Azure Migrate project, I need to open up my Lab Subscription here. And then from here I need to click on access control, or IAM.

From this screen here, I need to check access for my account. So what I'll do here is I'll search for my account and then I'll view my permissions here. Now I need to have either contributor or owner permissions listed here. And as you can see, we're an owner, so we're good here for this upcoming demonstration.

To be able to register my appliance later on, I need to assign permissions for Azure Migrate to create the Azure AD apps during the appliance registration. I can do this in one of two ways. As a global admin, I can allow all users in the tenant to create and register Azure AD apps, or I can assign the application developer role to the account that will be doing the migrations. Now, in this case, it's going to be my admin account.

For this exercise, I'll just make sure that users can create and register Azure AD apps. Now, to do this as a global admin, what I need to do is browse over to Azure Active Directory here and then into Users and then User settings. Now from here, I can set the app registrations option to Yes, if it's not already set to Yes. We can see here we already have it configured to allow. So with that, I have my Azure environment prepared for Azure Migrate.

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.