Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment exam AZ-100 – Resources Part 2 – Implement and manage storage

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AZ-100, AZ-101 and AZ-102 are all ceasing in favour of the AZ-103 single exam. See the link to the new exam syllabus – here
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Part 2 of 5 linking to the most appropriate documentation for learning how to achieve the objectives set in the new Azure AZ-100 exam.

Implement and manage storage (20-25%)

Create and configure storage accounts

May include but not limited to:

Configure network access to the storage account;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-network-security

create and configure storage account;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-create-storage-account

Powershell

Creating a new storage account

New-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName az100-rg01 -Name az100sa01 -SkuName Standard_LRS -Location uksouth -AccessTier Hot -Kind StorageV2 -Tag @{ Dept="IT"; Environment="Test" }

To upgrade existing General Purpose V1 accounts to V2.

Set-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName <resource-group> -AccountName <storage-account> -UpgradeToStorageV2

Change BLOB tier allocation to “Cool” for all BLOBs in a container. Other tiers are “Hot” and “Archive”, but “Archive” is not available in all regions.

$StgAcc = "<StorageAccount>"
$StgKey = "<StorageKey>"
$Container = "<Container>"
$ctx = New-AzureStorageContext -StorageAccountName $StgAcc -StorageAccountKey $StgKey

#Get all the blobs in container
$blob = Get-AzureStorageBlob -Container $Container -Context $ctx

#Set tier of all the blobs to Archive
$blob.icloudblob.setstandardblobtier("Cool")

generate shared access signature;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1

install and use Azure Storage Explorer;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vs-azure-tools-storage-manage-with-storage-explorer?tabs=windows

manage access keys;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-security-guide

monitor activity log by using Log Analytics;

I’m afraid I can’t get a good resource for this right now.

implement Azure storage replication

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-introduction#replication

Import and export data to Azure

May include but not limited to:
Create export from Azure job;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-from-blobs

create import into Azure job;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-to-blobs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-to-files

configure and use Azure blob storage;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vs-azure-tools-storage-explorer-blobs?toc=%2fazure%2fstorage%2fblobs%2ftoc.json

configure Azure content delivery network (CDN) endpoints

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-optimization-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-manage-powershell#creating-cdn-profiles-and-endpoints

PowerShell

New-AzureRmCdnProfile -ProfileName az100-cdnpro1 -ResourceGroupName az100-eun-az100-rg01 -Location "North Europe" -Sku Standard_Verizon

The PowerShell to create an EndPoint eludes me. There’s a strange combination or “OriginPath” and other Origin related parameters that I just can’t quite seen to get my head round.

Configure Azure files

May include but not limited to:

Create Azure file share;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-how-to-create-file-share

PowerShell

$storageContext = New-AzureStorageContext az100storacc blah-iamtheprimarykey-blah

$share = New-AzureStorageShare az100sysncshare -Context $storageContext

create Azure File Sync service;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-planning

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-deployment-guide?tabs=portal

create Azure sync group;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-deployment-guide?tabs=portal#create-a-sync-group-and-a-cloud-endpoint

troubleshoot Azure File Sync

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-troubleshoot?tabs=portal1%2Cportal

Implement Azure backup

May include but not limited to:

Configure and review backup reports;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-configure-reports

perform backup operation;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/quick-backup-vm-portal

create Recovery Services Vault;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-recovery-services-vault-overview

create and configure backup policy;

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-arm-vms-prepare#select-a-backup-goal-set-policy-and-define-items-to-protect

perform a restore operation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-restore-files-from-vm

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