In the video, Sharon shows you how to configure the Azure environment in preparation for using Azure Site Recovery, including creating the Recovery Services vault, networking, and storage.
- [Instructor] Azure Site Recovery is not a simple setup and configuration, as Azure backup is. We will have to prepare both the Azure and on premise environments, configure the applications and prepare the recovery plans. I'll be breaking down each of these steps during the next several lessons. In this lesson, we will set up the required components. This includes an Azure resource group, storage, a recovery vault, and the subnet. Let's go ahead and start with the resource group.
As you can see, I've already logged into Azure, and you can see some of the resource groups that we've been working with throughout this course. I'm going to go ahead and add a new resource group. I'm simply going to call it LILASR. I'm going to pick my subscription, and I'm going to put it in Canada Central as that is the closest data center to me. I'm going to go ahead and click Create. Creating a resource group only takes a few moments, so we'll go ahead and take a look at that resource group.
As you can see, it is empty, so the next thing we need to do is add a storage account. Simply click on Add. I'm simply going to search on storage, and then select Storage account. Go ahead and click on Create. And to keep things consistent, I'm going to use the same naming convention here. I'm just going to call this lilstorage.
My Deployment model will be the Resource manager. The Account kind will be a general purpose storage account, but I am going to use v2. I'm going to go with the standard performance. And the replication for our purposes, I'm going to use LRS or Locally redundant storage. Next, I'm going to go ahead and select the Access tier. I'm going to go ahead and use a Hot tier. I'll pay a little bit more for it, but when I need to recover it'll be a little bit faster. I can require secure transfer. I actually don't need it here.
My subscription is Pay-As-You-Go, and I'm going to put this in the same resource group with the same location. And I do have the option to go ahead and configure the virtual networks at this point. I'm going to do that in a separate step. I'm going to go ahead and click Create. This will take a few moments. Once a storage account is created, you can go back to the resource group. I'm just going to go ahead and close the blade for storage account, and for everything as well. Next, I'm going to go ahead, and create the recovery services vault.
And here I'm actually going to select Recovery Services vault from the menu, and you'll see the vaults we've been working with throughout this course. I'm going to go ahead and add a new one. I'm going to call it lilrecovery. The subscription is Pay-As-You-Go. I'm going to use the resource group that we just created, the LILASR, and the location will be Canada Central, and again, these need to be in the same region. Go ahead and click Create. And this will take a few moments as well.
I'm going to pop back into our resource group. And I'm going to go ahead and add in our network. Then go ahead, select Add. And in this case I'm just going to select Virtual network. We're presented with a little bit of information about the virtual network, and I'm just going to go ahead and click Create. I'm going to go ahead and provide a name for our virtual network. I'm going to call it lilasrvnet. I'm going to leave the address space as is.
I'm going to use an existing resource group, going back to out LILASR. The location is here for me. I'm going to leave the subnet name as default, and the same for the address range, and then click Create. Once your virtual network is created, you can go ahead pop back into your resource group. And we'll make sure everything is there. As we can see, we have our virtual network, and this is used for the replicative virtual machines to connect to after failover. We have a recovery services vault. And we have our storage.
And the storage is here because we need a place to replicate those virtual machines to. And that's it for the basic configuration of our resource group in preparation for Azure Site Recovery. We'll continue with the preparation of Azure Site Recovery in the next lesson.
- Creating a Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup
- Protecting virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Restoring virtual machines, files and folders, databases, workloads, and file shares
- Azure Site Recovery scenarios
- Running failover and failback tests
- Replicating an Azure virtual machine