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Configure Microsoft Azure Files

SMB is one of the most used file-based protocols in the world and Azure Files brings a native cloud solution to Azure. This course will teach you how to architect and use Azure Files in Azure and beyond.
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(16)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 9, 2019
Duration
2h 37m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(16)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 9, 2019
Duration
2h 37m
Description

Architecting resiliency and expanding services to the cloud is a huge challenge for storage administrators. In this course, Configure Microsoft Azure Files, you will learn how to level Azure storage services, and Azure Files specifically to provide a cloud scale, SMB file service that can be used in the cloud and on-premises. First, you will learn the capabilities of Azure Files and how to utilize them. Next, you will discover how to add resiliency to Azure Files through snapshots and Azure Backup integration. Finally, you will explore how to integrate Azure Files with on-premises file services using Azure File Sync to provide replication and cloud tiering. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Files and Azure File Sync needed to fully leverage the services to compliment and expand your enterprise file services to a cloud solution.

About the author
About the author

John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(Music playing) Hi everyone, my name is John Savill, and welcome to my course Configure Microsoft Azure Files. I'm a principal technical architect at the Dallas Microsoft Technology Center. Azure Files profiles a rich cloud-based SMB storage service, which not only provides a shared storage service for Azure solutions, but can be used on-premises through SMB 3 encryption as well. When combined with Azure File Sync, Azure Files become the backbone for the data replication and resiliency for your entire enterprise file services solution. In this course, we're going to look at the key Azure Files and Azure File Sync technologies, the benefits, and architectural considerations. By the end of this course, you'll know how to architect and implement Azure Files and Azure File Sync in your storage architecture. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn Azure Files with the Configure Microsoft Azure Files course on Pluralsight.

Managing Azure Files
Welcome to the Configure Microsoft Azure Files course, and this first module, Managing Microsoft Azure Files Fundamentals. My name is John Savill. I'm a principal technical architect at Dallas Microsoft Technology Center, and you can follow me on Twitter at @ntfaqguy and my blog is at savilltech. com. I've written a number of books on Microsoft technologies, I speak at a lot of the major conferences, and I have a lot of training materials on Pluralsight. Now the goals for this course is to really focus all around the Azure Files technology. And there's a number of different aspects to that. This first module we're really going to dive into Azure Files, its capabilities, the scenarios when I want to use it. Then we're going to dive into actually deploying Azure File Sync. This enables me to take the value of Azure Files and bring that on-premises in conjunction with my regular file servers. And then on top of that, we'll actually monitoring and troubleshooting Azure Files and Azure File Sync. So for this first module, an overview of Azure Storage, when should I use Azure Files, how can I actually access Azure Files once I've created it, a look at quotas, limits, security aspects, and then snapshot an integration with Azure backup.

Deploying Azure File Sync
Welcome to the Deploying Azure File Sync module. In this module, I want to explore what are the replication options available for file services today, provide an overview of Azure File Sync, look at actually deploying the Azure File Sync solution, how I can configure the tiering capability of Azure File Sync, and then just quickly exploring the various Azure File Sync limits and its scalability.

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Azure File Sync
So welcome to the Monitoring and Troubleshooting Azure File Sync module. And in this module, I really want to dive into firstly Azure Files Health and Troubleshooting, because without Azure Files, I have no Azure File Sync. Then we've got to look at the configuration of Azure File Sync; again, there's not many things we can do, but let's just quickly review those options. How I can view the replication status really with an eye on well, what if there are challenges, how we troubleshoot agent installation failures, and any replication and tiering problems. And my goal is to actually try and focus on what resources are available for you, and what are some of the top problems for Azure Files and Azure File Sync.